CiderCon® 2024 Regional Tours

Get to Know the Northwest on These Amazing CiderCon® 2024 Tours!

From the mountains to the valleys, from the cities to the farms and rural communities, these tours will explore the diverse natural beauty, apple growing regions, and cider traditions of the Pacific Northwest.

 Scheduled departure times are subject to change.  Please contact Emily at the ACA to confirm timing before making travel plans.

All tours will involve decent amounts of walking and may involve mud, rough terrain, stairs and/or inclement weather. Please come prepared with sturdy walking shoes and clothing for all weather possibilities.



Tuesday, January 16, 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM

Cost: $110

Visit three fermentation focused businesses in the scenic Columbia River Gorge that make both cider and beer: Double Mountain, Mt View Orchards, and Working Hands Fermentation. We’ll tour production spaces and tasting rooms to see how these businesses attract both the local community and tourists, both beer and cider drinkers.

Tour cost includes tastings, lunch, and transportation.




Tuesday, January 16, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost: $100

Indulge your senses in a culinary adventure like no other as we take you on a journey through the heart of Portland, Oregon, where food, cider, and culture collide in a tantalizing fusion of flavors and experiences. This tour features 5 unique locations, with multiple pairings at each location. Don't miss out on this chance to celebrate the vibrant culinary scene of this beautiful city, known for its diverse and quirky offerings and world- renowned ciders.



Tuesday, January 16, 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM

Cost: $110

The Willamette Valley, just south of Portland, contains two-thirds of Oregon’s wineries and vineyards. It’s also home to fabulous cideries, many of them using the bounty of the region to make co-ferments. On this tour we’ll visit four cideries and orchards to chat about how they coexist in wine country and taste their ciders.

Tour cost includes tastings, lunch, and transportation.




Wednesday, January 17, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $20

Catch a ride to 2 Towns Ciderhouse - the nation’s largest independent craft cider producer  - for a special CiderCon Open House. Tour the 2 Towns production space (a former helicopter hanger!), meet with cidermakers, enjoy free cider tastings and hot cider, listen to music, and mingle with CiderCon attendees under the big tent. Lunch and goodies from local food trucks and more than 20 ciders will be available for purchase.




Monday, January 15, 12:00 PM - Tuesday, January 16, 6:00 PM

Cost: $295

Journey north to discover the beauty and history of the cideries, orchards, and lands of the Olympic Peninsula. This two day tour will visit two cideries, one cidery event space, and a new cider education facility.

Tour cost includes tastings at 3 stops, dinner, lunch, breakfast, hotel, and transportation. In addition to the official tour agenda, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Fort Worden Historical Park where we will stay overnight in historic officer’s homes.



Overnight Full Tour

Monday, January 15, 9:00 AM - Tuesday, January 16, 6:00 PM

Cost: $395

From small DIY to high tech high volume, this tour will visit 4 Seattle area cideries showcasing different production facility scales and styles. On this 2 day tour of production facilities you’ll visit Schilling Cider, Seattle Cider Company, Locust Cider, and Greenwood Cider Company. We’ll also make time for a tasting at Yonder Cider’s taproom and a cider pairing dinner at Capitol Cider.

Tour cost includes tastings at each stop, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 hotel night in Seattle, and transportation to and from Portland. In addition to the official tour agenda, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Ballard brewery district and Capitol Hill neighborhood on your own.



Partial Tour

Tuesday, January 16, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Cost: $100

Live in the Seattle area? Join the Seattle tour for a cider pairing dinner at Capitol Cider on Monday evening and all activities on Tuesday 1/16. Bring your luggage and meet at the hotel in Seattle on Tuesday morning  You’ll meet the tour and catch a ride to Portland.