McMenamins Wassail Cider Fest: January 21

When I was in grade school (a long time ago), my 5th grade class performed "The Wassail Song" at Christmas. I still remember some of the lyrics. As a kid, I didn't know that wassail is a hot mulled cider. As an adult, I'd appreciate a few glasses of thatespecially given the frigid winter weather we've recently experienced.

McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse also has wassail on their minds as they prepare to launch their first Wassail Cider Fest. Wassailing is a medieval pagan ceremony performed to appease the tree spirits and bring on Spring. Somehow, I don't think grade schoolers would be allowed to sing of such things these days. But I digress...
About Wassail Cider Fest

Come and join McMenamins and over ten other cider producers for the first annual Wassail Cider Fest at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse! There will be all-ages live music, entertainment and general merriment, and for those 21 and up cider tasting of over 40 different ciders! We will parade down to the orchard for a “toast” to a bountiful cider harvest, and enjoy cider into the evening in the historic octagonal barn for more music and revelry. Admission to the event is free; commemorative glass and tasting tokens can be purchased online or at the event. Wassail costumes are encouraged!

Commemorative glass and tasting tokens can be purchased online or at the event. Wassail costumes are encouraged!

We welcome these cideries:
^5 Cider
2 Towns Cider
Alter Ego Cider
Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider
Bauman's Cider
Bull Run Cider
Cider Riot!
Edgefield Ciders: Estate, Crangerine, Pomegranate & Blackberry
Pear UP
Portland Cider Company
Reverend Nats Hard Cider
Woodinville Ciderworks
...and more!

Live Music
4 p.m. 'til 6 p.m. - Falcon Heart
7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m. - McDougall 

 For more details, visit the Facebook event page or the McMenamins event page.

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  1. This event sound great and i definitely look forward to meet some amazing friends over there.I am definitely attending this event with my friends and I am sure we will have a great time there.

  2. This event is a must-go for a beer lover ! I would recommend it to my friends and hope they decide to come here. Thanks for sharing


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