CiderFest is Saturday, Oct 6th!
Fresh Cider Pressing! 10 AM to 4 PM
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 6000 lbs of Vashon grown apples and selling fresh cider, hot mulled cider, homemade apple crisps and apple trees! Featuring live music from four Vashon bands, Kid’s Press, corn hole & photo op zone!
Vashon Island Fruit Club experts Emily MacRae & Dr. Bob Norton will 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.
CiderFest Saturday Farmer’s Market 10 AM to 2 PM
BYOA! Bring your own Apples (not picked up from the ground) and use the VIGA Cider Press to make your own fresh Cider. VIGA will provide containers and experts on hand to show you what to do. Free, but donations are accepted.
CiderFest Fire & Rescue Open House 10 AM to 2 PM
Fire Station 55 at 10020 SW Bank Rd.
Stop by 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.
CiderFest Nashi Orchards Tasting Room & Orchard Tour!
Tour at 10 AM, Tasting Room Open until 5PM
25407 Wax Orchard Road SW
Take a tour of Nashi Orchards to see what makes their Cider & Perry so special.
CiderFest Dragon’s Head Cider Tasting Room & Orchard Tour!
Tour at 11 AM, Tasting Room Open until 5PM
18201 107th Ave SW
Tour the orchards of Vashon’s own Dragon’s Head Cider!
CiderFest Heritage (Hard) Cider Tasting 2 PM to 6 PM
The Lodges on Vashon Pavillion
17205 Vashon Hwy SW
Entrance is $15 and includes a CiderFest tasting glass, and 5 tickets for tasting the various ciders. Must be over 21 years old.
The Vashon Island Growers Association will be hosting the Hard Cider tasting as a fundraiser for their organization. The tasting event will feature heritage cider producers that focus on selecting high quality apple varieties for their ciders. Dragon’s Head Cider, Nashi Orchards, Alpenfire, Liberty Ciderworks and Whitewood Cider will all be pouring samples. Music by Vashon bands.