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2023 Schedule

Weekend 1: September 23rd  – 24th
Weekend 2: September 30th - October 1st
Hours: 8 am to 6 pm

Our thoughts turn to Ciderfest Festivities as soon as the leaves begin to change color!

Louisburg Cider Mill brings you some good old-fashioned apple cider fun for two exciting weekends every autumn. Our Ciderfest is always held on the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October. There are no admission or parking fees to attend Ciderfest.

Each Saturday and Sunday begins with the Louisburg Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 8 am – 11 am. Activities such as pony rides, inflatable slides, cider and donut-making, and craft booths are ongoing throughout the day until 6 pm.

Pancake Breakfast during Ciderfest
Craft Vendor display at Ciderfest
Crown at Ciderfest
Crowd at Ciderfest


The first course of the Ciderfest is watching how apples are freshly pressed into 100% pure apple cider — from initial washing to the actual press.

Apple truck dumping load of apples
Original Apple Press

You can buy a cup of fresh hot or cold cider, munch on a cider doughnut, try a freshly dipped caramel apple, be there for the pancake breakfast, or sample a Lost Trail Root Beer — one of the soda treats that Louisburg Cider Mill has become famous for.

Malia enjoying an apple cider donut
Caramel Apples

Featuring Live Music

Every Saturday and Sunday from mid-morning to late afternoon, you can listen to bluegrass music outside the Country Store on our Lost Trail stage.

We hope you're tappin' your toes to live bluegrass music while enjoying freshly made kettle corn and other unique fares like smoked turkey legs. A wide variety of arts and crafts booths abound where you can find gifts such as original candles, home-crafted furniture, or homemade toys for the kids!

Fresh made kettle corn during Ciderfest
smoked turkey legs during fall season
live music every weekend

Also at Ciderfest . . .

Pony rides, inflatables, and face painting for the children. Prices vary for each of these activities.

Pony rides during Ciderfest weekends
Face painting available every weekend

Visit our Country Store

If you can’t make Ciderfest, our renowned Country Store is open year-round! Stop by for great gifts and gift baskets. You’ll find old-fashioned charm, hospitality, and fresh cider and donuts available daily.

Old Fashioned Apple Cider
Cider Donut Mix
Fruit Butter


Crafters are invited to bring wares to our 45th Annual Ciderfest held on September 23rd & 24th and September 30th & October 1st. Last year, the event drew more than 20,000 people during each two-day weekend.

Space is limited. Preference is given to handmade arts & crafts. Commercial booths may be slotted if available at the last minute and at LCM's discretion.

Complete Vendor Information »

2023 Ciderfest Application —CLOSED FOR 2023

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