Cider Fest Something to Mull Over
Fuhrman's celebrates 125 years this weekend
SATURDAY, OCT. 2 - 3
For over a century, Fuhrman's Cider Mill and Bakery was the apple of Belle Valley's eye, until an October 2007 fire burnt out what had been a core fixture of that community. Although it was never rebuilt at that location, a collective of private citizens called the 8270 Group was able to reincarnate it in Summit Township using many of the same equipment and processes that made it such a favorite.
Despite the challenges it's faced, Fuhrman's has resiliently pressed on toward a 125th anniversary this fall, and current owners Luminary Distilling are taking the weekend to celebrate. Cider Fest 2021 should prove quite the treat, with a bushelful of family-friendly activities and musical entertainment, along with its typical array of tempting comestibles and liquid libations.
Enjoy craft vendors, face painting, balloon animals, pumpkin decorating, a basket raffle (benefiting the Perry Hi Way Hose Company), and appearances by the Otters while scarfing donuts and swigging cider this Saturday and Sunday, courtesy of New Motors Subaru, ERIEBANK, Legacy Hydroponics, and Bianchi Honda. Adults are encouraged to partake in the Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch, or responsibly sample any of the other uniquely handcrafted cocktails on the Luminary Distilling menu.
Musical lineups for the weekend are as follows:
1 to 2 p.m. — Frank Marzano
2 to 4 p.m. — Seann P. Clark and Friends
4 to 5 p.m. — Dominick DeCecco and Colette Bone
5 to 7 p.m. — Six Year Stretch
7 to 8 p.m. — Optimistic Apocalypse (aka McKenzie Lee Sprague)
10 a.m. to noon — Kevin
Noon to 3 p.m. — BB2
All told, you should have no trouble frittering away the hours this weekend up at the mill.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (craft vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (craft vendors from opening until 2 p.m.) // 8270 Peach St. // luminarydistilling.com