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Date(s) - 09/29/2018 - 09/30/2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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5th ANNUAL CIDER SWIG ~ the Greater Peninsula Cider Festival

The Cider Swig, among the largest cider-centered festivals in the state, returns with dozens of regional ciders to sip, live music and entertainment on two stages, the 3rd annual “Battle of the Apple Pie” Contest, apple launching, award winning delectable “curbside cuisine” by area chefs, restaurants and food trucks, the Apple Carnivàle Zone, Kids Applet Center, and more!

  • When: September 29, 2018
  • Time: Noon to 5pm
  • Where: Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Northwest cidermakers will have nearly 100 ciders (and relatives) on hand for sipping. And, the Apple Carnivàle returns – replete with street artists, performers, an array of carnival games, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, Apple Launching, cider demonstrations/talks by area experts, 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.

Come Get your Swig On!

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.

Cider Garden Tickets

  • $28.00 Advance (through 9/14)
  • $35.00 (from 9/15 to day of event)

Buy Cider Garden Tickets Online:

Brownpaper Tickets: https://ciderswig2018.bpt.me

EventBrite: https://ciderswig2018.eventbrite.com

**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 2 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.

For more information, call or email us:

  • (253) 514-6338
  • ciderswig@gigharborfoundation.org

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.

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