Franklin County Cider Days, November 1-3, 2019

CiderDays Cider weekend Venues - November 6 & 7, 2021. 

Join us on the Cider Trail this CiderDays weekend!  Below are the participating venues.  Check back often for added activities at each venue.

apex PYOApex Orchards

225 Peckville Road, Shelburne, MA, 413-625-2744
Saturday Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7, 9 am - 6pm 
Apex Website
Apex on Facebook
Apex on Instagram

Use caution as you approach this orchard because the scenic views of Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire may very well take your breath away. They don’t call it Apex for nothing. The orchard, which has been in Tim Smith’s family since 1828, now includes apples, peaches, nectarines, apricots, quince, pears, Asian pears, blueberries, table grapes and kiwi. Be sure to pick up some Evercrisp apples, a new variety that stores extremely well.

Aside from fruit, their new 4,000 sq. ft. retail store offers honey products from Smith’s Shelburne Honey Co., maple syrup from the Graves farm in Colrain and the Boyden farm in Conway, Shelburne Cider Vinegar and ciders from Apex, Cabot cheese, Yankee Pastime Farm’s maple cream, Sidehill Farm yogurt and “Just Soap” made in Ashfield. You’ll also find cider doughnuts from Pine Hill Orchard in Colrain.

Check back for special CiderDays activities.

Artifact Cider Project

34 N. Maple Street, Suite 15, Florence MA 01062artifact cider florence reflection
Saturday, Nov. 6, 1 - 9 pm; Sunday, Nov. 7. 1 - 7 pm
Artifact Cider Project Website
Artifact Cider Project on Facebook
(508) 308-7361

We make cider for the new Northeast. We produce craft cider in a variety of styles by respecting tradition, but refusing to let it limit us. Using local apples and innovative cidermaking practices, we create ciders that are as authentic, eclectic, and forward-looking as the region they come from. Artifact was founded in 2014 by Jake Mazar and Soham Bhatt and is based in Florence, Massachusetts.

We'll have a number of limited release taproom-only "cellar projects" available on draft and for takeaway in bottles. We also have a special CiderDays food menu at the taproom, highlighted by apple galettes made in collaboration with the Florence Pie Bar, featuring Baldwins from Pine Hill.

Artisan Beverage.cyzerArtisan Beverage Cooperative

324 Wells St. Greenfield, MA
Saturday, Nov. 6, noon-2pm
Artisan Beverage Cooperative Website
Artisan Beverage Cooperative on Facebook
(413) 335-0576

Artisan Beverage Cooperative—makers of many gluten-free, high-quality beverages.

For CiderDays we offer our famous Valley and Whiskey cyzers. Apple-honey wine made with cider from Clarkdale Fruit Farm and honey from Western Mass. 

Our apple cider kombucha is back just in time for CiderDays Weekend! Made with locally sourced cider from @clarkdalefruitfarms, this limited batch is available in growlers exclusively through ArtBev curbside pickup on Saturday from 12-2pm.

Cyzers are a variation of mead, a traditional fermented honey wine, but instead of water, cider is used. Both our cyzers are made with local raw honey and cider from Clarkdale Fruit Farm.

The Whiskey Cyzer gets its name because it was aged in Bully Boy whiskey barrels before bottling, giving it a slightly smokier and oak-ier flavor profile than the Valley Cyzer.

Both variations have been aging to perfection and supplies are limited. 14% ABV Gluten-free.

Valley Cyzer - $15/ 500ml bottle
Whiskey Cyzer - $20/ 500ml bottle

Bear SwampBear Swamp Orchard - Distillery and Cidery

1209 B Hawley Rd., Ashfield MA 01330
Bottle Shop Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7, 1 pm - 5 pm
Bear Swamp Orchard Website
Bear Swamp Orchard on Facebook

We are a very small, family-run, Certified Organic orchard, hard cider producer and distillery in Ashfield, Massachusetts We are growing apples as sustainably as we can, taking into account the health of the flora and fauna as part of the orchard system.

CiderDays Weekend, we will offer hard cider and brandy tastings.

We have a beautiful farm at the top of the hills on the east side of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, with views that reach out to Vermont and New Hampshire. We also border the Trustees of Reservations Bear Swamp Reservation, which offers miles of scenic hiking trails and views of its own.

