Dec 2, 2015
Annual Michigan cider contest to be held during Great Lakes EXPO

The 19th Annual Michigan Apple Cider Contest will be held during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO, scheduled for Dec. 8-10 in DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The cider contest will judge the best ciders produced by Michigan makers (only Michigan cider producers are eligible for the contest). To enter, cider producers must submit two 1-gallon cider jugs at the Exhibitor Registration desk in the Grand Gallery concourse in DeVos Place on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. No entries will be accepted after noon on Wednesday.

Cider samples must be thawed by 1 p.m. on Wednesday (this is the responsibility of each cider producer, not the contest coordinator).

Cider contest judging will be on Wednesday afternoon. Judging will be held in one of the upper level Grand Gallery meeting rooms and will be open for viewing starting at 1:30 p.m.

Winners will be announced at the EXPO Banquet on Wednesday evening. First place receives a plaque and a traveling trophy. Second and third places receive a plaque. Samples of the winning ciders will be available to taste in the Grand Gallery of DeVos Place on Thursday morning.

Entry forms are available in advance by contacting Bob Tritten, contest organizer (810-244-8555; tritten@msu.edu). Forms can also be downloaded here.





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