Michigan Products Journal

3rd Annual Great Lakes Cider & Perry Festival

By Dianna Stampfler
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

(ST. JOHNS, Mich) - The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association has announced
its 3rd Annual Great Lakes Cider & Perry Festival, September 11-12, at Uncle
John's Cider Mill at 8614 N US 127, St. Johns - just north of Lansing.

Throughout the weekend, samples of the finest fermented cider and perry
(cider made from pears) from the states and provinces that border the Great
Lakes will be available for tasting.   Food vendors will sell sweet and
savory selections. Activities such as sweet cider pressing, nature walks and
the kids' playground, will be open for family fun at Uncle John's all
weekend long as well.

The festival runs from 11am to 6pm on Saturday, with cider and perry
tastings throughout the day at a cost of $10 per person, which includes a
souvenir glass for the first 250 people, and 10 tasting tickets.

The second day of the event will include workshops open only to the alcohol
beverage trade. Restaurateurs, retail sellers, distributors, media, chefs,
sommeliers & cicerones are invited to sample hard cider & perry available to
the Michigan market.  Sunday events will include food pairings from Wrought
Iron Grill in Owosso & artisanal cheese pairings from Hill's Cheese Shops.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.michiganvine.com/blog/tickets.

All profit proceeds from the festival benefit the Great Lake Cider & Perry
Association (est. 2008). Find them online at http://www.greatlakescider.com/

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