2017 Entry Schedule

Thurday, August 24th, 2017 — Entry forms deadline.

  • Enter:
    • Online at CiderCompetitionCentral.com or MendoCountyFair.com.
    • By mail. Downloadable forms are available on the entry page for each competition. 
    • PLEASE NOTE: Because non-commercial ciders cannot be entered via the online submission form, Enthusiast cidermaker entry forms and fees must be mailed in time to arrive by August 22nd
  • Fees and bottle requirements for:
    • Entrants must pay all customs, duties, and shipping fees.
    • Commercial Divisions: $65 per California Cider Competition entry or MASICC entry. 
      • 6 bottles per entry of 12oz bottles/cans.
      • 3 bottles per entry of 500ml, 22oz, or 750ml bottles/cans. 
      • To accommodate “in planning” entrants who may wish to become commercially licensed in the future, any entrant who desires to enter the Commercial Division under an assumed business name may do so. 
      • Award winners should be prepared to provide a case of cider for the Grand Tasting.
    • Noncommercial Division: $20 per Enthusiast entry.
      • 2 bottles per entry.
      • Noncommercial entries must be sent in bottles free of permanent labels or markings to ensure the blindness of the judging. Failure to abide by this requirement may result in disqualification.

Friday, August 25th, 2017 — Cider submissions due. 

  • Bottles due by this date.
  • Include a copy of the entry form.
  • The entrant must pay all shipping fees.

Ship to:

Cider Competition c/o
Mendocino County Fairgrounds
14400 CA-128
Boonville, CA 95415

Monday, August 28th, 2017 — Cider Sensory Training Day.

Open to JudgesVolunteers and Press by RSVP only.

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017  Judging.

Open to Judges and Volunteers only. Entrants are welcome to judge, and will be exempt fom evaluating in their own classes. 


Gold and Silver Award Winners will pour during the Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show Friday, September 15th through Sunday, September 17th, 2016.

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