CiderFest!

CiderFest 2019!

Date/time:       October 5, 2019 Saturday, 10 AM – 6:00 PM

Location:                     Vashon Village, 17205 Vashon Hwy SW

Details:

FRESH CIDER PRESSING! 10 AM to 4 PM (Rain or Shine)

Vashon Village across from the Vashon Library in front of The Lodges on Vashon

17205 Vashon Hwy SW

The Vashon Island Fruit Club will be pressing Vashon grown apples and selling fresh cider and homemade apple crisps! Kids will get a chance to press apples with the Kid’s Press. The Fruit Club will be selling ½ gallons of apple cider ($5), homemade apple crisps ($2), cups of fresh & hot mulled cider ($1). A perfect way to start the fall season!

Vashon Island Fruit Club experts, Emily MacRae & Dr. Bob Norton, will be on hand to help you identify your mystery apples. Bring 3 to 4 samples of each for identifying. Also, if you want to start growing your own fruit, the Fruit Club will be taking orders for trees specially selected to grow well on Vashon Island.

Music by Frog Holler & Riverbend.  Photo op zone.

Saturday Farmer’s Market 10 AM to 2 PM

Village Green

Local farm harvests are in full swing. Visit the Farmer’s Market and supplement your cider purchases with local produce.

FIRE & RESCUE OPEN HOUSE! 10 AM to 2 PM

Fire Station 55 at 10020 SW Bank Rd.

Vashon Island Fire and Rescue will have their Annual Family Open House at Fire Station 55. Stop by to visit with local Fire & Rescue staff, enjoy hot dogs, bouncy houses, fire trucks, an air lift demonstration and other fun activities.

DRAGON’S HEAD TASTING ROOM & ORCHARD TOUR!

Tour at 10 AM, Tasting Room open until 5 PM

18201 107th Ave SW

Tour the orchards of Vashon’s own Dragon’s Head Cider!

NASHI ORCHARDS TASTING ROOM & ORCHARD TOUR!

Tour at 11 AM, 25407 Wax Orchard Rd SW

Tasting Room open 12 – 5 PM, 16906 107th Ave SW

Take a tour of Nashi Orchards to see what makes their Cider & Perry so special.

VASHON HERITAGE CIDER TASTING! 1 PM to 6 PM

Vashon Village across from the Vashon Library in front of The Lodges on Vashon

17205 Vashon Hwy SW

Entrance is $25 and includes a CiderFest tasting glass and 5 tickets for tasting the various ciders. Must be over 21 years old. The Vashon Chamber of Commerce and VIGA’s Food Access Partnership will be hosting this heritage cider tasting as a fundraiser.  The tasting event will feature ciders from orchard based cider makers who focus on selecting high quality, local apple varieties for their ciders.  Dragon’s Head Cider, Nashi Orchards, Vashon Winery, Alpenfire, Liberty Ciderworks, Snowdrift Cider Co. & Cockrell Hard Cider will be pouring samples.

Food by Gravy & Bramble House

Live music by Frog Holler & Riverbend.