Old Sturbridge Village to Host 1st Annual Cider and Music Festival

Tuesday, October 02, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

Old Sturbridge Village to host first annual Cider and Music Festival
Old Sturbridge Village is set to host its first annual Cider and Music Festival featuring vendors and musicians from across New England.

“Guest vendors will showcase New England made hard cider as part of the Village's "Apple and Agriculture Days" program. Regional musical acts will perform at multiple stages throughout the event,” said Old Sturbridge Village in their press release.

The event will take place on Sunday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cider and Music Festival

While guests enjoy the ciders and tunes they can also tour the historic village and learn about the importance of cider in early New England, and visit the working 19th-century cider mill.

Participating cider producers include:

  • Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery, Ashfield, MA
  • Crazy Cock Cider, Stafford Springs, CT
  • Ragged Hill Cider Company, West Brookfield, MA
  • Stowe Cider, Stowe, VT
  • New England Cider Company, Wallingford, CT
  • Champlain Orchards Cidery, Shoreham, VT
  • Lookout Farm Hard Cider, South Natick, MA
  • High Limb Hard Cider, Attleboro, MA
  • Still River Winery, Harvard, MA


Participating musical acts include:

  • Amy Galatin and Stillwaters
  • Annalyse and Ryan (from 2/3 Goat)
  • Blackstone Valley Bluegrass
  • Hayley Reardon
  • Jared Fiske
  • Nick Anderson and Shady Creek
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