Now in its third year, the Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest gives seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from Hood River County’s very own cider makers, as well as a variety of additional Northwest cideries. More than 20 cideries will be participating – including six cideries that are new to the festival – with more than 30 ciders on tap. Set in scenic Hood River Valley among blossoming apple, pear and cherry orchards, this popular festival gives people the chance to see and experience first-hand where so many of these ciders get their start.
The day-long event also features local food carts, a kid’s area and a line-up of local music, from an old-time string band to honky-tonk country and rock – guaranteeing a great time for the whole family. Spring showers aren’t a problem, as the tasting takes place in a covered hall.
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Where: 3315 Stadelman Drive, Hood River, OR
Hours: Noon-7 PM
$10 – Full event pass. Includes: entry into Cider Fest, entry into 21+ Cider Garden, four (3.5oz) taste tokens, and commemorative glass.
$5 – Entry only. Adult entry into Cider Fest event; ages 14 and under are free. Does not include commemorative glass and tokens.