9th Annual CIDER SWIG - the Greater Peninsula Cider Festival

9th Annual CIDER SWIG - the Greater Peninsula Cider Festival

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$10 – $123

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LeMay Car Museum

2702 E D St

Tacoma, WA 98421

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THE CIDERS RETURN FOR THE 9th ANNUAL CIDER SWIG! Region's largest 1-day cider festival is back...130+ ciders, great live music, food & fun

About this event


Cider Swig returns, following the pandemic imposed hiatus, with dozens of Northwest ciders to sip, live music, contests and games, and award winning "curbside cuisine" by area chefs and their food trucks/tents!

The tasting event will showcase more than 130 Northwest ciders, in addition to wine, mead, beer and other regionally crafted libations. Born out of a commitment to community and the environment, and the love for local flavor, Cider Swig connects festival goers directly with the makers. And, the Swig's Pop-up Bottle Shop is back, so you can take your favorites home to enjoy.

Beyond sharing cider and other local/regional crafted sips with the masses, Washington’s largest single day cider-centered festival highlights our region's agricultural heritage, reinforces community friendships, promotes local businesses, agricultural and environmental organizations, and showcases regional talent throughout the day.

We are thrilled to be back LIVE. Check out the amazing line-up!

Cidermakers & More (26 and counting as of 07.31.22)

2Towns Ciderhouse, 19 Acres Cider, Avid Cider, Bad Granny Hard Cider, Bauman's Cider Co., Bushel & Barrel Cider, Channel Marker Cider, Cockrell Hard Ciders, Discovery Cider Co., Dragon's Head Cider, Fierce County Cider, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Incline Cider Co., Locust Cider, Mastrogiannis Distillery & Winery, Mill Haus Cider, Nashi Orchards, , Offset Ciderworks, Ole Swede Cider, One Tree Hard Cider, Pear Up Cider, Puget Sound Cider Co., Rattlesnake Hills Cidery, Renaissance Orchards, Republic of Cider, Seattle Mead Co., Sky River Mead, Spin Cider


  • Spare Thyme (12pm - 1pm) - dueling fiddles Blues, Cajun, Celtic and beyond
  • The Apollo Trio (1:15 - 2:15pm) - unforgettable fiery jazz combining classic favorites across genres
  • Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints (2:30pm - 3:30pm) - blended jazz, Americana, swing and rock ‘n’ roll
  • The Shy Boys (4pm - 6pm) - blues to country pop, to R&R greats from the 50's through today.


  • Arnolds Happy Days - classic burgers, wings, fries and more
  • Boss Mama Kitchen - artisan grilled cheese, sammies and burgers
  • Gigo's Jamaican Grill - all your Jamaican faves from jerk to curry
  • Pie Bar - sweet and savory pies
  • Polish Cuisine on Wheels NW - perogies, kielbasa and more
  • Smokin Robinson's BBQ - BBQ favorites, southern style classics, and more!
  • Starvin Marvins Hot Dogs - gourmet dogs and snacks
  • Uncle Mike's Filipino Comfort Food - fresh and phenomenal Filipino dishes

Fun & Games

  • Best of the Fest, People's Choice Awards - Sponsored by Locust Cider
  • Battle of the Pies - Apple Pie Contest
  • Hammerschlagen Competition - Sponsored by Seattle Cider Co.
  • Apfelweinkrug (cider-stein) holding contest
  • Keg Toss Competition - Sponsored by The Day Team, Guild Mortgage
  • Cornhole Pit

Come Get your Swig On!

Ticket includes: 5 drink tokens, 6 oz. festival glass, access to live music and entertainment, food, vendors, and all other festival activities. 

Additional cider tokens are available at festival. ID is required. This is a 21+  event.

**Annually, the Cider Swig has brought thousands from around the region to enjoy ciders, great food, live music and fun. And, each year the Cider Swig sells out! Advance ticket purchase is required.**


This is an accessible event. 

Proceeds support environmental education, restoration, conservation and stewardship initiatives across our greater 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 Gig Harbor and Key peninsula region of Washington's South Puget Sound. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints perform extensively on the West Coasts of the US and Canada with recurring gigs in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles as well. In 2016 their first album, Dream Man, won Earshot Jazz Society’s "Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year" and in 2017 & 2018 Birch was nominated as "Vocalist of the Year". Their second album "Western Soul," which features western-tinged jazz and soul originals, was released in March 2018 and received enthusiastic reviews from No Depression, PopMatters, JazzIs and steady airplay on an array of stations in the Northwest and beyond, including KEXP, KNKX, KBCS, WVPR, KBOO and more.

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Featured across US and EU festivals, radio and television, The Apollo Trio has gained a well-deserved renown for their hepped-up, honest and eccentric interpretation of the Great American Songbook. Fiery renditions of favorites, The Apollo Trio is about more than sentiment. They're about beat. From the croon to the thump, its a heart that moves.

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Puget Sound's #1 cover band for more than a decade, The Shy Boys started with a few guys sitting around a campfire talking about all of the songs that moved and defined their generation. Someone picked up a guitar and the rest just came together.

Their shows are electric and you cannot help but jump in the fray. One minute you are singing along to an old favorite and the next, you are dragging your partner onto the dance floor. No genre is sacred…no era off limits. If it moved the world, they will play it.

Since their debut at a local coffee shop more than a decade ago, The Shy Boys have been drawing fans and rocking parties, festivals, clubs, and beaches ever since.

The Cider Swig is made possible by hundreds of volunteers and our Partners & Sponsors!

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