PA Cider Festival

$25 advance tickets  /  $30 at the gate*

Event attendees MUST be 21+

*Tickets available until capacity is reached.

Pennsylvania's Premier Cider-Tasting Event

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PA Cider Festival Date:

Sat, June 25th
Noon to 4 pm

Designated Drivers FREE!
All ticket purchases are final.
No refunds will be given.
Event attendees must be 21+.

Location:

Hauser Estate,
Home of Jack's Hard Cider

410 Cashtown Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

Please Note:

This festival is an event for cider lovers over the age of 21. While Hauser Estate Winery allows underage children, the festival grounds will not have activities for children and we do not recommend bringing under-age children to the event.

Visit historic Gettysburg “Cider Town” in the heart of apple country.

Participating Cider Makers

The largest-ever gathering of Pennsylvania cider makers will be serving samples at the festival.

Cider Festival Highlights

  • Sampling of PA-Made Cider
  • Cider & Apple Workshops & Seminars
  • Live Music by Schizophonic
  • Artisan Market

Special Events All Weekend

Tours

Hauser Estate will be providing Facility Tours to ticket holders from Noon to 1PM. Tours are limited.

Workshops

Brought to you by PSU Extension Hard Cider Program

12:30 pm Cheese & Cider Pairing
Melanie Dietrich Cochran, Keswick Creamery, Newburg, PA

1:30 pm PA Cider Orchard & Variety Sampling
Troy Lehman, Big Hill Ciderworks, Gardners, PA

2:30pm Old Cider in New Bottles: Researching and Recreating Historical Cider
Mark Turdo, Museum Curator, Historian, Cidermaker

3:30pm Homebrew Haven
Adam Redding, Good Intent Cider, Gettysburg & Bellefonte, PA

Come taste Pennsylvania's cider!

June 25th at Hauser Estate in Biglerville PA
Tickets $25  •  Event attendees must be 21+

— Official Festival Kick-off —

“Meet-the-Cider-Makers” Dinner
Fri, June 24th

PA Cider Festival weekend will kick-off with an exclusive meet-the-cider-makers dinner at Beech Springs Farm.

Locally sourced Pennsylvania food will be proudly paired with Pennsylvania ciders, and Pennsylvania cider makers will be in attendance to discuss the latest in apples and cider making.

Tickets $75 each — on sale now.

Gettysburg Cider Events All Weekend

Cider Dinner
Sat, Jun. 25 - Sharpshooters Bar and Grille

Offering two special cider-focused menus starting at 5pm.

Jack's Pear Cider menu:

  • Appetizer: Spicy Shrimp Guacamole Bites
  • Salad: Arugula, Apple & Walnut Salad w/Bleu Cheese Crumbles
  • Entrée: Grilled Tilapia w/Mango Salsa
  • Dessert: NY Style Cheesecake with a Salty Caramel Sauce

Jack's Original Hard Cider menu:

  • Appetizer: Spicy Shrimp Guacamole Bites
  • Salad: Arugula, Apple & Walnut Salad w/Bleu Cheese Crumbles
  • Entrée: Grilled Chicken Cutlet in a Mushroom and Caper Sauce
  • Dessert: NY Style Cheesecake with a Salty Caramel Sauce

Reservations are suggested. 717-334-4598

Post PA Cider Fest Brunch
Sun, Jun. 26 - Reid's Cider House

Enjoy a buffet of hard cider- infused dishes and one complimentary hard cider cocktail (Cider-Mosa, Hard Cider Floats with home made vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce or Hard Cider Sangria) or hard cider on draft.

Cider Tap Finder

Visit these Gettysburg restaurants serving PA cider on festival weekend, June 24-26

Tommy's Pizza

Summer Scrumpy (Big Hill Cider Works)

Kriek (Big Hill Cider Works)

Marmalade (Big Hill Cider Works)

Reliance Mine

Decider (The Brewery at Hershey)

The Inn at Herr Ridge / Sharpshooters Grille

Original (Jack's Hard Cider)

Pear (Jack's Hard Cider)

Garryowen Irish Pub

Magner's Original Hard Cider

Johnny Jump Up (Jack's Hard Cider)
This bourbon barrel-aged cider is a unique creation made for the Garryowen Irish Pub from Jack’s Hard Cider / Hauser Estates. The distinctive bourbon flavor pulled from the barrels is marked in the taste and helps the cider remain brightly sweet on the tongue without becoming cloying.

Hotel Gettysburg

Standard (Big Hill Ciderworks)

Reid's Orchard Winery

GrizzlyOur northern spy and Albemarle Pippin Cider. Crisp and refreshing with a fresh green apple finish.

PerryOur traditional dry Pear cider with a classic acidic finish.

