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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
Cedar Mill Cider Festival October 16, 2016


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The Tenth Annual Cedar Mill Cider Festival will NOT be held on Sunday, October 16 from 1-4 pm on the grounds of the John Quincy Adams Young House on Cornell Road just west of 119th, east of the Cedar Mill Bible Church.

See how the pioneers made cider with antique, hand-cranked presses, and sample the results. Listen to the folk, bluegrass and old-time music of The Columbians, and enjoy a delicious local lunch. Find out more about Cedar Mill history and the plans for the Cedar Mill Historical Society and the historic JQA Young House. Browse craft booths and learn about local organizations from our Community Partners.

Slicks BBQFabulous food

Don’t eat before you come! We'll have great food! BBQ purveyors Slick's Big Time BBQ will be on site serving pulled pork and brisket sandwiches and more. Cole slaw, beans, drinks and chips will also be on the menu. They'll also offer their signature Strawberry Cornbread Shortcake!

Plenty of tables are set up for you to enjoy your meal with your friends and neighbors, while you listen to the music.

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 Safeway Cedar Mill, and Bales Marketplace. Grab a glass or two, you'll be amazed at the taste!

The ColumbiansEntertainment

The Columbians will play this year. The band brings acoustic bluegrass and Americana sounds to accompany this fun family event. Leader and mandolin player Peter "Spud" Siegel has been a fixture in the music scene here for years, and has played several Cider Festival gigs with Lauren Sheehan. He's also toured with the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, and Geoff Muldaur. We know you will enjoy their music!

cider pressShop in the Country Store

In the big Country Store tent, vendors will be offering jams made from local fruit, handmade jewelry, toys, dolls and doll clothes, candy and snacks, gorgeous carved and painted gourd art, and more! Find a treasure for yourself, or get a head start on holiday gift shopping and decorating.

ciderOur real history

The History Tent will provide information about the historic 1869 house and grounds and the fundraising effort to restore it. We have had 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 Cedar Mill Historical Society just received the official non-profit designation, and we’re excited to share our plans for igniting interest in all aspects of our history, including before the pioneers got here!

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 Country Store sales will go to the restoration fund. Donations are also welcome!

ciderFor the kids

THPRD will bring along the Rec Mobile to provide games and activities under the spreading hickory tree, including pioneer coloring pages.


Community Partners

Other community groups will be providing information about their activities, including the Cedar Mill Business Association whose members always bring great info and games with prizes for all.

The grounds are wheelchair accessible, although the area is not paved and can be rough in spots. Free parking will be available after 1 pm 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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