California Cider Competition
California Cider Competition


Which Competition should I enter?

  • Commercial cidermakers using California grown apples and pears, enter here.
  • Commerical cidermakers using apples an juice from other than California, enter here.
  • Enthusiasts may use apples/pears from anywhere as well, enter here.

What are the deadlines?

Check the important dates out here.

What are the rules for entry?

You can read the rules here. Additional required details for entries to specific classes are listed in the class descriptions

Do you accept cans?

Yes! We'll take entries in both bottles and cans. 

How many bottles or cans should I send?

The answer depends entirely on volume. If it's 12oz, please send 6. If it's 500mL, 22oz, or 750mL, please send 3. For all other volumes, jusk ask us

Where do I ship my bottles or cans? 

Ship them to:

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

If I choose to pay by check, who can I make the check out to?

Checks should be made out to "Mendocino County Fair” and arrive by the shipment deadline, which is Friday August 25th, 2017. 


I have question, who do I contact?

All the contact information you need is here.

I'm interested in judging! 

Awesome! We offer a judges free Cider Sensory Training Day to learn more about styles and cider organoleptics, and to become familiar with our judging format. It's a professional caliber day, offered free to judges and volunteers, and always lots of fun. Sign up here.

I want to volunteer! 

Great! We need help during the Cider Sensory Training Day, the judging day and the Grand Tasting at the Apple Show. Sign up here.


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