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By Lucie Amundsen

After the popularity of Cider North in January, the DECC is following up with a new DECC Presents offering: Cider vs Seltzer.

The event promises sampling of ciders and seltzers from around the region and beyond on Harbor Drive, across from the William A. Irvin floating museum, and in Pioneer Hall. Guests will relax with the beautiful harbor views while listening to live music or get a little competitive with yard games (weather permitting- games will be moved indoors if needed).

Attendees can expect:

  • Live music
  • Branded Sampling Glass
  • Lawn games, including Giant Pong.
  • Festive foods available for purchase, like build-your-own Charcuterie boards (with take-home branded boards)
  • Merch!

Cider vs. Seltzer will be from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 5. Those who purchase VIP tickets will be allowed access to the event an hour early at 1:00 pm.

Cideries & makers of seltzers include:

  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co.
  • Blacklist Brewing Co.
  • Canal Park Brewing Company
  • Carbliss
  • Duluth Cider
  • Easton Cider
  • Fulton Brewing Taproom
  • Humble Forager Brewery
  • Invictus Brewing Co.
  • Minneapolis Cider Company
  • Mousse Sparkling Wine Co.
  • Number 12 Cider
  • Plant Botanical
  • PRESS Premium Alcohol Seltzer
  • Restoration Cider Co.
  • Stilly Spirits
  • Thor’s Hard Cider
  • Vikre Distillery
  • Wild State Cider
  • White Claw
  • Woodlore Cider
  • Yellow belly – Sapsucker Farms


    $45 GA

    $65 VIP

    $10 DD

    GET TICKETS or at the William A Irvin Seasonal Box Office.

    A VIP ticket includes early admission to the event.


    Guests who purchase a ticket to the event will receive a Cider vs. Seltzer sampling glass, as well as unlimited samples of cider and seltzer from local, regional, and national brands. There will be food available for purchase.

    This will be an indoor/outdoor hybrid event, with multiple aspects taking place outdoors with unbeatable views of the Harbor, as well as the William A. Irvin in the background. Guests can relax while listening to live music or get a little competitive with yard games by the harbor (weather permitting- games will be moved indoors if needed).

    The popular Build-Your-Own charcuterie board make & take activity will return from the Cider North event for a separate, additional cost. Choose from an array of meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, crackers, and more to create your own board. After finishing your board, either enjoy your beautiful snack with your cider or package it up to take home.