Cider Summit has announced the final lineup of ciders and programming details for the area’s largest cider tasting festival, taking place on September 9-10. The South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn will be transformed into a cider lover’s paradise, with over 180 ciders available, and an expanded selection of meads and cider cocktails as well.
Among the combined 200 selections are over 130 from Oregon and Washington along with ciders from Idaho, Michigan, California, Vermont and New Hampshire. International selections include benchmark styles from the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Canada, and others. 16 fruit ciders have been created for the 2nd annual Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge – with the winner determined by consumer ballot.
Other event highlights include:
- Dog Lounge, hosted by Seattle Humane and Downtown Dog Lounge where dogs & pet owners can recharge & refresh.
- Cider Summit Event Store featuring bottles-to-go and an array of event merchandise.
- Music programming produced in conjunction with KEXP.
General admission tickets are $35 in advance online or at selected event sponsor locations and $40 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $45, exclusively online, and include four extra tasting tickets and exclusive early access to the event between 2pm-3pm on Friday. Designated driver tickets will be available for $5 at the door only and include a bottle of water. The event is strictly 21 and over.
Cider Summit is the official kick-off event to sixth annual Washington Cider Week – 10 days of events celebrating the area’s cider culture. More information on Washington Cider Week and Northwest cider is available at nwcider.com.
Cider Summit is committed to working with several community and nonprofit organizations. This year’s event beneficiaries include the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, Seattle Humane and Northwest Cider Association. Cider Summit SEA is presented by Whole Foods Market along with supporting sponsors including Amazon, Capitol Cider, Oregon Fruit Products, Krave Jerky, Hood River Juice, Downtown Dog Lounge, Umpqua Bank and Click Wholesale Distributing.