October 5, 2021

Eric Abel, President
Bellewood Farms & Distillery
(818) 633-2465

Craft Apple Cider From Local Orchards Featured in Ciderfest at Bellewood Farms

Longtime fans of craft apple cider and intrigued newcomers are invited to Ciderfest on Nov. 13 at Whatcom County’s Bellewood Farms & Distillery.

Ciderfest will include hard (alcoholic) cider tastings from more than a dozen cideries north of Seattle, a hard cider homebrew competition, live music, bonfires, and a community carboy fill from 1-5 p.m. Ciderfest guests also will receive free tastes of spirits from Bellewood Farms & Distillery, the first apple distillery in the state of Washington.

Bellewood Farms is a 62-acre orchard with 22 apple varieties located at 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden, only 7 miles away from Bellingham, Ferndale, and Lynden.

Tickets for Ciderfest cost $25 per person and include tastings of 10 different ciders and a take-home shot glass. Homebrewers can bring their carboys or plastic containers to fill up with fresh cider from Bellewood Farms at a discount. Sweater Weather Stringband will perform throughout the afternoon and a contest will be held for the “most fun fall sweater.”

“Craft cider is growing in popularity because there are so many different varieties and it’s something people can make at home,” said Eric Abel, president of Bellewood Farms. “We’re delighted to partner with so many talented cideries in Northwest Washington.”

COVID-19 protocols will be followed at Ciderfest. Bellewood Farms also includes a market and gift shop, café, bakery and distillery. For tickets, homebrew entries and more information, call (360) 318-7720 or visit

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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