THE FOUR-DAY-LONG CELEBRATION WILL FEATURE TASTINGS, PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS, AND LIVE MUSIC.
The 6th annual Downeast Cider Cheese Festival celebrates two traditional foods — hard cider and cheese — and their Maine roots, as well as honors the rich tradition of Maine’s historic apple industry. The Downeast Cider Cheese Festival is the first and only event of its kind in the state of Maine.
Special events throughout the festival will include:
- A live concert with Bondeko, hosted in partnership with WERU Community Radio
- “DNA, History and Weird Apples,” an apple history talk featuring Cameron Peace, John Bunker, and Todd Little-Siebold
- Ticketed Cider Cheese Tasting Market events
- Apple pressing at Fogtown Brewing Company
- Cheesemaking Workshop
A full list of events is available at heartofellsworth.org/downeast-cider-cheese-festival.
The event is hosted by Heart of Ellsworth with sponsorship from Franklin Savings Bank, Down East Magazine, Desert Harvest, WERU Community Radio, Ellsworth Public Library and DownEast Acadia Regional Tourism.