Mt. Top HopOur Pink lady cider dry hopped with cascade hops. Full of citrus and floral flavors.

Cherry100% Estate Grown Pure Cherry Cider with a nice balance of sweetness.

Sweet ScarletOur Farmhouse blend cider infused with black currants from our orchard.

JDOur pink lady cider aged in Jack Daniels barrels. Crisp with a pleasant whiskey finish. (Bottle Only)

Black BearOur Smokehouse cider blend. Made in the champagne style. Light crisp and refreshing. (Bottle only)

Transportation

Parking

Parking will be available on the festival grounds at Hauser Estate Winery.

We recommend all festival attendees prepare ahead, carpool and use a designated driver (DD tickets are free).

Shuttle Service

A free shuttle for festival attendees will be stopping at the three official accommodation providers.

All festival attendees are welcome to park and use the shuttle from any stop.  If you are not a guest, we recommend using the Country Inn and Suites stop because of ample nearby parking.

Shuttles will run every hour starting at 11:30 a.m. from each designated shuttle area to the event grounds. A schedule is provided below. Please note shuttles may be delayed based on traffic.

Schedule: Shuttles will leave for the Cider Fest from 1863 Inn of Gettysburg (map), Country Inn and Suites by Carlson (map) and Granite Hill Camping Resort (map) at the following times: 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.

The final shuttles will leave the Cider Fest at 4:30 p.m. If you are using a shuttle to return to Gettysburg, please note this time as the shuttles will not be returning to the event grounds after 4:30 p.m.

Accommodations

1863 Inn of Gettysburg

http://1863innofgettysburg.com/

Accommodations can be arranged with 1863 Inn of Gettysburg. Discounted room rates for ticket holders are available at $147 per night and include a hot breakfast buffet and shuttle service to and from the Meet-the-Cider-Makers Dinner. Shuttle service will also be available to and from the Cider Fest.

1863 Inn is located in Downtown Gettysburg convenient to downtown restaurants, tourist attractions and shopping.

For reservations, please call (717) 334-6211 and reference the PA Cider Fest Ticket Holder Room Block.

 

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1863 Inn of Gettysburg
516 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-6211
info@1863innofgettysburg.com

Country Inn and Suites by Carlson

http://www.countryinns.com/gettysburg-hotel-pa-17325/pagetty/rooms/rooms/detail

Accommodations for ticket holders can be arranged with the Country Inn and Suites by Carlson. Discounted room rates for PA Cider Fest Ticket Holders are available at $139 per night and include a hot breakfast buffet and shuttle service to and from the Meet-the-Cider-Makers Dinner. Shuttle service will also be available to and from the Cider Fest.

The Country Inn and Suites by Carlson is conveniently located near The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg featuring over 40 retail outlets and a variety of dining options.

For reservations please call (717) 337-9518 and reference the PA Cider Fest Ticket Holder Room Block.

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Country Inn and Suites by Carlson
1857 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA  17325
(717) 337-9518
cx_gett@countryinns.com

Granite Hill Camping Resort

http://www.granitehillcampingresort.com

Accommodations can be arranged with Granite Hill Camping Resort. Discounted sites for ticket holders are available at a 10% discount per night and includes shuttle service to and from the Meet-the-Cider-Makers Dinner. Shuttle service will also be available to and from the Cider Fest.

Granite Hill Camping Resort offers more than 300 camping sites, a fishing pond, horseshoe pits, swimming pool, snack bar with a bar and many other outdoor adventures. There is also ample parking for cider makers and their equipment.

For reservations, please call 1-800-642-Tent and reference the PA Cider Fest Ticket Holder Room Block.

Camping

Granite Hill Camping Resort
3340 Fairfield Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 642-8749
requests@granitehillcampingresort.com

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for setting up the event, directing people inside the festival, handing out glasses, delivering ice and cleaning up.
 
Interested in helping? Let us know by emailing events@paciderfest.com.
 
All volunteers receive:
  • a free event t-shirt
  • a complimentary meal voucher
Volunteer duties will be assigned after contacting us to find the best fit.
 

Volunteers must be 21 years or older to attend this event. Valid Photo I.D. is required at the door. No exceptions.

Cider Makers

Interested in participating as a cider maker?
Click here for more information

Artisans and Food Trucks

There will be lots of great food available to pair with cider samples and a marketplace showcasing artisan products.

Interested in being an artisan vendor in our marketplace?
Click here for Artisan Vendor information

Interested in being an food vendor at the festival?
Click here for Food Vendor information

Come taste Pennsylvania's cider!

June 25th at Hauser Estate in Biglerville PA
Tickets $25  •  Event attendees must be 21+

Benefiting

Pennsylvania Cider Guild

Sponsors

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Download the Sponsorship Packet to get started.