Cider Fest 2019-03-22T02:15:25+00:00

Date: April 20, 2019 | 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.
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 kid’s activity area – guaranteeing a great time for the whole family. Spring showers aren’t a problem, as the tasting area takes place in a covered hall. FREE PARKING!
Purchase Tickets
Food Vendor
Arts & Crafts Vendor

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

$15 – Pre-sale 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

2019 Participating Cideries:

12 Bridge Ciderworks
Oregon City, Ore.

1859 Cider Co.*
Salem, Ore.

2 Towns Ciderhouse
Corvallis, Ore.

Avid Cider Co.*
Portland, Ore.

Bandon Rain
Bandon, Ore.

Cider Riot
Portland, Ore.

Crush Cider Cafe
Hood River, Ore.

Eugene, Ore.

Double Mountain Brewery
Hood River, Ore.

Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Chimacum, Wash.

Fox-Tail Cider
Hood River, Ore.

The Gorge White House
Hood River, Ore.

Happy Valley Ciderworks*
Clackamas, Ore.

Jester & Judge
Stevenson, Wash.

KYLA Hard Kombucha
Hood River, Ore.

Legend Cider Company
The Dalles, Ore.

Pear UP
Wenatchee, Wash.

Portland Cider Company
Portland, Ore.

Runcible Cider
Mosier, Ore.

Schilling Cider
Portland, Ore.

Stone Circle Cider*
Estacada, Ore.

Tieton Cider Works
Yakima, Wash.

Tumalo Cider Co.
Bend, Ore.

WildCraft Cider Works
Eugene, Ore.

Woodbox Cider
Portland, Ore.

2019 Highlights:

  • Local food carts: Apple Valley BBQ, Michoacan Sports Bar & Grill, and The Local Grind.
  • Arts & crafts vendors
  • An expanded interactive kids’ zone, hosted by Our Children’s Place Academy, with games, crafts and cider-centered projects
  • NEW: a “dog parking” service just outside the event gates, thanks to Kind Animal Services. Space is limited and there is an hourly fee. To reserve a spot for your pooch, email Please note that animals are not allowed within the event area.

Music Line-Up:

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. — Rachel Drake, Hood River, OR
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Joanna Lee, Bend, OR
3:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m. — The Boxcar Stringband, Bend, OR
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — Van Rontens, Portland, OR

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

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. 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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