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Annual apple bash set for Oct. 16 in Cedar Mill

Cedar Mill Cider Fest celebrates decade

The fall season will be ushered in with a decade-long tradition at the 10th annual Cedar Mill Cider Festival from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 16.

The Cider Festival features history, music and food, all on the grounds of the historic John Quincy Adams Young House in Cedar Mill (12050 N.W. Cornell Road).

Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 208, as a part of the yearly tradition, use two antique cider presses to make free samples of fresh cider for all attendees. Apples are donated by co-sponsors Bales Marketplace and Safeway Cedar Mill.

At 2 p.m., Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District will hold a brief ceremony to dedicate the Sue Conger Memorial Boardwalk, which affords visitors an accessible trail to view Cedar Mill Falls. Conger was instrumental in preserving the JQAY House and grounds for the community.

In addition to cider, there will be food and craft offerings from local vendors in the Country Store. There will also be community partners’ booths for information about local resources.

A barbecue lunch will be available from Slick’s Big Time BBQ. For dessert, guests can grab a personal pie from Benefit Brownies while listening to bluegrass music by The Columbians, featuring Spud Siegel and friends.

The history tent will provide information about Cedar Mill history and the plans for restoration of the JQAY House. The THPRD Recreation Mobile will be onsite to provide games and activities for children.

The grounds are wheelchair-accessible, although the area is not paved and can be rough in spots. Free parking is available after 1 p.m. in the Cedar Mill Bible Church parking lot.

For more information, visit cedarmill.org/ciderfestival.

The site is part of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District that sponsors the event. Questions can be directed to THPRD at 503-645-6433.