Saturday, September 24; Sunday, September 25
Times: The Village is open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership. Standard daytime admission is $28 for adults, $26 for seniors (55+), $14 for youth (4-17), $14 for college students (with a valid college ID), and free for children 3 and under.Get Tickets
This weekend is all about New England’s fall staple: the apple! Throughout the weekend, you can taste antique apples, tour OSV’s heirloom apple orchards, watch our ox-powered cider mill in action, and see cooking with apples in the households.
Plus, on Saturday, you can join us for our Folk Music and Celebration of Cider! Learn more here.
Check back closer to the time for a schedule.
Click here to get tickets for Saturday, September 24th
Click here to get tickets for Sunday, September 25th
Did you know?
- The most common fruit in 19th century New England was the apple. Most farms had orchards of 100-300 trees or more!
- Early apples produced a cider that fermented in six weeks to two months.
- Early New England cider had an alcohol content of 4 – 8 percent, which preserved the cider throughout the year.
- Most 19th-century farm families went through 10 barrels of apple cider a year, each containing 32 gallons.
- Even children drank “hard” cider, although it may have been watered down for younger children.
- Most popular apple varieties of the early 19th-century were different from today. Some of the most popular were Winter apples, Porter apples, Pearmain apples, and Sopsavine apples.