come out & join us for our 8th annual festival in 2018!
ORCAS ISLAND CIDER & MEAD FESTIVAL
JULY 28, 2018 /// VILLAGE GREEN, EASTSOUND, WA /// 11 AM-4 PM
From 11 AM-4 PM, the Eastsound Village Green on Orcas Island will be packed with people enjoying a multitude of ciders and meads to benefit Orcas Island Children's House.
The big white tent will be filled with a number of hard cider and mead producers, their fabulous products and lots of raving fans. Come taste and learn about some of the best ciders and meads from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There will be live music on the stage, great food and our wonderful Farmers Market right next door. And definitely make sure you purchase some bottles to take with you for later enjoyment!
Orcas Island home brewers, remember to enter your cider in the The Orcas Island Home Brew competition. You know you want to be king or queen of the event! Coveted prizes again this year are beautiful hand-crafted Cider Festival growlers created by Philip Shane, Drink Rinse Repeat.
Featuring Hot Damn Scandal
Your cider and mead sippin' wouldn't be complete without memorable music! Performing at the festival from 11 AM–2 PM, Hot Damn Scandal finds its songs under park benches and in forgotten alleyways. The resulting outlaw ballads, dirty jazz, circus freakouts, shanty-rags, string band funk, lonesome heart-breakers, and whiskey bottle love songs blend together in a sweet song syrup somewhere between a ramble and a roar. Sometimes called ‘Northwest Devil Swing’, Hot Damn Scandal pulls no punches and and puts thunder in your molasses. And in your cider.
Book your lodging and ferry reservations early. This time of year is a very popular time to visit Orcas.
Below are some highlights of past festivals.
Our Sponsors and Volunteers
A big thank you to our 2018 sponsors - you make this event possible!
If you want to join this list of 2018 sponsors or volunteer to help with the event, please call Children's House for more information (360) 376-4744 or email us.
It's easy to become a sponsor of the festival – simply visit the Cider Fest page on the Children's House website and make your donation via Paypal. If you prefer, you may download and return the 2018 sponsor flyer with your check payable to Orcas Island Children's House.