2022 U.S. Open Cider Championships

U.S. Open Cider  Championship Event Center

Oxford, Ohio – Registration is now open. Ciders must be registered by October 10. This year, American and importers’ entries will be sent to Oxford, Ohio(Just outside of Cincinnati). Canadian entries will be sent to Niagara College, Ontario. These entries will need to arrive between October 10-21. Winners will be announced on November 14, 2022.

Each producer may enter a maximum of 10 Hard Ciders. The entry fee will be $75 per beverage.
A cidery submitting 5 or more ciders will be considered for the Grand National Champion’s award.

The U.S. Open works with the Niagara College Teaching Winery, Teaching Brewery, and Teaching Distilling programs. Our judges come from England, Canada, and the United States. This year judging will be held at the new U.S. Open Venue in Ohio and in Welland, Ontario.

2022 U.S. Open Cider Championship Categories
1. Modern Cider – Sweet
2. Modern Cider – Dry
3. Heritage Cider – Sweet
4. Heritage Cider – Dry
5. Traditional Cider – Sweet
6. Traditional Cider – Dry
7. Perry
8. Fruit Cider
9. Pineapple Cider
10. Cherry Cider
11. Peach Cider
12. Cranberry Cider
13. Fruit and Berry Cider
14. Applewine/ Ice Cider
15. Herbal Cider
16. Hopped Cider
17. Apple Pie Spiced Cider
18. Spiced Cider
19. Wood-Aged Cider and Perry
20. Specialty Cider and Perry 
21. Anything Goes
22. Single Varietal Cider
23. Rose’ Ciders
24. Brut
25. Sangria Cider