Apple and Cider Festival

Celebrate The Season, Taste The Region

October 12th - 14th, 2018

Tickets on sale August 1st

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About the event

Fall abundance is celebrated with the second annual Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival. Appreciate the traditions and culture of growing apples and fermenting 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 Palindrome—a 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 afternoon, 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.




Harvest Dinner at the Palindrome | 6 — 9 | $30
Delicious local food and local ciders on tap; fundraiser for the Jefferson Clemente Foundation


Port Townsend Farmers Market | 9 — 2 | free
Fresh artisan crafted foods and beverages, live music and handmade crafts

Cider Saloon | 1 — 5 | $30
Featuring 40+ regional hard ciders, apple tempura, cider pressing, live music and celebration! 

Propolis Fall Fire Party | 5 — midnight | free
Food trucks, fire show and dance party 


Alpenfire, Ploughman's Cider Breakfast | 10 — noon | $15
Coffee, bread, Mt. Townsend Cheese, cold cuts, fresh fruit, eggs and sausage

Seminars at Alpenfire Cidery | noon — 3 | free
Apple themed seminars and orchard tours

Finnriver World Apple Day Country Fair | noon — 9 |
A community celebration with cider tastings, orchard tours, live music, woodfired pizza, morris dancers, games, apple identification and apple treats!