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Cider Festival

Apple Gala & Cider Festival
September Weekends 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 2014
Sept. 6 ~ Wounded Warrior Corn Maze Grand Opening.  Join us to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Boulder Crest Retreat for wounded warriors right here in Bluemont. 
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 picking 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!  Meet the team from Boulder Crest and purchase a "lucky duck" as part of our Pumpkin Chunkin' Grand Finale Fund Raising Helicopter pumpkin drop.

We are excited to announce that we will be offering Apple Wine and their new Hard Cider tastings from Corcoran Winery with a additional tasting fee ($1). Also, head over to Bluemont Vineyard and get a Farm Flight Wine Tasting of 3 wines with your farm admission wristband!  

Nothing says Fall like Apple Butter! Come watch the members and friends of Catoctin Presbyterian Church in Waterford, VA who have been making apple butter for more than twenty five years.  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 $1.29/lb  
11am-4pm- Cider Tastings
11am, 1pm & 3pm - Cider Pressing Demonstrations
11:30am- 2:30pm Kids Zone Craft Station
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. (2013 Corn Maze Picture above)
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 Pumpkin Ice Cream, ice cold drinks, 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 offers a Farm Flight Wine Tasting of 3 wines with your farm admission wristband.  Tastings offered from 11am-4:30pm Wednesdays-Mondays. Closed Tuesdays. 
Bouncy Horse Race Track! Race around the hay against your family & friends and see who can bounce the fastest across the finish line! See if you can get a hole-in-one on the Cow Pie Putt Putt course. Off leash picnic area so bring Fido to the farm.
Included with Admission:
  • Wagon rides to our u-pick fields (apples are $1.29/lb)
  • NEW for 2014 Boulder Crest Retreat Wounded Warrior Corn Maze
  • Apple Cider tasting
  • Farm Flight Tasting of 3 Wines across the street at Bluemont Vineyard
  • Antique Cider Press Demonstrations at 11am, 1pm & 3pm
  • 2800 Sq. ft Jumping Pillow
  • 80 ft. Triple Threat Giant Slide
  • Double Barrel 60ft. Double Slide
  • Bouncy Horse Race Track
  • 18 hold Cow Pie Putt-Putt Golf Course
  • Jammed Tractor Maze
  • Pathway Puzzle Maze
  • Rope Maze
  • Goat Tree House
  • Farm Animals to feed and Visit
  • Lil' Farmer Imagination Village
  • 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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