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5th Annual Cider Swig ~ the Greater Peninsula Cider Festival

September 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free – $35

Annually, the Cider Swig, among the largest cider-centered festivals in Washington State, brings together dozens of NW ciders, live music, great food by area chefs and food trucks, apple launching, Battle of the Pies – apple pie contest, games & more for a day of family fun. This year, Northwest cidermakers will present more than 90 ciders (and relatives) for tasting.

And, the Apple Carnivàle returns – replete with street artists, performers, an array of carnival games, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, Apple Launching, demonstrations, and other activities for the whole family.

Ciders presented for sampling in the Cider Garden, will be for sale under the Cider Tent, so you can take your favorite ciders home to enjoy.

While festival entry is FREE, entrance to the Cider Garden requires ticket purchase. Each ticket includes: 5 drink tokens, 6 oz. festival tasting glass, and access to all live music and entertainment, food, the Apple Carnivàle Zone, and other festival activities. Additional cider tokens are available at festival. ID is required to enter the Cider Garden. Must be 21+ to enter the Cider Garden.

**Each year the Cider Swig sells out! Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.**


This is an accessible and family-fun event. The Applet Center (drop-off and activities), is hosted by GGHF Curious by Nature School in the Volunteer Vern Pavilion. For a small fee, children ages 3 to 12, can play games, create art, and have a blast in a safe, clean environment while you enjoy the Cider Garden and other festival activities.

Cider Swig proceeds support environmental education, restoration and conservation efforts across the South Sound’s greater Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula region.

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation is a qualified charitable 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the greater peninsula region of Washington’s South Puget Sound. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


September 29, 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free – $35
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Greater Gig Harbor Foundation
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Sehmel Homestead Park
10123 78th Ave NW
Gig Harbor,, WA 98332
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