3rd Annual Orcas Island
Cider and Mead Festival
Saturday, May 11, 2013
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
the Eastsound Village Green
Ready for Next Year
Northwest hard cider and mead producers including Finnriver, Wescott Bay, Edgemount, Sky River, Alpenfire, Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Lopez Vineyards, Hidden Legend, Chaucers Mead, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Mountain Meadows Mead, Snowdrift, Honey Run and Tieton Cider Works will be gathering together under the tasting tent at the Eastsound Village Green on Orcas Island celebrating the third annual Cider and Mead Festival alongside the Farmer’s Market on the Eastsound Village Green.
Orcas home brews will be judged by the professionals and the winners will be crowned “Orcas Best of the Fest.”
The tent will be perched near the Village stage where Orcas Island musicians including Bruce Harvey and the Sandfleas will be entertaining the throng during the event. Anyone over 21 will be able to enter the tasting tent for a minimum $5 contribution to the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program which together with Co-organizers Ray’s General Store and Pharmacy and the Northwest Cider Association help produce the event.
Various Island restaurants including Allium and Inn at Ship Bay will feature special food pairings with ciders and meads. The Lower Tavern will be featuring a producer or two on their wine list, and The Kitchen will be cooking up a lunch on the Friday before using ciders in several of its dishes.
Mark your calendar! And bring friends to the Village Green on Orcas Island May 11, 2013 and enjoy the our great Farmer’s Market along with festive live music and the Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival!