Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest

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 40 ciders on tap.

To accompany the ciders, festival-goers can dig into offerings from the area’s vibrant food scene, including Apple Valley BBQ, Leah’s Lunch, and Solstice Wood Fire Café. The daylong event also features a lineup of local music, from an old-time string band to honky-tonk country and rock, 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 takes place in a covered hall. And, just a friendly reminder, pets are not allowed at the event.

2016 Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest Participating Cideries

2 Towns Ciderhouse – Corvallis, OR
Apple Outlaw – Applegate, OR*
Atlas Hard Cider Co. – Bend, OR
Carlton Cyderworks – McMinnville, OR
Crush Cider Café – Hood River, OR*
Bull Run Cider – Forest Grove, OR
Finnriver Farm & Cidery – Chimacum, WA*
Hood Valley Hard Cider – Parkdale, OR
HR Ciderworks – Hood River, OR
Jester & Judge – Stevenson, WA
Portland Cider Co. – Oregon City, OR
Fox-Tail Cider – Hood River, OR
Neigel Vintners Cider – East Wenatchee, WA
Rack & Cloth – Mosier, OR
Red Tank Cider – Bend, OR*
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider – Portland, OR
Rogue Cider – Newport, OR
Schilling Cider – Auburn, WA
12 Ciders – Hood River, OR*
Swift Cider – Portland, OR*
The Gorge White House – Hood River, OR
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks – Salem, OR

*New, this year.

Entertainment Line-Up

Noon – 1:15pm …. Junebug Boys
1:45pm – 3:00pm …. Anderson Gould Trio
3:30pm – 4:45pm …. Tracy Klas Band
5:15pm – 6:45pm …. Wasco Bros.


April 16, 2016 | Noon to 7pm


3315 Stadelman Drive
Hood River, OR 97031


(541) 386-2000

Download 2016 Guide (pdf)


$10 – Full event pass (includes entry into Cider Fest, entry into 21+ Cider Garden, 4 (3.5oz) taste tokens, and commemorative glass.

$5 – Entry only (entry into Cider Fest event; does not include commemorative glass and tokens)

Free – Entry to the event for those 20 and younger.  No entry to the 21+ Cider Garden.

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