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Cider Festival

Apple Gala & Cider Festival

September Weekends 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 2015
Open 9am-6pm $10/child & $12/adult Weekend Admission
Children 2 and under, Military Families with ID are free... Thank you for your service!
Wounded Warrior Corn Maze Open Daily starting September 5th ~ Help us Support our Vets & Active Duty Military Families!
Check out this amazing aerial video of the 2015 maze and get ready for fun on the farm! 
 Join us to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness right here in Bluemont We are excited to be hosting our Second Annual Lucky Duck Pumpkin Drop to raise funds for Boulder Crest. We invite you to purchase a Lucky Duck for $5 each and 100% will be donated to Boulder Crest.  Then join us on Sunday, November 1st at 2pm when we drop a giant pumpkin into the floating ducks. If your Lucky Duck lands on a prize spot you win!   When the  Last year we raised $4000.00 and our goal is to double that this season.  Check out the 2014 Lucky Duck Giant Pumpkin Drop and then join the fun! 

Buy a $5.00 Lucky Duck today and support Veteran & Military Wellness at Boulder Crest Retreat! Thank you to these local businesses for providing fantastic prizes including:

Wine Experiences at Bluemont Vineyard,  Fabbioli Cellars & Corcoran Vineyard & Cider

A Zipline Adventure via Harper's Ferry Adventure Center

Dining Gift Certificates to  Magnolia'a Mill, Fireworks Pizza & The Wine'ing Butcher

A Massage Package from Nova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA! 



September may mean back to school for many, but at Great Country it means back to the farm for freshly pressed cider and freshly picked apples. We will celebrate the start of the apple picking and cider pressing season with tastings of Rinkers freshly pressed cider -- the best in the Valley!  

We are excited to announce that we will be offering Apple Wine & Hard Cider tastings with an expanded list of Hard Cider from Corcoran Vineyard. Tastings with are an additional tasting fee ($.50/taste).  

To celebrate everything apple, the farm will have cider pressing demonstrations with the Zurschmeide Family antique1865 Cider press. Visitors are encouraged to try giving the press a crank to see how cider used to be produced.  NEW this year, we are demonstrating with Farmer Jake's new bladder press as well so you can compare the work and results.

Cider Festival Schedule for Saturdays & Sundays:
9:15-5pm Wagon Rides to the Apple Orchard~ Apples are $1.99/lb  
11am-3pm- Fresh Cider and Apple Wine Tastings
11am, 1pm & 3pm - Cider Pressing Demonstration
Live Music Schedule for Saturdays & Sundays:   
September 6 ~ Wicked Olde
September 12 & 13 ~ Tony M ~ Back by Popular Demand!
September 19 & 20 ~ Nathaniel Davis 
basket of apples
Take a wagon ride to the apple orchard to pick the freshest apples at $1.99/lb.
Get lost in our corn maze. This year's maze is dedicated to Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness.  Before entering, listen and view the Notorious PIG rules for the corn maze. Our 2.5 Acre Corn Maze takes an average 30 minutes.
Romp in our 5 acre play area!  The Triple Threat 80' slide will make your heart race! The Giant Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow, pedal cart track and rope swings await you! Make a hole in one in our Cow Pie Putt Putt Course, visit with our farm animals and more!
Farm Market offers seasonal fresh produce, jams & jellies, honey, and baked goods. We will be featuring fresh cider, 100% natural cider slushies, corn stalks, mums, gourds and apples!
The Roosteraunt Concession Stand features hot CIDER DONUTS, Hand Dipped Trickling Springs Ice Cream, ice cold drinks, Cider BBQ sandwiches with classic coleslaw, Kettle Corn, and pies.   Open Fridays,  Saturdays & Sundays 10am-4pm Bluemont Vineyard across the street from the farm is the perfect place enjoy the view!  Tastings offered from 11am-4:30pm Wednesdays-Mondays. Closed Tuesdays.  Try their new Apple Wine.
Check out our 1865 Press and learn how much faster our modern Bladder Press can complete the work of pressing a bushel of apples. See if you can get a hole-in-one on the Cow Pie Putt Putt course. Stop by our new Farm Brewery, Dirt Farm Brewing, on your way home.  Open 2-8 Fridays and 12-6 Saturdays and Sundays. Taste brews crafted from GCF fruits.
Included with Admission:
  • Wagon rides to our u-pick fields (apples are $1.99/lb
  • Weekend live Music starting September 6th
  • Boulder Crest Retreat Corn Maze
  • Antique Cider Press Demonstrations at 11am, 1pm & 3pm
  • 2800 Sq. ft Jumping Pillow
  • 80 ft. Triple Threat Giant Slide
  • Double Barrel 60ft. Double Slide
  • 18 hole Cow Pie Putt-Putt Golf Course
  • Jammed Tractor Maze
  • Pathway Puzzle Maze
  • Rope Maze
  • Billy Goats Gruff to feed and Visit
  • Lil' Farmer play area with GCF veggie train photo ops
  • The Corn Bin
  • Pedal Cart Track
  • Rope Swings
  • Tractor Tire Mountain
  • Catch & Release Fishing in our Stocked pond with your own equipment
  • Bouncy Cows for the tots!
  • Off-Leash Doggie Picnic Area (Fido is always welcome at the farm.  Please pick up after your dog!)

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