Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest
Date: April 16, 2016. Cidery and Vendor applications available February 1.
Location: 3315 Stadelman Drive, Hood River, OR 97031
Contact: (541) 386-2000
With 11 cideries and counting, Hood River Valley’s hard cider scene is exploding. These craft cidermakers source the apples, pears and other fruits from the 440+ local orchardists, creating make 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 third 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 20 cideries will be participating, with more than 30 ciders on tap.
The day-long event also features local food carts, a kid’s area and a line-up of local music, from bluegrass to classic rock – guaranteeing a great time for the whole family. Spring showers aren’t a problem, as the tasting takes place in a covered hall. And, just a friendly reminder, pets are not allowed at the event.