NEWS RELEASE: Historic Huguenot Street Announces Expanded 2nd Annual Local Cider Market & Tasting
NEW PALTZ, NY (May 13, 2016) – As part of Hudson Valley Cider Week, Historic Huguenot Street will host its second annual hard cider market and tasting on Saturday, June 11. This year’s market has been expanded to feature even more regional cideries, as well as including local wineries and breweries. In addition to ciders, vendors will be selling other products from their orchards and farms as well, including fresh cut flowers, local apples, apple cider donuts, and more. Both vending and visitation is expected to double this year. Historic Huguenot Street hopes to add food vendors and live music to the market as well.
“We launched our first Cider Market & Tasting last year, uncertain of what to expect,” said Kara Gaffken, Director of Public Programming. “Even in the pouring rain, the turn-out was more than we could have hoped for, with a number of vendors selling out of their ciders. We’re excited to see what this year’s larger market will bring.”
The Huguenot Street market will feature over a dozen New York State cider makers, wineries, and breweries including: Aaron Burr Cidery (Wurtsboro), Applewood Winery (maker of Naked Flock Hard Cider, Warwick), Awestruck Ciders (Sidney), Brooklyn Cider House (Brooklyn, produced with apples from New Paltz), Descendant Cider Company (Queens, produced with apples from the Hudson Valley), Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider (produced at Breezy Hill Orchard, Staatsburg, and Stone Ridge Orchard, Stone Ridge), Kettleborough Cider House (New Paltz), Nine Pin Cider Works (Albany), Sundog Cider (Chatham), St. Lawrence Hard Cider (produced by Kaneb Orchards, Massena), Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery (maker of Doc’s® Draft Ciders, Warwick), Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery (Gardiner), and more.
Cider Week helps build appreciation and demand for regional ciders and local orchards by celebrating the area’s vibrant craft cider culture. The market will take place on the Deyo House lawn across from the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street) and will be open from 12 – 4 pm. Admission is $10 and grants access to unlimited tastings for the duration of the market. Guests tasting cider must be 21+ with ID. Designated drivers receive free admission. The first 25 people to arrive will receive a free tasting glass. Pre-registration is encouraged; those who register in advance at huguenotstreet.org/rsvp will be entered to win an 1677 Huguenot Wheat pint glass.
A National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit that encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres that was the heart of the original 1678 New Paltz settlement, including seven stone houses that date to the early eighteenth century. It was founded in 1894 as the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical, and Monumental Society to preserve the nationally acclaimed collection of stone houses. Since then, Historic Huguenot Street has grown into an innovative museum, chartered as an educational corporation by the University of the State of New York, that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, conserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families, from the sixteenth century to today.
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