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Olympic Peninsula Apple and Cider Festival

October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - October 14, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

$15 – $65

Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival

Celebrate the Season, Taste the Region

October 12-14th

Multiple Locations


Fall abundance is celebrated with the second annual Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival. Appreciate the traditions and culture of growing apples and brewing cider with a truly authentic Pacific Northwest, tree-to-glass weekend experience. Attendees are welcome to join for one, two, or all three days of feasting, tasting and celebration.

On Friday, indulge in a Harvest Dinner and festival kick-off at the Palindromea benefit dinner for the Jefferson Clemente Foundation with delicious local food and local ciders and ale on tap from Alpenfire, Finnriver, Eaglemount and Propolis . On Saturday morning, drop by the Port Townsend Farmers Market, which is one of the largest small town markets in the nation. Saturday afternoon the party revs up back at the Palindrome with the “Cider Saloon,” featuring more than 40 regional ciders, apple pressing and live music. Tickets include 10 hard cider tastings and a festival shot glass. An after-party is hosted at Propolis Brewing with food trucks and a fire show. On Sunday morning, there will be a Ploughman’s Cider Breakfast at Alpenfire Cidery, followed by apple-themed seminars and orchard tours. The annual Finnriver World Apple Day Country Fair takes place on Sunday from 12-9pm featuring cider tastings, orchard tours, live music, woodfired pizza, morris dancers, the Fermentation Games, apple identification and apple themed treats! All day-time events are all-ages, however all hard cider tastings are 21+.

In its first year, the weather for the Apple & Cider Festival was shaky. With heavy overcast skies and occasional sprinkles, eyes were squinted upwards as vendors wished for sun. Yet this did not stop the crowd’s burgeoning appetite for cider! The Palindrome was quickly packed to the gills with guests who, if they couldn’t get their sunshine outside, were eager to drink up the sunshine imbued into the apples.

Inspired in part by the Franklin Cider Days on the East Coast, this festival is a new Northwest tradition, grounded in the flavor of the season and the culture of the region: rugged, classy and delicious.

Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival

October 12-14th – Multiple Locations
$15 – $65 for full weekend pass


Harvest Dinner and Festival Kick Off – 6:00 – 9:00 – $30

Fundraiser for the Jefferson Clemente Foundation
Delicious local food and local ciders on tap.

1893 S Jacob Miller Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368



Port Townsend Farmers Market – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Free

Delicious fresh and artisan crafted foods and beverages, live music and handmade crafts.

650 Tyler St, Port Townsend, WA 98368


Cider Saloon – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – $30

Featuring 40+ regional hard ciders, apple tempura, cider pressing, live music and celebration!

1893 S Jacob Miller Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Apple Festival Dinner  – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – $75 (+ ticketing fee)

(Dinner not included in weekend pass)

A multi-course Family Style meal with Sommelier-selected pairings from local craft cideries, this menu will  feature Locally sourced cheeses with apple confiture, Buttercup Squash Bisque with roasted apple curry, Applewood smoked bacon braised brussels sprouts with Nash’s pork loin, and a baked caramel apple to finish.
Tickets available at:
Fireside Restaurant, 1 Heron Road, Port Ludlow

Propolis Fall Fire Party – 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM – Free

Food trucks, fire show and dance party.
2457 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, WA 98368


Ploughman’s Cider Breakfast – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – $15

Seminars at Alpenfire Cidery – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
220 Pocket Ln, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Finnriver World Apple Day Fair – 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Free

A community celebration with cider tastings, orchard tours, live music, orchard parade, woodfired pizza, food & treats, kids fun, facepainting, hula hooping, apple cider donuts and the 2nd Annual Cidery Fermentation Games!

124 Center Rd, Chimacum, WA 98325



October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
October 14, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
$15 – $65


Thunderbull Productions


Multiple venues