It’s time to mark your calendar for Washington Cider Week and Cider Summit Seattle. The 8th annual celebration of cider kicks off on September 6th and runs through September 16th and features a variety of events across the entire state, including special pairing menus, cider-themed meals, happy hours, tap takeovers, how-to workshops, and more.
Of the many events during Washington Cider Week, the single largest is Cider Summit Seattle, which takes place in the South Lake Union neighborhood on September 7th and 8th. At the event, festivalgoers can sample from nearly 200 different ciders from over 50 local and not-so-local producers. See our previous post for details, or visit the official Cider Summit Seattle website. NOTE – Get tickets now and save a few bucks (see below).
More details and a full list of events will be available at washingtonciderweek.com starting in early August. Also, a list of participating producers at Cider Summit Seattle should be available at about the same time on the event’s website.
There are a couple of ticket options for Cider Summit Seattle.
VIP Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, 24 tasting tickets and exclusive entry on Friday from 2pm-3pm. $40* if purchased through July 31st and $45* starting August 1st while supplies last. VIP tickets will not be available at the gate.
General Admission Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and 16 tasting tickets. $30* if purchased through July 31st, $35* if purchased between August 1st-September 6th, and $45 cash/$46 credit card at the gate.
You will be allowed to re-enter the event both days with wristband on and with this year’s event glass. Additional tasting tickets will be available for sale onsite at $2 per ticket. Designated driver tickets are available for $5, and include a bottled water. *Service charges are added to all tickets purchased online including Seattle Admission Tax.
Cider Summit Seattle
South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn – 101 Westlake Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109
Friday, September 7th from 3pm-8pm (VIP early entry from 2pm-3pm) & Saturday, September 8th from 12n-5pm