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Celebrating Cider by the Sea

The first-ever Newport Cider Festival is just a few weeks away, and it promises to be an annual stop for anyone who loves hard cider and a good show.

On October 4th and 5th, the Newport Armory will be host to a celebration of Pacific Northwest cider makers, including Bandon Rain, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Avid Cider Co., Garibaldi Cellars, Nectar Creek and Newport’s very own: Rogue Ales. Other local artisans will be at the festival, giving everyone a chance to experience the pride of Newport: locally owned businesses!

Following in the footsteps of the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, which is held each February, visitors at the fest will have the chance to peruse the fine foods and craftsmanship of many coastal vendors. From doughnuts to honey, jewelry to succulents — everyone can find the perfect souvenir to remember their visit.

And once you’ve found a bite and a beverage, you can settle in for some entertainment. Not only will Correll Cider Presses be demonstrating each day just how exactly cider is pressed, but the line-up is stacked live music and circus-style acts which are sure to leave audience members of all ages with a smile. This event is family-friendly, complete with a Kidz Zone which has activities just for the kids.

Tickets are on sale now, and those who buy ahead get a discount — so be sure to purchase yours soon! Tickets and more information are available at newportchamber.org/newport-cider-festival