Some of what you’ll find in 2021:
Hard Cider, brandy and liqueurs.
Vinegar (raw, unpasteurized, untreated)
Maple syrup


Beaver Pond Distillery

88 Woodward Rd. Petersham, MA 01366
By appointment only
Beaver Pond Distillery Website
Beaver Pond Distillery Facebook Page
Jerry's cell: 617-930-0936 call or text him!

Micro distillery making apple brandy, apricot, cherry, peach and pear eau de vie and plum slivovitz. We use all local and regional fruit to make our distilled spirits. CiderDays weekend - special tastings.

Berkshire Cider Project shoot edited selects 66 1Berkshire Cider Project

508 State Road, North Adams, MA 01247, In the Greylock WORKS mill complex
Check our website for special CiderDays events.
Berkshire Cider Project Website
Berkshire Cider Project on Facebook
(413) 409-6058

Berkshire Cider Project is a new craft cidery focused on dry sparkling ciders. Located in a beautiful former textile mill with adjacent café and distillery. We’re open for tastings, CIDER merch, and bottles to-go.

Berkshire Cider Project opened in July 2020. Our dry ciders start in the orchards and forgotten apple trees across Berkshire country. We focus on traditional techniques to craft sparkling ciders that are refreshingly complex yet accessible! Our bright labels and tie-dye accessories are inspired by warm Berkshire summers and the modern art at MassMoCA, just down the road. By partnering with orchards across the county we hope to share our deep interest in agricultural development and sustainability. Located at the beautiful Greylock WORKS facility– a former textile mill turned event venue, co-working space and food incubator. s

The Brewery at Four Star Farms

508 Pine Meadow Rd. Northfield, MA
Saturday, Nov 6, noon-8pm; Sunday Nov. 7, noon - 6pm
Brewery at Four Star Farms Website

The Brewery at Four Star Farms is a brewery located in the midst of the Four Star Farms hop farm. We have a beautiful outdoor space as well as a taproom with views of the scenery around the farm. We also produce our own hard cider. Our cider is a blend of 6 different apple varieties grown by Scott Farm in Dummerston, VT. This house cider is a dry New England cider, no added sugar and fermented with a Dry Cider yeast.

Four Star Farms New England Dry Cider
We offer samples, full pours on draft, and cans to go.

CameronsCameron’s Winery

1046 Millers Falls Rd, Northfield, MA, (413) 225-3420
Friday and Saturday noon to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 4pm
Cameron’s Website
Cameron's Facebook Page

Cameron's celebrates everything cider all weekend! In their large restored barn, Leslie and Paul Cameron have nine ciders ready for tastings or by the glass. A variety of cheeses, meats, apples and other goodies specially selected to pair with their ciders and available for sale, and Cameron's Campfire: warm mulled cider served beside a toasty campfire.

The winery has nine families of wine: Grape, Citrus, Pitted Fruit, Berry, Honey, Maple, Vegetable, Cider, and Bubbly. There is always something new to enjoy as they make and bottle wine all year. Stop by for a glass or a tasting and feel free to bring your own glass. You can shop for snacks in the Charcuterie and Cheese Shop, which is stuffed with everything to design your own charcuterie board. Cameron's Winery of Northfield.


carrsCarr’s Ciderhouse

Farm Store - 295 River Drive, Hadley, MA 01035
Saturday, Nov. 6, 12-5 pm and Sunday, Nov. 7, 12-4 pm. Also open by appointment: call (413) 336-7363
Carr's Ciderhouse Website
Carr's Ciderhouse on Facebook

Farm shop featuring Carr’s wild-fermented hard ciders, vinegars, cider syrup, fruit shrubs, and more.

Preservation Orchard is the home of Carr's Ciderhouse where we practice regenerative agriculture and evolutionary orcharding - low input silvopasture for carbon sequestration, no-spray for avian and pollinator habitat, and traditional and experimental cultivars for pest and disease resistance. All of our hard ciders are wild fermented in our uninsulated press barn over the course of 5-6 months. We find that this slow and low-temperature fermentation reveals depth and complexity in the cider. We press our apples, along with wild foraged apples and forgotten orchard apples, on a century old Mt.Gilead rack and cloth press.

