Early bird tickets are now available for Cider Summit Seattle

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Cider Summit Seattle, the city’s premier cider event, returns on September 6th and 7th.

For the 13th year, Cider Summit Seattle will feature a huge selection of ciders and other beverages from some of the best producers on earth in a central, park-like setting located near downtown Seattle. More than 40 producers will pour approximately 150 different ciders and fruit-derived beverages at the two-day event. Other highlights include a pre-opening cider-cheese-charcuterie tasting experience (Saturday), craft vendors, and a dog lounge. Yes, your well-behaved, socialized dog is welcome. But that’s not all Cider Summit Seattle has to offer. You’ll find all the details below.

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Cider Summit Seattle Hours:
Friday, September 6 from 3:00-8:00 (with VIP admission at 2pm).
Saturday, September 7 from 12:00 -5:00.

Location:
South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn
101 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
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Tickets:


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  • Online tickets are available until Thursday, September 5, 2024 at 11:59pm.
  • General Admission tickets include 12 tasting tokens, a souvenir tasting glass, and admission starting at 3:00pm Friday or anytime on Saturday. General Admission tickets are $35.00+ if purchased before August 1, 2024. The price will increase to $40.00+ as of August 1 and $55.00 at the gate (including all taxes/fees).
  • VIP tickets include 16 tasting tokens, a souvenir tasting glass, and admission starting at 2:00pm on Friday or anytime on Saturday. VIP tickets are $45.00+ if purchased before August 1, 2024. The price will increase to $50.00+ as of August 1. VIP tickets are not available at the gate.
  • Your ticket is good for either or both days. Just keep that wristband on!
  • Designated Driver tickets are $10 and include park admission and a bottle of water. These are available at the gate only and you must still be 21 or over.

Complete Cider Summit Seattle Details

From the event organizers:

Cider Summit Seattle returns to our original home at the South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn! Join us on Friday & Saturday, September 6-7 for our 13th annual festival. As always, our festival will feature approximately 150 selections from more than 40 leading cider, mead and fruit spirit and cocktail producers. This year’s event will also feature a Saturday pre-opening Cider-Cheese-Charcuterie hosted tasting, an expanded mead selection, the Heritage Cider Pavilion, the Thorntail Hard Agave cocktail & spirits lounge, craft vendors and an assortment of food and small bites available for sampling and purchase. We’ll also have several brands participating in the Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge, with QR code voting to determine the champion!


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Event Hours
Cider Summit Seattle hours are Friday, September 6 from 3pm-8pm (with VIP admission at 2pm) and Saturday, September 7 from 12pm-5pm. Last call will take place 15 minutes prior to closing. Your ticket is good for either and both days. Re-admission is allowed at anytime during festival hours as long as you have your event tasting glass and your event wristband (still on).

Pre-Opening Cider-Cheese-Charcutrie Tasting
Our friends at Tieton Cider Works, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and Salt Blade Hand Crafted Meats have collaborated to create four delicious pairings and will be on hand to guide attendees through the selections. (There may even be an extra surprise or two!) This limited availability event will take place prior to festival opening on Saturday, September 7 from 11am-12pm. It is limited to 60 participants and tickets are $35.00+. You must also purchase either a VIP or General Admission festival ticket in order to be allowed access to the Pre-Opening Tasting.

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Dog Lounge
Humans must be 21 & over to attend Cider Summit, but dogs of all ages are welcome! Please only bring well-behaved and socialized dogs and they must remain on leash. Our Dog Lounge, hosted by Just Food for Dogs and Seattle Humane will have treats, water and more! Please stop by to find out more about these great organizations and get to know your fellow pet owners!

Tickets
VIP tickets include 16 tasting tokens, souvenir tasting glass and admission starting at 2:00pm on Friday or anytime on Saturday. VIP tickets are $45.00+ if purchased prior to August 1, 2024. The price will increase to $50.00+ as of August 1. VIP tickets are not available at the gate. Online purchases must be completed by Thursday, September 5, 2024 at 11:59pm.

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General Admission tickets include 12 tasting tokens, souvenir tasting glass and admission starting at 3:00pm Friday or anytime on Saturday. General Admission tickets are $35.00+ if purchased prior to August 1, 2024. The price will increase to $40.00+ as of August 1 and $55.00 at the gate (including all taxes/fees). Advance tickets may be purchased online until 11:59pm on Thursday, September 5, 2024.


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