Franklin County Cider Days, November 1-3, 2019

Join us for CiderDays on the first weekend of November 2023! Here's what we've got in store so far, but more will be added right up until CiderDays weekend, so check back often.

4thAnnualPomologicalExhibition sm4th Annual 4th Wild and Seedling Pomological Exhibition 

Williamsburg Grange Hall
10 Main Street, Williamsburg, MA

Friday, Nov. 3rd, 10 am - 5 pm
More Info 

We want to see YOUR pippins! Join Matt Kaminsky, a.k.a Gnarly Pippins, at the Williamsburg Grange Hall (new venue!!) on Friday November 3rd, to see and taste a showcase of seedling apples (and pears!) from all over the continent. You can submit a handful of fruit from noteworthy wild or seedling apple and pear trees in your area, or simply come to admire the beauty and taste the rainbow! Attendee are encouraged to vote for their favorite submissions in 5 categories. This is a unique opportunity to introduce novel and undocumented varieties of pome fruits to the public. Contribute to an emerging culture of wild fruit & pomology and have your work of fruit exploration featured in Pomological Series Vol. 3, a photographic print publication made from the submissions to this event. For more info on the submission process for participants, click the link above!

Suggested donation by sliding scale $5-$10. Proceeds will benefit the Williamsburg Grange's Historic Building Conservation Fund and publishing costs for 'Pomological Series'. 

Tim and Crew Apex Orchards
Apex Orchards

225 Peckville Road, Shelburne, MA
Saturday Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5, 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. 

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.

Beaver Pond Distillery

88 Woodward Rd. Petersham, MA 
Sat, Nov. 5, 11 am- 4 pm and Sun. Nov. 6, 11 am - 3 pm
Beaver Pond Distillery Website
Beaver Pond Distillery Facebook Page
Jerry's cell: 617-930-0936 call or text him!

CiderDays weekend: Tastings, Tours, & Treats! 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

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508 State Road, North Adams, MA, (Greylock WORKS mill complex)
Fri, Nov. 3 and Sat, Nov. 4, noon- 8 pm and Sun. Nov. 5, noon - 4 pm
Check our website for special CiderDays events.
Berkshire Cider Project Website
Berkshire Cider Project on Facebook
(413) 409-6058

Tasting room open all weekend! Berkshire Cider Project is a new craft cidery focused on dry sparkling ciders. Located in a beautiful mill complex with adjacent café and distillery. Come visit for cider tastings and bottles to-go. Our small tasting room is located within our cidermaking facility.

Berkshire Cider Project opened in July 2020. Our dry ciders start in the orchards and forgotten apple trees across Berkshire country. We combine orchard grown and wild foraged apples with 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. An adjacent café, The Break Room, is open for brunch. Follow us @berkshire_cider for special CiderDays announcements!

The Brewery at Four Star Farms

Brewery at Four Star Farm

508 Pine Meadow Rd. Northfield, MA
Saturday, Nov 4, noon - 8 pm; Sunday Nov. 5, noon - 6 pm
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.

Cameron’s Winery

Cameronsnew1046 Millers Falls Rd (Route 63), Northfield, MA
Cameron’s Website
Cameron's Facebook Page
(413) 225-3420

Cameron’s celebrates everything cider all weekend!

Friday, November 3rd, 7 - 9 PM
Nine Cider Food Pairing Friday Night (call for tickets - (413) 225-3420)

Saturday, November 4th, 11:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday, November 5th, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Stop by Cameron's for campfires, Adams Donuts, cider dogs, music, and lots of fun activities!

Clarkdale Fruit Farms

303 Upper Road, Deerfield, MA
Saturday Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5 from 9 am - 5 pm 
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.

HeadwaterHeadwater Cider

112 Forget Road, Hawley, MA 
Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5, hours TBA
Headwater Cider Website
Headwater Cider on Facebook
(413) 695-6099

Headwater Cider is planning another gathering of Western Mass cidermakers at the orchard on November 4th and 5th. We will be pouring small tastes and selling sealed containers for off-premise consumption. More details to come!


