Nothing is more fun than spending a day tasting fabulous Perry and Cider. Please join us at these events for a taste of our unique and award-winning libations!
Join us at the 6th Annual NWCA Summer Cider Day held in Port Townsend, WA at the Northwest Maritime Center, a beautiful indoor venue over looking the sound. This is a large cider tasting event featuring a diverse array of craft local and regional hard ciders.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. You get 8 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass. Some of the best ciders you can anywhere, food for available purchase and even a cider shop so you take home the bottles and cans you love.
VIP hour from 11:00 a.m. to noon.
This year Vashon celebrates its 107th Strawberry Festival. A celebration of all the things that make Vashon Island unique. There is something for all ages and interests during the fun-filled, busy weekend! A grand-parade, classic car show and parade, several music stages, vendor booths, alternative carnival, local artists, and street dances are all part of the fun. Toss in pancake breakfasts, a rocking beer garden, a fun run, the firefighter's challenge, the Miss Lucy Dinner, and loads of children's activities. You will have something to do morning til night!
Fifth annual celebration returns to scenic North Puget Sound with 60 ciders to sip, live music from award-winning duo and gourmet fare
Summer Cider Day welcomes 17 cideries for a day of tasting and merriment on the Port Townsend Waterfront
Port Townsend, Wash. – (June 30, 2015) – The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) announces details for its fifth annual Summer Cider Day taking place Saturday, August 8 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. With more than 60 ciders to try, music from the dynamic, award-winning bluegrass band, the Whiskey Minstrels, and gourmet gluten-free fare from Sirens Pub, this family friendly event showcases some of the top cideries from Washington, Oregon and Montana.
“It’s been really exciting to see Summer Cider Day grow and evolve year over year as cider continues to gain in popularity,” said Sherrye Wyatt, executive director of the Northwest Cider Association. “This is one of the largest cider tasting events in Washington state and has helped establish the Northwest as a nationally recognized cider region.”
Summer Cider Day’s participating cideries include: Alpenfire Cider, Eaglemount Cider and Finnriver Farm and Cidery (Port Townsend); Dragon's Head Cider and Nashi Orchards (Vashon Island); Liberty Ciderworks (Spokane); Schilling Cider (Seattle); Snowdrift Cider and Niegel Vintners (East Wenatchee); Spire Mountain Cider and Whitewood Cider (Olympia); Tieton Ciderworks (Tieton) and Locust Cider (Woodinville) from Washington. EZ Orchards (Salem), New West and Reverend Nat's Hard Cider (Portland) will showcase Oregon’s finest with Montana’s representation from Montana CiderWorks (Darby).
Garden Tour Celebrates 25 Years!
With spring in sight, VAA staff and volunteers are preparing for one of our community’s most anticipated events: the Vashon Island Garden Tour. June 27 and 28 marks the Tour’s 25th anniversary, with a slate of activities that promises to delight garden and art enthusiasts alike.
Sunset Garden Gala is an elegant evening celebration held for the first time at Nashi Orchards. Across its 27 acres, Nashi is home to exceptional Asian pears and apples, locally grown and pressed into perry and hard cider. Guests will enjoy live music, gourmet cuisine by Herban Feast, wines by Palouse Winery and signature cocktails.
Garden Art Market returns with an exciting array of Seattle-area artists and vendors selling creations of many mediums. Once again the Market sets up on the sprawling green in front of the Puget Sound Energy headquarters on Vashon Highway—an ideal spot for a picnic.
The Tour itself boasts five diverse horticultural havens—a charming Dockton garden, a vineyard/winery, and a family farm among others—all tucked away in private corners of Vashon and Maury.
We are grateful to our Garden Tour sponsors – Windermere, J.R. Crawford, Vashon Thriftway and Palouse Winery – for their generous support.
Sunset Garden Gala
Friday, June 26, 6 pm to moonlight
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