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February 2018
February 12 - February 17

2018 Chicago Cider Week

Cider tastings, cider pairing dinners, educational seminars and more will fill the roster for the 2018 Chicago Cider Week, set for February 12-17. You don't want to miss it! Continue checking back to the Chicago Cider Week website as the week draws closer, and begin mapping out the must-attend events for this special cider-filled week in the Chicago area.

Chicago IL @ Multiple venues – Chicago
February 23

Grand Illusion Hard Cider Opening Day Celebration in Carlisle, PA

Carlisle's first urban cidery is about to open its doors, and on Friday, February 23, it's time to raise a glass and toast to the grand opening of Grand Illusion Hard Cider. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and then guests are invited to spend the evening sipping cider and wine and enjoying menu offerings on a pay-as-you-go basis. Be the first ones to welcome Grand Illusion Hard Cider to the Carlisle neighborhood on February 23!

Carlisle PA @ Grand Illusion Hard Cider
March 2018
March 2 - March 4

Le Mondial des Cidres in Montreal

The Le Mondial des Cidres festival for cider enthusiasts will unfold in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from March 2–4, at the Complexe Desjardins. The three-day festival features cider sampling, culinary pairings and cider and mixology competitions, to name just a few of the many activities happening throughout the event. Tickets are available online for $17–$85.

Montreal @ La Grande-Place du Complexe Desjardins
March 10

Cider Rite of Spring 2018 in Portland, Oregon

Cider Rite of Spring, presented by the Northwest Cider Association, celebrates the growing Northwest cider industry. This year on March 10, the annual cider tasting event will feature over 100 unique ciders served up by 35 different cidermakers and cidery representatives from the Pacific Northwest. This year's event will be held at the Leftbank Annex in Portland, Oregon, offering more room to accommodate a larger group of cider sippers! The cost is $25 per person for early-bird general admission tickets until March 1. After…

Portland OR @ Leftbank Annex
March 12 - March 16

Cider & Perry Production: A Foundation at WSU

Get expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices at this five-day course in Washington's Skagit Valley. Fermentation specialist Bri Ewing teaches the course, and she'll share information regarding cider culture, production, science and business. As a student in this course, you'll participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises and blending trials. The course involves hands-on practical lab work, lectures, workshops and cider tastings where you'll gain and be exposed to the following: A detailed step-by-step guide to cider and…

Mount Vernon WA @ WSU Northwest Washington Research and Extension Center
March 19 - March 23

Cider and Perry Production – A Foundation Course with OSU’s Fermentation Science Experts in Corvallis, Oregon

Learn the fundamentals of cider making, as well as the various styles of cider and the history and traditions behind the modern cider industry, in this leading Cider and Perry Production course taught by Oregon State's Fermentation Science experts. You'll spend five days learning the fundamental techniques of cider making in Oregon State University’s pilot brewery in the heart of the Willamette Valley. This course will involve you in hands-on, practical lab work, lectures, and cider tasting. You'll also learn from…

Corvallis OR @ Oregon State University
April 2018
April 7 - April 13

CiderWeek in Frankfurt, Germany

Enjoy a cider-centric week from Saturday, April 7, through Friday, April 13, in Frankfurt, Germany , where cider aficionados can enjoy cider tastings, cider dinners, cider-filled parties and much more! For additional information, visit CiderWeek's website.

Frankfurt @ Frankfurt, Germany (various locations)
Whitewood Cider Co. CSC
April 14 - April 15

CiderWorld ’18 Takes Place in Frankfurt, Germany This Year

Plan to attend CiderWorld '18 this April! This global event will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, April 14-15. Approximately 90 exhibitors from nearly 20 countries from all over the world will be participating in the event this year. The CiderWorld '18 preview and award events are planned for April 14, and the Frankfurt Cider Fair will take place the following day, April 15. For more information, visit the event's website.

Frankfurt @ Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten
April 28

The Hard Cider Run 5K: Gettysburg

Runners, lace up your shoes and take your mark for The Hard Cider Run 5K: Gettysburg, taking place at picturesque Hauser Estate Winery, home of Jack's Hard Cider, on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.–noon. The 5K run/walk will wind you through the lovely orchards of Hauser Estate and will end with a complimentary glass of cider (for the 21+ crowd). The entry fee includes the following: Entry to the 5K run or walk Soft-style t-shirt 2018 finisher's medal, complete with a…

Biglerville PA @ Hauser Estate Winery (Home of Jack’s Hard Cider)
May 2018
May 16 - May 19

Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP)

The Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) dates of May 16–19, 2018 have been set, and now is the perfect time to start planning your trip to this premier cider industry event. This cider and perry competition will take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is a competition for both amateur cider makers and commercial producers from all countries.  

Grand Rapids MI @ Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown
June 2018
June 10 - June 14

Craft Cidery Startup Workshop at Oregon State University

Attend the Craft Cidery Startup Workshop at Oregon State University and follow an enriching and accelerated path to help ensure your own cidery business is a success. Taught by seasoned professionals and some of the Pacific Northwest's biggest names in the industry, this course walks participants through the basics of: * Creating a hard cider business plan * Understanding market feasibility * Ingredient sourcing and recipe development * Site planning and equipment design * Local and national regulations * Distribution and…

June 23

2018 PA Cider Fest

Indulge in all things Pennsylvania-cider-related at the 2018 PA Cider Fest on Saturday, June 23, from noon–4 p.m. The event takes place at Hauser Estate, home of Jack's Hard Cider. Pennsylvania's premier cider-tasting event will feature almost two dozen Pennsylvania cideries, serving up an array of cider samples to the crowd. Add in vendors and live music, and you've got a day which is one not to miss! Tickets are now on sale at the early-bird price of $20 through February 14. After…

Biglerville PA @ Hauser Estate Winery (Home of Jack’s Hard Cider)
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