3rd Annual Olympic Apple & Cider Festival | KNKX
  • OCTOBER 11 - OCTOBER 13
  • Various locations (Olympic Apple & Cider Festival), Port Townsend
  • October 11, 2019 to
    October 13, 2019
  • Category: Fairs & Festivals

Event Details

  • October 11, 2019 to
    October 13, 2019
  • 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • See website for schedule. For more info, click on link below.
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Venue

  • Various locations (Olympic Apple & Cider Festival)
  • Port Townsend, WA

Event Description

Indulge in the taste, smells, and history of the region during the third annual Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival on October 11 - 13, 2019. During this year's three-day festival there's a focus on complementary community events with locations throughout the north-eastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in East-Jefferson County.

"A common misperception is that Washington state apples are grown east of the cascades," said event producer Daniel Milholland of Thunderbull Productions. "But orchards have thrived in Jefferson County since the 1800s. The incredible hard cider boom as of late, and popular cideries in the area like Alpenfire, Eaglemount, Finnriver have brought our apple production to the limelight in the last few years."

The event kicks off on Friday, with the Harvest Dinner, featuring delicious local food, wine and ciders. On Saturday morning, drop by the Port Townsend Farmers Market, which is one of the largest small town markets in the nation. Then, the party revs up at the Palindrome with pop up bottle shop, "Cider Saloon," featuring over 40 regional ciders, apple pressing and live music. Saturday festivities continue at Propolis Brewery for the Fall Fire Party showcasing local food trucks and a fire show. Sunday morning, wake up for the Barbarian Breakfast at Alpenfire Cidery featuring a cider infused Montecristo sandwich; 2 layers of Spark glazed ham, Calypso infused mixed berry jam, Mt Townsend jack and mustard violette on 3 slices of brioche dipped in spiced egg wash followed by apple-themed seminars and orchard tours. Wrap up a weekend of apple celebration with the annual Finnriver World Apple Day Fair from 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Relish in the goodness of cider tastings, orchard tours, live music, orchard parade, woodfired pizza, food & treats, kids fun, face painting, hula hooping, apple cider donuts, and the 3nd annual Cidery Fermentation Games! All day-time events are all-ages, however all hard cider tastings are 21+.

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.

FULL SCHEDULE - OCTOBER 11 - 13, 2019

Friday, October 11
Harvest Dinner and Festival Kick Off - 6:00 - 9:00 - $45
Delicious local food and Eaglemount Wine and Cider on tap.
Address: 1893 S Jacob Miller Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Saturday - October 12
Port Townsend Farmers Market - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - free
Delicious fresh and artisan crafted foods and beverages, live music and handmade crafts.
Address: 650 Tyler St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Cider Saloon - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - $35
This pop up shop features 40+ regional hard ciders with special deals on bottles to take home. Come taste and enjoy cider pressing, live music and celebration. Tickets include 10 cider tastings and a keepsake shot glass.
Address: 1893 S Jacob Miller Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Propolis Fall Fire Party - 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM - free
Local food trucks, fire show and dance party.
Address: 2457 Jefferson St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Sunday - October 13

Barbarian Cider Breakfast - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - $20
Barbarian Breakfast at Alpenfire Cidery features a cider infused Montecristo sandwich with 2 layers of Spark glazed ham, Calypso infused mixed berry jam, Mt Townsend jack and mustard violette on 3 slices of brioche dipped in spiced egg wash.
Address: 220 Pocket Ln, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Seminars at Alpenfire Cidery - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - free
Apple themed seminars, orchard tours and apple pressing at Alpenfire Cidery.
Address: 220 Pocket Ln, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Finnriver World Apple Day Fair - 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM - $5 suggested donation
A community celebration with cider tastings, orchard tours, l