We will be holding a fun tasting event on CiderDays weekend. Please see our website for event details, info about parking, and important updates.

Carr’s ciders are $12-$15/750 ml bottle

ClarkdaleClarkdale Fruit Farms

303 Upper Road, Deerfield
Saturday Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7 from 9am-5pm 
Clarkdale Fruit Farms Website
Clarkdale Fruit Farms Facebook Page
(413) 772-6797

Fourth-generation family orchard growing high-quality tree fruit since 1915. We farm 45 acres and grow over 50 varieties of apples, including several heirlooms. Our diverse plantings also include pears, peaches, plums, cherries, nectarines, and grapes. We produce our own sweet cider in season, and offer several special blends for holidays in the Fall. Bulk cider for fermenting is available upon request. Find us on fb and Instagram as well.

Special activities for CiderDays weekend:
Saturday - Cider pressing demo at 10 am and orchard tour at 11 am. 
Sunday - Cooking with Apples demos. Erika Cooper, of Butter & Birch, at 11 am and Sandy D'Amato, of Goodstock Farm, at noon. 


Deerfield2Hall Tavern, Historic Deerfield

80 Old Main Street, Deerfield
Workshop Saturday Nov, 6 and Sundy Nov 7th, noon - 4:30 pm
Historic Deerfield Website

Seek No Further: Heritage Apple Time in Deerfield
Apples have an important history in Deerfield. Apples were dried for winter keeping, pressed for cider, and covered with cloves to make apple pomanders. Join us at the History Workshop for apple time and sample some unique apple varieties, including Westfield’s Seek No Further from our own rare tree! See our historic cider press and make an apple pomander to take home with you. We’ll have apple themed books for reading and a collection of historic apple recipes you can try at home.  Admission tickets to Historic Deerfield required and can be purchased at the Visitor Center at Hall Tavern. ($15/adult, free to youth and children 17 and under)

HeadwaterHeadwater Cider

112 Forget Road, Hawley, MA 01339
Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7, 10 am - 5 pm
Headwater Cider Website
Headwater Cider on Facebook
(413) 695-6099

Grow What You Press. Press What You Grow.
Estate Cider from Franklin County. Crisp and Dry. Grown, Pressed, and Bottled here at the orchard. Sample and purchase a range of alcoholic ciders at the source!

$12 / 750ml bottle


new salemNew Salem Preserves & New Salem Cider

67 South Main St. in New Salem, Massachusetts. Parking available in marked areas across from driveway.
Hours of operation:
Farm Store open Saturday Nov. 6 and Sunday Nov. 7, 10am - 6pm
Cider Garden open 12pm – 6pm
New Salem Cider Website
New Salem Cider on Facebook
(617) 634-9392

​New Salem Preserves & Orchards, long known for rich, sweet cider made from century-old heirloom apple trees is now in its third season offering their own small-batch vintage hard ciders. Cider can be exclusively purchased by the growler or enjoyed by the glass on premises—a 1750 farmstead overlooking orchards, stonewalls and the Quabbin Reservoir, in their newly opened Cider Garden. Dogs are always welcome and BYO picnics encouraged, as the entire farm is open for guests to wander, explore and of course, enjoy our hard cider.

pine hillPine Hill Orchards

248 Greenfield Road, Colrain, MA 01340
Saturday , Nov. 6 andSunday, Nov. 7,  9 am-4 pm
Pine Hill Orchard website
Pine Hill Orchards on Facebook

(413) 624-3325

Orchard selling apples, cider and locally made foods.

Special Blend Cider Sale for Cider Days Weekend! We will be offering our fresh-pressed specialty blends for bulk sale! Four different blends with multiple cider varieties used. 4000+ gallons will be available from 9am to 5pm ONLY!! First come first served!  And…Our Farm Store is open. From our Family to Yours…Happy Cider Days!

raggedhillRagged Hill Cider Company

94 John Gilbert Rd, West Brookfield, MA 01585
Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7, 12pm-5pm
Ragged Hill Cider Website
Ragged Hill on Facebook
(415) 405-5215

Ragged Hill Cider Company is an award-winning orchard-based craft cidery, specializing in small batch ciders made using traditional methods with no added sugar. All the apples we use are proudly grown, picked, pressed, fermented and bottled at our 100% solar-powered orchard and cidery in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. Located in a beautiful hilltop orchard just East of the Quabbin Reservoir. The orchard offers pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pears and about 30 varieties of apples. All of our ciders are made in the orchard with fruit grown solely at the orchard.

