Tuesday, August 17, 2010

3rd Annual Great Lakes Cider & Perry Festival Planned for Sept 11-12 at Uncle John’s Cider Mill

The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association has announced its 3rd Annual Great Lakes Cider & Perry Festival, September 11-12, at Uncle John’s Cider Mill at 8614 N US 127, St. Johns – just north of Lansing.

Throughout the weekend, samples of the finest fermented cider and perry (cider made from pears) from the states and provinces that border the Great Lakes will be available for tasting. Food vendors will sell sweet and savory selections. Activities such as sweet cider pressing, nature walks and the kids’ playground, will be open for family fun at Uncle John’s all weekend long as well.

The festival runs from 11am to 6pm on Saturday, with cider and perry tastings throughout the day at a cost of $10 per person, which includes a souvenir glass for the first 250 people, and 10 tasting tickets.

The second day of the event will include workshops open only to the alcohol beverage trade. Restaurateurs, retail sellers, distributors, media, chefs, sommeliers & cicerones are invited to sample hard cider & perry available to the Michigan market. Sunday events will include food pairings from Wrought Iron Grill in Owosso & artisanal cheese pairings from Hill’s Cheese Shops.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.michiganvine.com/blog/tickets.

All profit proceeds from the festival benefit the Great Lake Cider & Perry Association (est. 2008). Find them online at www.GreatLakesCider.com.

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