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Cider Festival

Apple Gala & Cider Festival
September Weekends 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 2015
Wounded Warrior Corn Maze Open Daily!
 Join us to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness right here in Bluemont.   
Check out this amazing aerial video of the 2015 maze and get ready for fun on the farm!

Open 9am-6pm $10/child & $12/adult Weekend Admission
Children 2 and under, Military Families with ID are free... Thank you for your service!

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).  

Nothing says Fall like Apple Butter!   We have a fresh supply in our Farm Market.    ONE WEEKEND ONLY:  Sept 19 & 20....Come watch the members and friends of Catoctin Presbyterian Church in Waterford, VA have been making apple butter for more than twenty five years.  They will join us September 20 & 21 for an apple butter making demonstration.   Purchase some of their freshly made apple butter. Proceeds go directly to the church to support its operations, programs and mission works in the community.  

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.

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 $1.29/lb.
Get lost in our corn maze. This year's maze is dedicated to Boulder Crest Retreat for wounded warriors.  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, local meats, baked goods and great gift ideas from local artists. 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 local Apple Pie &  Pumpkin Ice Cream, ice cold drinks, Cider BBQ sandwiches with classic coleslaw, Kettle Corn, baked goods including our delicious pies. Open Saturday & 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. 
Lend your muscle to our Cider Pressing Demos with our 1865 Antique Press. 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
  • Fresh Apple Cider tasting
  • 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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