Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest

Date: April 21, 2018 | Noon to 7pm
Location: 3315 Stadelman Drive, Hood River, OR 97031
Contact: (541) 386-2000

Hood River Valley’s hard cider scene is exploding. These craft cider makers source the apples, pears and other fruits from the 440+ local orchardists, creating ciders that truly give you a taste of Hood River, and place the region at the forefront of the new national hard cider movement.

Now in its fifth year, the Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries.  More than twenty-five cideries will be participating, with more than 50 ciders on tap.

The daylong event also features a lineup of local music, and a kids’ area, complete with a bouncy house – guaranteeing a great time for the whole family. Spring showers aren’t a problem, as the tasting area takes place in a covered hall.

And, just a friendly reminder, pets are not allowed at the event.
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Tickets:

$20 – Full event pass (includes entry into Cider Fest, 5- 2 oz taste tokens, and commemorative glass.)

$15 – Presale event pass (includes entry into Cider Fest, 5- 2 oz taste tokens, and commemorative glass.)

$10 – Entry only (entry into Cider Fest event; does not include commemorative glass and tokens)

Free – Under 21

Entertainment Line-up:

TBD

Participating Cideries

Three Cider-Centered Days in Hood River

Long known for its rolling hills of fruit orchards and its craft beer scene, the Hood River Valley is experiencing the fermentation craze making its way across the country. Thanks to its 14,000 acres of fruit orchards and multiple generations of farming knowledge, Hood River Valley is quickly becoming the epicenter of Oregon cider making.

Hood River is home to nine cideries, plus the Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, now in its fourth year. Over the last decade, local farmers and cider makers have cultivated a sweet partnership that has led to an infusion of the region’s apples, pears, cherries, apricots and hops into a wide range of hard ciders.

This spring, plan a multi-day stay in Hood River and explore the area’s authentic cider scene. The prime time to visit: April, when the Hood River Valley is blanketed in pink and white blossoms.

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