1st Annual Hard-Pressed Cider Fest

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

All ages 


(541) 386-2000

Mt. Defiance Cold Storage ~ 3315 Stadleman Drive ~ Hood River, OR 97031

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Thank you for an AMAZING SOLD OUT inaugural event! We will see you all again next year.

Artisan ciders will be the main attraction at the Hood River Chamber of Commerce’s 1st annual Hard-Pressed Cider Fest on Saturday, April 12, 2014. As the local cider industry has grown in the valley so have the demands of hard cider drinkers.  This event is an opportunity for seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers as well as a variety of additional Northwest Cideries. A menu of local cuisines, produce and arts vendors, a kid’s area, and a local line-up of music from bluegrass to classic rock, guarantees a great time for the whole family.  Sorry no dogs or pets.

Check out our latest Press Release!

2014 Cidery Line-up:

HR CiderworksBull Run CiderPortland Cider CompanyCarlton CyderworksReverend Nat’s Hard CiderHood Valley Hard Cider Co.2 Towns CiderhouseFox-Tail CiderThe Gorge White HouseATLAS Cider Co, Gorge Cyder House, and Rack & Cloth

Click here for our 2014 Cider Fest Awards

2014 Vendor Line-up:

Apple Valley BBQNouveau Raw & Oldfather FarmsFour & Twenty BlackbirdsColumbia Cochon featuring Pine Street Bakery rollsCascadia CreameryRyan’s Fres Fruit Juices, and Gorge Grown.

A huge thanks to our food vendors for making sure our tummies were happy all day too! Talk about some great pairings with any hard-cider.

♪ ♫ ~ 2014 Music Line-up ~ ♫ ♪ 

• Noon – 1:15 – Matt Farmer & Rachel Drake of The Shed Shakers

• 1:45 – 3:15   – Kerry Williams & The Huckleberry Pickers

• 3:30 – 4:15  - The Kitchen Table

• 4:30 – 6      - Smoke On The Water

Last, but not least THANK YOU to our musicians for keeping out feet tapping all day.

 2014 Photo Gallery

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The Hood River County Chamber Board voted to make all Hood River County Chamber of Commerce events tobacco and smoke free as of June 1, 2013.  Signage will be posted at all event sites. Ready to Quit? 1.800.QUITNOW  1.855.DEJELO-YA

 No Smoking - HRCCCF

Thank you Partners & Sponsors:

ryans juices                        Gorge Grown

Mount Hood Winery   Hood River Ciderworks       Oldfather FarmsAtlas Logo White BGportlandciderco Reverand Nat's Logo full sail

Gorge White House

BullRunCider Foxtail Cider Hood Valley Hard Cider

Rack & Cloth

2 towns


Gorge Cyder House