Blake’s hosts first annual Cider Dayze festival

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Michigan’s craft beer industry continues to soar, and the hard cider business is growing, too. To celebrate, Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill will host the first annual Cider Dayze festival at their farm in Aramada Aug. 29 and 30.

Besides Blake’s own hard cider, products from Uncle John’s orchard, Vander Mill ciders, Sietsema Orchards, Tandem Ciders and more will be on hand. The late summer festival will also have beer from Founders Brewing, Rochester Beer Co., Atwater Brewery, Falling Down Beer Co. and more.

Tickets, $35-$55, include 15 drink tickets and a souvenir glass. Monday is the last day to get early pricing and save $5-$10. Cider Dayze also has live music (bands to-be-announced), a home-brewing camp, and party games. Blake’s is at 17985 Armada Center Road. A $5 shuttle will be available from Woodward Avenue Brewers in Ferndale. Visit to purchase tickets.