Gettysburg, Pa. - PA Cider Fest, now in its fourth year was held at Biglerville, Pa this past weekend and this year's event did not disappoint. The event brought together 65 varieties of cider from more than 25 Pennsylvania cideries, most notably Threadbare Cider, Hale & True, Levengood’s and tons more. Showing the cider world why PA Cider Fest is, without a doubt, one of the best cider events on the East Coast.
PA Cider Festival
With Pennsylvania being home to over 30 cideries and 4th in the nation when it comes to apple production, what better way to celebrate than with a statewide cider festival. This year the festival was held at the Hauser Estate grounds in Biglerville (home of Jack’s Hard Cider), only a few miles from downtown Gettysburg.
Cider lovers were met with several cider tents along with cider tasting stations, showcasing dozens of different ciders, from sweet-tasting and cider champagne, and this year's selection did not let us down.
Even though cider was the main attraction, this year's Cider Fest also provided guest a great deal more, from cider and apple workshops to lively music from the Schizophonics.
There was even an artisan marketplace featured almost everything from, spices and herbs, gourmet mustard, jerked meat, art and more, and let's not forget the food trucks along with local merchants serving up everything from kettle corn, a pig roast, incredible cupcakes, as well as coffee drinks.
The Pennsylvania Cider Guild (PACG)
The event is held each year to generate funds for the Pennsylvania Cider Guild, which helps cider makers and cideries, to promote the cider industry in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Cider Guild (PACG) is a trade organization that started in 2014 to give cidermakers, cideries, and associated businesses to have a united voice in the state of Pennsylvania.