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Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest
April 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm$10
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
Crush Cider Café – Hood River, OR*
Finnriver Farm & Cidery – Chimacum, WA*
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
Spoke and Sail Cider Co. – Hood River, OR*
Swift Cider – Portland, OR*
The Gorge White House – Hood River, OR
Tieton Cider Works – Yakima, WA
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks – Salem, OR
*New, this year.