Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Presents: Cider Days

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Presents: Cider Days

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11:00 am until 5:00 pm
Repeats until Sunday, November 3, 2019, 11:00 am until 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public!

Free events at the Shea Theater

Featured Ciders on tap at the Shea bar by Headwater Cider and West County Cider


11:30am -12:30 pm – The Apple Genome Project & Tomorrow’s Apple with Dr. Cameron Peace, Washington State University

1:00pm -2:00 pm – Tom Oliver (Oliver’s Cider and Perry, Herefordshire, UK), answers your Questions: A Q & A

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm - 19th Century Pears, A Ruling Passion. William Lewis’s Pear Orchard, 1861 - 1894, with Christie Higginbottom


11:30am - 12:30 pm – Traveling the Cider Road in a Group of Solo w/Ria Windcaller and Al Sax

1:00 am – 2:00 pm -The Road Ahead: The Future of US Cider, a discussion with the United States Cider Association

2:30 am – 3:30 pm - Making Cider with Cannabis w/ Paul Correnty and the Merry Makers

What else is happening in Turners Falls?

All Weekend: 25 Years of Cider and CiderDays exhibit at the Discovery Center

The Official Cider Days bookstore is at “Two Birds” 106, Avenue A, Turners Falls. The storefront will be transformed into a cider author’s bookstore and lounge, complete with signings.

Tandem Cider Tasting and apple display at LOOT

Turners on Tap – check the ciderdays website for Cider on Tap at local restaurants and bars

Saturday: United States Cider Makers Association Cider Salons — The continent’s longest-running hard cider tasting with more than 120 individual cider brands from across North America and Europe. This year, the Salons will be held in a large tent in Unity Park, on the Connecticut River in Turners Falls, featuring easy access from Route 2 and I-91. Convenient parking in lots across and next to the venue and on the side streets in Turners Falls. Two sessions — 3:30 - 5:00 and 5:45 - 7:15 (Saturday) $35/ticket BUY TICKETS

More events happening around the county can be found at

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Underwriters

Australis AquacultureArtisan Beverage CooperativeBenjamin CompanyBerkshire Brewing CompanyCohn and Company Real Estate AgencyCommunity CreditCommon CapitalCommunity Foundation of Western MassachusettsConnecticut River InternistsDean's BeansEasthampton Savings BankFirstLight GDF SueznaGill TavernGoff MediaGreat Falls HarvestGreen River FestivalGreenfield Community CollegeGreenfield Cooperative BankGreenfield Savings BankLootMassachusetts Cultural CouncilMontague WebWorksNortheast SolarPeople's PintRainmaker ConsultingThe RendezvousSolar Store of GreenfieldStobierski and ConnorTold VideoTrue North TransitTurn It Up

Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!