Muse Cider Bar at Valley View Farm

16 Walpole Road, Haydenville, MA
Sunday, Nov. 5, 12pm - 6pm

Check out Muse Ciderbar at Valley View Farm on Sunday, November 5th, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm with orchard-based cider, wine, beer, cocktails, fire pit & food truck!

Pine Hill Orchards

pine hill

248 Greenfield Road, Colrain, MA
Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5,  9 am - 5 pm
Pine Hill Orchard website
Pine Hill Orchards on Facebook
(413) 624-3325

Pruning Workshop with David Shearer and William Shearer - Day/Time TBA

Both Days - Special Blend Cider Sale for Cider Days Weekend! We will be offering our fresh-pressed specialty blends for bulk sale! First come first served! And…Our Farm Store is open. From our Family to Yours…Happy Cider Days!

Orchard selling apples, cider and locally made foods.

Red Apple Farm

455 Highland Avenue, Phillipston, MA
Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5, 9am - 8pm

Red Apple Farm is that place you can go and spend the day. With a Country Store and pick-your-own apples and blueberries, farm animals for the kids, and a dog-friendly craft beer and hard cider taproom andrestaurant called the Brew Barn, it will be difficult to spend just a little time here. Our latest project is the Red Apple Farm Hard Cidery, which we formed in 2018 with the brew folks at Moon Hill Brewing Co. of Gardner, MA. We turned a storeroom into a fermentation room and the room next door into a hard cider tap room. We’ve since built an outdoor deck and rolled out a cider garden in a thicket of pines behind the cidery. The views are beautiful. You can see Wachusett Mountain or just look out over the cider pond, orchards, and blueberry fields. There’s a small stage too, for live music. It’s a stunning place!

Our Cidery pours our very own Hard Cider in traditional and seasonal flavors, as well as non-alcoholic drink options. Our first cider maker, Bill Rose, who passed on the farm to current owners Al & Nancy Rose, was known to keep some scrumpy and some of the better stuff in his basement on the farm, back in the day. He never sold it and didn’t always admit he had it. You might find him walking around the farm, and if so, get him to sign his book “Hard Apple Cider” by William Rose!

Ryan & Casey Liquors/Cold River Package and Market

Ryan & Casey55 Main St., Greenfield, MA
Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 am - 11 pm and Sunday Nov. 5, 10 am - 9 pm

Cold River Package - 31 Main Street (Rt. 2), Charlemont, MA
Sat. 7 am - 10 pm & Sun., 8 am - 8 pm 

Ryan and Casey on Facebook
(413) 775-6585

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.

scottFARMScott Farm Orchard

707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, VT
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, farm market 10 am - 6 pm
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.  

Shelburne Falls Cork

1 Deerfield Avenue #2, Shelburne Falls, MA
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, farm market 10 am - 6 pm

During CiderDays weekend, be sure to stop by Shelburne Falls Cork, a shop selling local hard ciders, craft beer, and wine from family-owned wineries. Also find local cheese and charcuterie from Massachusetts and Vermont. Cork offers case discounts of 10% for mixed or not mixed cases of hard cider and wine. @shelburne_falls_cork (413) 362-0265

West County Cider


208 Peckville Rd. Shelburne, MA 
Sat. Nov. 4 and Sun, Nov. 5, 10 am -5 pm
West County Cider Website
(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. 

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-seven 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.

Saturday 11:30-5:30 - Lucky Lips Oysters x West County Cider, Fresh Oysters and Hard Cider Pop Up at WCC!

Lucky Lips Oysters is a family-run oyster farm in Wellfleet on Cape Cod. They are bringing their oyster truck to serve fresh oysters with homemade condiments alongside West County’s finest ciders. 

Saturday night cider share - details to be announced!

Sunday 10-12 - Workshops to be announced


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Some photographs on this site were taken by Bill Bradshaw,, and Beth Reynolds, Base Camp Photo

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