The eighth annual Cider Summit PDX is back June 29 and 30 at The Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton St. in Portland’s Pearl District. Presenting nearly 200 hard ciders, regional favorites and international classics served in festival commemorative glassware. The event will feature a variety of food vendors, a dog lounge, live blues music on the Jim Miller Memorial Stage, and an on-site store featuring festival merchandise and select bottles to go from participating cidermakers.
“Cider Summit annually exposes thousands of cider lovers and the cider curious to some of the best beverages on the market,” explained event co-founder, Alan Shapiro. “Portland is one of our signature events, due to an incredible selection of Northwest cidermakers, and its setting in a stunning venue with the iconic Fremont Bridge as a backdrop.”
Tickets available through Cidersummit.com. General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 12 tasting tickets and cost $25 if purchased before June 1; $30 if purchased between June 1 and June 28; and $35 at the gate. VIP tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, 16 tasting tickets, and one hour early admission on opening day and cost $35 if purchased before June 1, and $40 if purchased between June 1 and June 28; quantities are limited and may run out. Designated driver tickets are available for $5 and include a bottle of water; DD tickets are only available at the gate. Minors are not allowed at the festival.
Plus a great Blues line-up this year
Robbie Laws and Ed Neuman: 3:15p-4:30p
Ty Curtis Duo: 4:45p-5:45p
Lloyd jones: 6:00p-7:15p
Norman Sylvester: 12:30p-1:30p
Ellen Whyte Trio: 1:45p-3:00p
Lisa Mann Band: 3:15p-4:30p
The event is a benefit for Cascade Blues Association, Northwest Cider Association, Dove Lewis Emergency Pet Hospital, and The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.