4th Annual Orcas Island
Cider and Mead Festival
Saturday, May 10, 2014
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
the Eastsound Village Green
It was a recordbreaker!!
The big white tent was filled with sixteen hard cider and mead producers products and 481 people were able experience and learn about some of the best hard ciders and meads made in the Great Northwest. The Dustbunnies, the Crow Valley Family Band and Andon Hiltner’s band, Andonimus Sessions, provided really great music all day long; and Mother Nature gave us a lovely, sunny day on Mother’s Day weekend.
The Orcas Island Home Brew competition again drew 16 bottles of home brewed hard ciders - each trying to topple last year’s winners. The judges: Murphy Evans with Honey Moon Mead, Vince Carlson with Adytum Cellars and Chris Passarelli with Schilling Ciders were very impressed with the quality of entries our Orcas Island brewers submitted.
However, no one was able to beat last year’s first place winner.
The Litch/Bishop 2013 Brew of apple and Asian pear cider came out on
top again. Second place went to Gil Becerra with his 2013 Quince and
apple cider, and third went to Dave Zoeller’s 2013 Harry Masters/Kingston
Black/Foxwhelp apple cider. Our sincere thanks to Crow Valley Pottery
for donating the beautiful and coveted award plates.
It never hurts to plan ahead, so mark your calendar! And bring friends to the Village Green on Orcas Island, Washington, Saturday, June 27, 2015 and enjoy a great day on Orcas Island!