Cedar Mill Cider Festival October 13, 2013
|Boy Scouts from Troop 208 will once again be turning the presses to transform 1000 pounds of local apples, donated by Dinihanians, into delicious fresh cider for you to enjoy for free. Photos: Jeanine Claar
Sunday, October 13, 1-4 pm
JQA Young House grounds
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The Seventh Annual Cedar Mill Cider Festival will be held on Sunday, October 13 from 1-4 pm on the grounds of the John Quincy Adams Young House on Cornell Road just east of 119th, and in the adjacent parking lot of the Cedar Mill Bible Church.
See how the pioneers made cider with antique, hand-cranked presses, and sample the results. Listen to a the folk, bluegrass and old-time music of Lauren Sheehan and friends, and enjoy a delicious local lunch. Find out more about Cedar Mill history and the plans for the historic JQA Young House. Browse craft booths and learn about local organizations.
Don’t eat before you come! Our own Burnt Ends BBQ team will provide their award-winning bbq sandwiches. And the great cooks at Leedy Grange will be serving apple crisp and vanilla ice cream for $3. Plenty of tables are set up for you to enjoy your meal with your friends and neighbors.
Boy Scout Troop 208 looks forward every year to running the antique presses to turn out free fresh cider from 1000 lbs. of apples, donated by Dinihanian's Farm Market. Grab a glass or two, you'll be amazed at the taste!
The Lauren Sheehan String Band will provide roots, blues, folk and old-time music to accompany this fun family event. Visit her website to hear a preview...
Shop in the Country Store
Local vendors will offer a variety of treats and treasures—from the wonderful homemade bread of SweetRock Farms, to jam & jelly from MeeMee's, aprons from Laura Roberts, table fashions and more from Fabric of Provence, snacks and candy (stock up for Halloween!!) from our local Mountain Man rep, and home-made candy & other goodies from RhoJo's Creations.
Get your pumpkins here!
Dinihanian's Farm Market will be on hand selling fresh apple cider to take home, along with apples and other great produce from local farms. And you can pick out a pumpkin for Halloween!
Our real pioneer history
The History Tent will provide information about the historic 1869 house and grounds and the fundraising effort to restore it. Last year there were some exciting reunions of descendants of several Cedar Mill pioneer families. Be sure to tell your older neighbors about the event, or better yet, bring them along!
The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD) owns the house and grounds, and is the main sponsor of the event. The fundraising effort is managed by the Tualatin Hills Foundation with the help of the Friends of the JQA Young House. A portion of the proceeds from the food and crafts sales will go to the restoration fund. Donations are also welcome.
For the kids
THPRD will bring along the Rec Mobile to provide games and activities under the spreading hickory tree, including pioneer coloring pages. Other community groups will be providing information about their activities, and the Cedar Mill Business Association always brings great info and games for all.
Thanks to event co-sponsors Dinihanians Farm Market and CSA, Polygon Homes, Bales Thriftway, the Cedar Mill News, and the Cedar Mill Bible Church.
The grounds are wheelchair accessible, although the area is not paved and can be rough in spots. Free parking will be available after 1 p.m. in the Cedar Mill Bible Church parking lot. Look for the signs on Cornell. For more information about this event call THPRD at 503-645-6433.
TriMet - Lines 62 Murray & 48 Cornell depart from the Sunset Transit Center.
For more info, please contact Virginia Bruce.
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