Sunday, October 20, 2019

Times: The Village will be open special hours on this date: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Cider will be available from noon to 5:00 pm. 

Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership*. SAVE $2.50 per Adult, Senior, or Youth standard daytime admission ticket by purchasing your tickets online instead of at the door! Cannot be combined with other discounts.

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The Celebration of Cider and Music Festival is BACK for its second year! Building on our popular craft beer festival in July, we will showcase hard cider tastings along with several musical acts at multiple stages throughout the event.

With paid admission (or an active membership or season pass) to Old Sturbridge Village our guests (who are 21 and older and have shown a valid ID) will be given coupons to sample offerings (2 oz. pour) from 6 of their favorite ciders participating at the festival. They will also have the opportunity to purchase additional sample tickets or full pours of each of the ciders featured in the festival.

*Those with free passes to the Village and Sturbridge residents can enter the Village for free but must purchase sample tickets if they wish to sample ciders.

While guests enjoy the ciders and tunes they can also tour our historic village learning the importance of cider in early New England and visit our working 19th-century cider mill. While only those 21 and older are permitted to sample hard cider, all ages are welcome! There will be plenty of activities and demonstrations for guests of all ages.

PLEASE NOTE: The Village will be open special hours on this date: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Cider will be available from noon to 5:00 pm. 

See the schedule for the day here

Participating Ciders

(Subject to change; check back closer to the date for an updated list!)

Collective Arts    Crazy Cock Cider   Down East High Limb    Ragged Hill Cider Stowe Cider


Still River Winery

Bands & Musical Artist Lineup

Darlin' Corey Duo

The Darlin’ Corey Trio features a delightful blend of vocal harmonies accompanied by fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitars. From thoughtful original and traditional songs as well as carefully chosen covers, traditional instrumentals from Maine, Canada, Southern Appalachia, and Ireland they play a diverse and unique Americana mix of bluegrass, old-time and folk.

Visit their website here.

Darlin' Corey

Never Say Never

Jared Fiske is a singer-songwriter from Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Hailing from a musical family, Fiske began performing with his father, Rob Adams, and brother Seth from a young age in a wedding band. “It was the best possible way to learn” recalls Fiske. “You really had to sink or swim and get over the stage fright in a hurry.”

These days, Fiske performs solo and with multiple bands/duos at bars and coffeehouses throughout Massachusetts, 100+ shows a year. When he’s not playing out, Fiske produces and records other performers at his home studio, Foundation.

Jessica Adams grew up harmonizing at home with her mom and sister in Newnan, Georgia, considering herself to be primarily a car and karaoke singer. After performing publicly with chorales, choirs, and all-state choruses for many years, Jessica met Jared and started attending open mics to hone her skills in smaller groups and more intimate settings.

As she tells it, “I was going to so many of Jared’s gigs and harmonizing so often from my seat at the bar, that he eventually began pulling me up for more and more songs. Suddenly, we accidentally had a duo!” While she also performs with The Casters and New England Weather Trio, Jessica works full time at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and leaves the full-time musicianship to her husband.  Check out their Facebook page here.

Never Say Never

Lawrence Trailer

Lawrence Trailer is a singer/songwriter currently based out of Brooklyn, NY. Armed with an acoustic guitar, Trailer bares all with his latest effort, “Stages”; his third and most personal release to date. Lawrence’s genuine personality and energetic performance forges a connection with audiences all over the world and paves the way for his unique brand of Americana music. Learn more here.

Chuck and Mud

Husband-and-wife duo Chuck & Mud have been making Americana music for four decades together and are well known throughout central Massachusetts and beyond!

Check out their Facebook page here.

Chuck and Mud


Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern | 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Our brunch buffet includes made-to-order omelets, seasonal vegetables, signature salads, and chef specials such as roast turkey, baked salmon, and carved ham. Even the little ones can enjoy offerings catered to their tastes such as smiley fries, mac & cheese, and chicken tenders. Guests can also relax and enjoy their brunch with a handcrafted Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or other cocktails, wines, and beers. Reservations are highly recommended. Learn more here.

Bullard Tavern Café (Ground Floor of the Bullard Tavern) | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Bullard Tavern Café offers a wide array of lunch options including chicken pot pie, chicken tenders, pizza, mac n’ cheese, sandwiches, salads, and hot and cold beverages.

Village Grille & Smoker (on the Common) | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy freshly smoked turkey legs, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, and beverages.


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Visitors watching a band perform during A Celebration of Cider & Music Fesitval

Check Out Pictures From the 2018 Festival!

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