|Scouts from Troop 208 man the presses!
Cider Festival October 14
Fun for the whole family on a fall afternoon! Visit the grounds of our historic pioneer house, the John Quincy Adams Young House at 12050 NW Cornell, on Sunday, October 14 from 1-4 pm.
Although the area where we usually focus the festival is closed off for the construction of the new Sue Conger Memorial Boardwalk, Cedar Mill Bible Church has agreed to let us use a corner of their parking lot for the barbecue and apple crunch booths. The cider pressing will be right in front of the house, along with the History Tent.
See how the pioneers made cider with antique, hand-cranked presses, and sample some FREE fresh cider. Boy Scouts from Troop 208 look forward every year to running the presses to turn 1000 pounds of apples into delicious sweet fresh cider. Apples courtesy of Dinihanian Farm Market, who will also be selling cider to take home along with locally-grown pumpkins and other produce.
Local award-winning barbecue team Burnt Ends BBQ will serve BBQ sandwiches of pulled pork or chopped beef brisket. Hot dogs, cole slaw and chips will also be on the menu. Cedar Mill’s Leedy Grange will serve freshly made apple crunch and vanilla ice cream.
Plenty of tables are set up for you to enjoy your meal with your friends and neighbors, while you listen to the traditional music of The Lauren Sheehan String Band, a local trio that combines bluegrass, old-timey, blues, country and folk songs, waltzes and polkas. This ensemble has played together for over 25 years, with 'Spud' Peter Siegel on mandolin and Bill Uhlig on bass.
A Country Store under the big canopy—loaned to us by Bales Thriftway through one of their suppliers—will include local vendors with everything from aprons to Mountain Man snacks, pickles, home-made bread, jams & jellies, French textiles for your table & home, and more. Community groups and businesses will be on hand to share information about their programs.
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) will bring the RecMobile to provide games and activities for kids under the spreading hickory tree. And members of the Friends of the JQA Young House will be on hand with information about the house and plans to restore it in the History Tent.
Plenty of free parking at the Cedar Mill Bible Church lot 12208 NW Cornell Rd., Portland, OR 97229. Presented by THPRD, our co-sponsors include the Cedar Mill News, Dinihanian Farms, The Beaverton Valley Times, Bales Thriftway, Polygon Homes, and the Cedar Mill Bible Church. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the restoration fund for the John Quincy Adams Young House. Donations are welcome.
Find more information at cedarmill.org/ciderfestival and also on our Facebook page.