This Weekend: Hard Cider Festival at the Navy Yard


pour-the-core-festNow that it’s officially fall and everyone is being blasted with pumpkin in beer, cheesecake, lattes and anything else that is drinkable or edible, take a moment this weekend to remember the original fall food: the apple.

This Saturday at the Navy Yard will be the 2nd annual Pour the Core Festival, the hard cider festival of Philly’s fall. The Festival runs from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.–hours filled with locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders, more than 75 in total. The event will feature local favorites like the artfully crafted Frecon’s Cidery Crabby Granny, best-selling US brands like event sponsor Woodchuck Hard Cider, and a variety of imported ciders from Spain, England and elsewhere.

The event will also feature Philadelphia food trucks, seminars on the making of cider, and live music by musician Kyle Herring.

A sell-out is expected so buy your tickets now. General admission tickets are $40; however, if purchased at the door the price per ticket is $65. General admission ticketholders will receive a 5-ounce tasting glass with a 2-ounce pour line. Designated driver tickets are also available for $10. Tickets are available online.

Although the first pour is at 1 p.m., doors are open at 12:30 p.m. for ticket processing.

Pour the Core Festival [Official]