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Thank you for your interest in the CiderDays Amateur Cider Competition organized by CiderDays Amateur Cider Competition.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered.

Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the CiderDays Amateur Cider Competition!

There are 30 registered entries and 28 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

As of 9:55 AM, EST, there are 4 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).


This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur cidermaker age 21 or older.

2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for Cider will be used as a basis for judging of all entries.

All mailed entries must received at the mailing location by the entry deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the next business day after the entry deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist cider makers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Experienced judges will evaluate all entries and Entrants will receive expert commentary on their ciders via the official score sheets prepared by the judges. Ranking of entries within each category will be performed on a consensus basis. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All ciders in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Judging Sessions

Saturday, December 9, 2023 8:00 AM, EST

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Competition Administrator — Organizer
  • Mark Gryska — Competition Organizer


CiderDays Amateur Cider Competition is proud to have the following sponsors for the CiderDays Amateur Cider Competition.

Artifact Cider Project (617) 544-3494
Artifact Cider Project
Artifact Cider Project makes cider for the new Northeast. We produce craft cider in a variety of styles by respecting tradition, but refusing to let it limit us. Using local apples and innovative cidermaking practices, we create ciders that are as authentic, eclectic, and forward-looking as the region they come from.
New Salem Cider
67 South Main Street New Salem, MA 01355
New Salem Cider
Come visit us 7 days a week Enjoy the view in a quiet setting Relax in our cider garden Located in the town of New Salem, Massachusetts, off route 202, just follow the apple signs.
West County Cider
208 Peckville Rd. Shelburne, MA
West County Cider
West County Cider was started by the Maloney family in 1984 with a commitment to making small-batch ciders with impeccable apples from local orchards. Tastings, sales, and cider on tap with special CiderDays hours!