ITS ON!! Apple Season is in full swing so its time for a big ‘ol apple fest!
🍏 We will fire up the big apple press and press apples all afternoon for a special cider release the following summer. You will be able to try fresh pressed apple juice, watch apples through run the mill and learn all about making cider. So come ready to have fun!
🥂 New Cider Releases including the cider from last years Apple Fest.
🍩 Pastry Chef Deric McGuffey will be serving up hot and fresh Apple Cider Donuts.
☕ Hot Mulled Cider. We will have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available.
🍎 An apple tasting
🍯 Honey, Jam + Apple Butter tastings.
🔬The NC Museum of Natural Sciences will be on site with a unique learning experience.
🔥 A nice fire to keep us warm.
😀 Porrons for cider drinking fun.
$5 per car to enter (All entry proceeds benefit the Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Proceeds from Friends’ activities – including gift shop sales, membership and events – all support Museum programs, research and exhibits), so load up the friends and family! (advanced ticket required as this will sell out)
👨🍳 We are delighted to welcome Chef John Eisensmith from Season To Taste for the day helping us prepare apple-centric eats
🥪The menu will include Boxcarr + Apple Grilled cheese (gluten-free bread available)
🌭Cider Glazed First Hand Foods Sausage with Apple Slaw
🥪Nourishing Acres Sweet Potato Latkes with Applesauce
🥮Spiced Apple Cake
To keep everyone socially distanced and safe we are limiting the amount of cars each hour. When you purchase your ticket you will need to select the hour of entry. It is important that you arrive in your designated time slot, to keep the flow of the event. You must wear a mask to use the facilities inside. Unfortunately due to COVID, we will not be able to allow folks to help us mill and press the apples, but you can still taste as we press.
Juice for cidermaking:
If you would like to purchase juice to make your own cider, you will be able to do so at $7 a gallon. Please bring your own vessel. We will have sanitizer available, but please pre-clean your vessel.