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Planning your trip to Destination Gettysburg for PA Cider Fest and planning to hang around town? We’re compiling a list of ciders on tap and events you should check out over the festival weekend!

Local Cider Events

June 21, 11am – 4pm (Fri)

Big Hill Ciderworks - PA Cider Fest Welcome Popup

Location

Big Hill Ciderworks, 1365 Gablers Rd., Gardners, PA 17324

Description

Are you attending PA Cider Fest and coming in from out of town? Join us on Friday, 6/21 for an open farm pop-up and a proper welcome to Adams County, PA!

Join us for an afternoon of draft cider, open farm and cider production space tours, meet & greet with the crew and bottle sales to go! We'll have cheese available from The Farm at Doe Run and cured meats from North Mountain Pastures to snack on and live music from South Mountain Social.

Pop-up is rain or shine but some aspects may change depending on the weather so dress accordingly. Parking is very limited - any carpooling is appreciated!

June 21-23 (Fri-Sun)

Ploughman Cider Popup

Location + Hours

14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg

  • Friday 6/21, 4pm - 9pm
  • Saturday 6/22, 11am - 9pm
  • Sunday 6/23, 11am - 7pm

Drinks

Cider drafts, by the glass, and bottles enjoyed there or to take home with you. Three Springs Fruit Farm juices for kids, and water available as well.

Food

Sausages and other provisions provided from Adams County sources by Gettysburg’s The Farmstead Butcher. Menu forthcoming.

In addition, we’ll be hosting local cheese makers on Friday. More details soon.

Live Music All Weekend:

  • Friday — TBD
  • Saturday — Chuck Darwin & the Knuckle Draggers (Cider Fest after party)
  • Sunday — Secret Bandwagon (1-4 pm).
Thursday, June 21

PA Statewide Conference on Heritage

PA Statewide Conference on Heritage, to be held 17 miles from Cider Fest in downtown Chambersburg and Wilson College. This is an important event to include on the webpage because it provides opportunities for folks to learn about ideas and skills related to those that make people interested in cider: heritage, craftsmanship, history, sense of place, local and place-based economies. Some of the most interesting events include:

Workshops about: Preserving Local History; Seeing the Past in Ordinary Places-Walking and Photography Tour; Empowering citizen advocates; Collaboration and funding for Community Revitalization;

Keynote Speaker: Tom Mayes, of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will explore how places evoke feelings of belonging, continuity, stability, identity and memory, as well as the more traditional reasons that old places have been deemed by society to be important, such as history, national identity, and architectural merit. Whether you're an architect or a community organizer, gain insights that will help you help others to express the ways that old places matter to them, and guide future directions for people-centered historic preservation.

Sessions:

  1. Decorated Barns and Working Landscapes – explore barn design and how barns and working lands function together
  2. How to Speak Barn – develop your knowledge of barn and farm design and use
  3. Rural Heritage and Stewardship discussion
  4. Make your Community Attractive to all types of Transportation by planning to be a walkable community
  5. Pennsylvania’s Heritage Areas
  6. How Historic Buildings are Being Reused for Student Housing

FUN

  1. Roving Reception and Preservation Pub Quiz - Big plans are afoot in Chambersburg to transform a former rail yard and industrial buildings into a thriving community destination and meeting place. Meet up, meander and enjoy local drink and food!
  2. Movie screening – Barns of the Susquehanna Valley – including some Adams County barns!

Want to be included in this list? Email events@paciderfest.com

Cider Tap List

Restaurants & BarsCiders Available (Bottle or Tap)
Dobbin House TavernJack's Helen's Blend, 1911 Raspberry Cider
Mason Dixon DistilleryPloughman's Lupulin Lummox
Tommy's PizzaPloughman's Bluebird Day, Churchyard, Lupulin Lummox, Stark, Stayman, and Distelfunk

Want to be included in this list? Email events@paciderfest.com

Come taste Pennsylvania's cider!

June 22 at Jack's Hard Cider, in Biglerville PA
Tickets $25  •  12 pm - 4 pm  •  Event attendees must be 21+