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Enjoy Amherst’s Cider Festival

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mark Sept. 22 on your calendar for a “must do” event. That’s when the Amherst Cider Festival – An Afternoon in the Orchard – takes place at the beautiful Lindabury Orchard on Christian Hill in Amherst. You don’t want to miss it.

It’s been seven years since the last one but the sold-out crowd who attended that one hasn’t forgotten the great time they had – so, by popular demand, the 2012 version is slated for Saturday the 22nd, just days from now. All proceeds go to maintenance of this town owned orchard.

This date is especially significant because it marks the 10th anniversary of the Lindabury Orchard acquisition by the Amherst Conservation Commission with the vital help of the Amherst Land Trust. As a result of their efforts, this beautiful property is protected from development in perpetuity for the citizens of Amherst and surrounding area.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to spend an afternoon with family and friends in this idyllic setting. There’ll be fun and games for young and old alike, with hay rides and special activities for kids, all to the music of Robert Allwarden and Rich Kumper. A variety of refreshments and food goodies will be available, with Oktoberfest fare offered by Moulton’s Market, along with a bake sale featuring homemade pies, cookies and crisps. You can also buy apples and pumpkins and, for $5 (container provided), the more adventuresome can press a gallon of their own cider to take home.

Remember, it all happens on Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon- 5 p.m. at the Lindabury Orchard on Christian Hill in Amherst. Tickets are available at Moulton’s Market in Amherst Village, $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12 (free for kids younger than 5). Pick up your tickets today at Moulton’s or for more information go to or Like us on Facebook.

– Submitted by
Jim Hendrix

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