PRESS RELEASE: BC Cider Week Returns from April 28th to May 7th

Media Contact:
Emily Ritchie


Third Annual BC Cider Week taking place this Spring – April 28-May 7th

British Columbia Cider Week returns this year – now in the Spring! Many tastings and events planned throughout BC from April 28th to May 7th.

Vancouver Island, British Columbia – April 3rd, 2017 – The Northwest Cider Association’s (NWCA) third annual BC Cider Week is only 25 days away– happening from April 28th to May 7th. This ten-day craft cider celebration will see many cider events, tastings and festivities anticipated throughout British Columbia.

The official BC Cider Week celebrates the art of craft cider and the upcoming summer season with events spanning the entire province. Tasting events from Kelowna to Vancouver Island include 3 festivals, tap take overs, cider pairing meals, and much more throughout the 10 day event.

Events are posted on the NWCA website and facebook page and more events are registered weekly. Four festivals will highlight local cider:
April 28th : Bacon and Cider Festival in Kelowna.
April 29th : Orchard and the Sea launches it’s first festival called British Columbia Cider Festival at Heritage Hall in Vancouver.
April 30th: SeaCider is bringing back their popular Cider Social on Vancouver Island.
May 6th: Okanagan Craft Cider Festival at BC Tree Fruits in Kelowna

“The BC Cider industry is experiencing a lot of excitement and growth and our Third Annual BC Cider Week celebrates this,” said Emily Ritchie, executive director of the Northwest Cider Association. “We are excited to be moving this festival to the spring – kicking off the summer season with many great events throughout BC.”

Watch for more events posted on Facebook: When applicable, tickets and reservations are strongly encouraged, such as for the BC Cider Week Kick-off and Send-off events. Thank you to our sponsors Commercial Logistics, the transport division of Container World and to SIP Northwest.

About Northwest Cider Association:
Founded in 2010, the Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) brings cideries and cider lovers together to learn, experience and enjoy the Pacific Northwest cider culture. Representing more than 80 commercial cidermakers from throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, the group is dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing this thriving industry. NWCA hosts cider-themed events including Cider Weeks in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. For more information about the Northwest Cider Association, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@nwcider).

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