The region’s largest annual hard cider tasting festival, Cider Summit Seattle, is back!
Presented by Amazon, more than 50 cideries convene at Cider Summit to share over 150 ciders, meads, cider cocktails and apple spirits, from Pacific Northwest favorites to international classics. Many cidermakers will be at the event to guide guests through tasting experiences.
“We are thrilled to welcome back our community after the two-year hiatus,” said lan Shapiro, the co-founder and producer of Cider Summit. “Cider Summit is the perfect way to greet the beginning of fall for cider lovers and the cider curious. This year’s festival holds extra meaning and it feels great to be back together.”
There will be eats available for purchase from Seattle Monster Dogs and Frelard Tamales, along with additional onsite snacks. Oregon Fruit Products will be hosting a Cider Challenge, with text voting to determine the winner. The J. Seeds Cocktail Lounge will feature an array of fruit spirits and pommeau. Stop by the Dog Lounge hosted by Just Food for Dogs and benefiting Seattle Humane Society for shade, water and treats. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome!
Cider Summit Seattle will take place Friday, September 9th from 3:00 – 8:00 pm (VIP session at 2:00 pm) and Saturday, September 10th from 12:00 – 5:00 pm at Lake Union Park at 860 Terry Ave. N., adjacent to The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).
VIP tickets are $45+ if purchased in advance online through July 31 and $50+ starting August 1 while supply lasts. VIP tickets are limited and will not be sold at the gate. VIP tickets include a festival tasting glass, 18 tasting tickets and exclusive admission starting at 2pm on September 9.
General Admission tickets are $35+ if purchased in advance online thru July 31 and $40+ starting August 1 and $60 at the gate (all taxed & fees included). General Admission tickets include a festival tasting glass and 14 tasting tickets.
Founded over a 12 years ago, Cider Summit produces cider tasting festivals in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Chicago. Cider Summit Seattle is sponsored by Amazon, Oregon Fruit Products, Imperfect Foods, Umpqua Bank, J. Seeds Cider Whiskey, Just Food for Dogs and NW Beverages. Media partners include The Stranger, CIDERCRAFT Magazine, iHeart Media and KEXP. Event beneficiaries include The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research, Seattle Humane and NW Cider Association.