The Apple Cider Festival happened on Sunday at the Prince Gallitzin State Park.
This was the 42nd edition of the festival which began back in the 1980’s.
It’s known as one of the biggest fundraisers for the park with between 10 to 20 thousand people showing up each year to get their fill of apple cider and other fall attractions.
“So, we love cider, That’s one of the things we do since we’re an apple farm and so we love doing it. I love the fact that people love it. It’s just that I think there’s something about this time of year that when it gets cold everybody just wants that fresh cider, that little touch of fall to take home with them.”
“It’s not just to get new people out into the park that normally wouldn’t come to the park for hiking or boating or anything like that,” said Vinny Curtis, an environmental education specialist at the Gallitzin State Park. “It allows us to reach them and show them what we have to offer, resource and programming wise and just get them outside in nature enjoying the weather, when we have good weather, and enjoying the fall season and all the other crafters and vendors from the local area.”