19th Annual Franklin County CiderDays will be held this weekend, November 2-3, 2013.
CiderDays is one of the premier events of the North American Cider Season.
From the website:
“CiderDays is a community event celebrating all things apples in Franklin County, Massachusetts. 2013 marks the 19th year of this event and there will be two days (November 2nd and 3rd) of orchard tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more. This is for all who love apples, fresh or hard cider, apple cuisine, apple orchards or just being in New England in the fall.”
Franklin County CiderDays November 2 – 3, 2013
Two days celebrating and enjoying The Apple.
A few of the 2013 Event Highlights that caught our eye:
• Second Annual Cider Days Harvest Party 2013 Friday, Nov 1st – A kickoff event to benefit CiderDays & includes the début of West County Ciders releases for 2013.
• The Cider Salon — “the world’s largest hard cider tasting with more than 60 individual cider brands from across North America”.
• CiderDay Locavore Harvest Supper
• Spanish Cider Tasting and Discussion with James Asbel of Ciders of Spain
• North vs. South Heritage Apple Smackdown, Part Deux, a tasting and discussion with Tom Burford and John Bunker.
• Michael Phillips talks about Apple Varieties for the Organic Orchard
• Finding a Great Cider Apple in Your Backyard with John Bunker and Claude Jolicoeur
• Apples for Juice and Cider with Claude Jolicoeur and Alan Suprenant
• Organic Orcharding Practices: A Primer with Jennifer Williams and Steve Gougeon
• So You Want to Be a Commercial Cidermaker with Steve Gougeon and Andy Brennan
• Cidermaking 101 Workshop with Bob Delisle and Charlie Olchowski
Visit Franklin County CiderDays website for ALL the details and a complete list of events.
Note: A bit about CiderDays from the website:
“CiderDay began in 1994 when Terry and Judith Maloney organized a small event to celebrate their harvest. Now called CiderDays and sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, it is a two-day event which celebrates its 19th year in 2013. The event is always held on the first weekend of November, when even the late-bearing cider apples have been picked.”