Cider Offerings:

Traditional Dry ABV 6.4% -Light, crisp, refreshing
Traditional Semi-Dry ABV 5% - Light, aromatic, fruity
Rasé (Raspberry Rosé) ABV 5% - Semi-dry, raspberry infused
Honeycrisp ABV 7.1% - Semi-sweet, medium bodied, notes of honey and ripe stone fruit
Ice Cider ABV 12%

Our location is easily accessed from Route 9 or Route 32. Other local attractions include hiking at Rock House Reservation and the Quabbin Reservoir, breads and pastries at Rose32 Bakery, and Farm to Table dining at Salem Cross Inn & Tavern.

Ryan & Casey Liquors/Cold River Package Store

Ryan & Casey55 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01302, (413) 775-6585
Cold River Package - 31 Main Street, Charlemont, MA
Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday Nov. 7, noon-3
Ryan and Casey on Facebook

Bottle shops featuring ciders from Western MA producers, as well as other national and international brands, plus wines, beers, and spirits. There will be samples and discounts on cider and all things apple.

scottFarm barn and treeScott Farm Orchard

707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston , VT
Friday Nov. 5, 5 - 8pm, event gathering; Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6-7, farm market 10am - 6pm
Contact Simon Renaut at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scott Farm has been a working farm since 1791. We grow over 130 varieties of heirloom apples and an array of different pears, plums, peaches, cherries, all sorts of berries and other fruit we find interesting. We are Certified EcoApple® and a Certified B Corp.  

Pre-CiderDays gathering at Scott Farm Friday eve: Cider Fest is a celebration of cider apples and their fermentation into hard cider. The event gathers renowned cider makers, large and small, hard cider enthusiasts and curious.

corkShelburne Falls Cork

1 Deerfield Avenue, #2
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Saturday, Nov.6, 11am - 6pm; Sunday, Nov. 7 2pm - 5pm
Shelburne Falls Cork Website
Shelburne Falls Cork on Facebook
(413) 362-0265

Hard cider, artisanal wine, craft beer, local cheese, charcuterie, chocolate, and preserves. It is my desire to sell local hard ciders, craft beer, and wine from family-owned wineries, where I think the best values are found. We also carry local cheese and charcuterie from Massachusetts and Vermont. And of course, we have case discount of 10% for mixed or not mixed cases of hard cider and wine.

92 Stan s Liquor Valley View Farm/MUSE Cider Bar

16 Walpole Road, Haydenville MA
Open Saturday & Sunday 9-11 am

Curbside bottle sales

We are a working farm with over a century of agricultural and orcharding history, home to over 250 fruit trees, including vintage apple trees with heirloom varieties. We craft small batch, artisanal ciders that are hand-blended primarily in American oak barrels or stainless steel tanks.

The stone Cider Bar is an unusual work of masonry art, capped with 200-year-old slate, overlooking our apple orchard and the High Ridge Mountain. In late winter the building transforms into a working sugarhouse, where Farmer David produces hundreds of gallons of golden and amber syrups.

The interior is a sexy modern bar with a speakeasy culture; you can post up to the walnut bar with the Cidermakers, sip on farm infused cocktails while relaxing on the leather furniture, or twist tales around the marble tables. Like the rest of Valley View Farm, the Cider Bar is whimsically different than anything else you’ll find in Western Massachusetts.

wccWest County Cider

208 Peckville Rd. Shelburne MA 01370
Sat. Nov. 6 and Sun, Nov. 7, 11am -6 pm
West County Cider Website
West County Facebook Page
(413) 768-9318

Come visit the oldest running cider house in the country. Come for our legendary ciders while enjoying our hiking trails and picnic grounds with a glorious three state view. Check back here for special CiderDays weened events!

West County Cider was started by the Maloney family in 1984 with a commitment to making small-batch ciders with impeccable apples from local orchards. Thirty-five years later, our family has grown but the tradition continues. We use fine-winemaking techniques and focus on freshness of flavor and total respect for each individual apple variety. Every harvest year represents a new a foray into the possibility of the apple.



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