CiderFest at the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park

By Fairmount Park Conservancy (other events)

Saturday, September 21 2019 12:00 PM 5:00 PM EDT

Spend a sparkling autumn afternoon on the grounds of six historic houses in Fairmount Park sipping on cider samples from some of the best cideries Pennsylvania has to offer. Enjoy live music, pay as you go food trucks, food samples, and activities to complement your tastings. 

This event is rain or shine. Get inspired with this fun video of CiderFest!!

Limited free parking available at each historic house. 

Participating houses include Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion, Mount Pleasant, Historic Strawberry Mansion and Woodford. For more information on the historic houses, visit

CiderFest 2019 is sponsored in part by Wyndridge Farms (Dallastown, PA). Additional participating cideries include: Commonwealth Cider (Kensington/Philadelphia, PA), Dressler Estate (Downingtown, PA), Frecon Farms (Boyertown, PA), Hale & True (Bella Vista/Philadelphia, PA), Killarney Cider (Laporte, PA), Kurant Cider (Fishtown/Philadelphia, PA), Original 13 (Kensington/Philadelphia, PA),  Ploughman (Aspers, PA), and Young American Hard Cider (Germantown/Philadelphia, PA)

(Please note that most of the ciders are vegan, however some contain honey)


Hot Club of Philadelphia

Jackson Pines

Jah People

Noggin Hill

Poor Mans Gambit

Reverend TJ McGlinchey

River Bones Band

Rosaleen McGill 

Veronica Underwood with Jonnie Croom (keyboardist/arranger for Boyz II Men) 


Purposeful Pops
Liberty Kitchen
Roasted Liberties
Royal Zarasa
Leo's Backyard BBQ

Every house will have a complimentary “Snack Station” with cheese & crackers, and fresh Lancaster Co. apples, thanks to the generous support of Cabot Creamery and the U.S. Apple Association / Hess Brother's Fruit Company


On the ticket page, select the historic house where you would like to start your day. This is where you are required to check-in and receive a wristband, which will provide you access to all six participating houses throughout the event. This event is for visitors aged 21 and over only. ID required.

Your $45 General Admission ticket includes:

  • Our signature CiderFest 2019 4 oz. souvenir tasting glass
  • Unlimited cider samples, entertainment and entry into six of Fairmount Park's Historic Houses
  • House-to-house transportation via Phlash's CiderFest Loop
  • Abbreviated self-guided tours of each historic house 
  • The good feeling that comes with supporting ongoing programs and projects at Fairmount Park's Historic Houses!

Your $70 VIP experience includes:

  • A $35 Individual Membership to the Fairmount Park Conservancy
  • Our limited edition CiderFest 2019 VIP 5.5 oz. souvenir tasting glass
  • Special samples of “limited edition” ciders 
  • All day access to the VIP Lounge on the 2nd floor of Lemon Hill Mansion's "Cider Central,"with a spread of food, refreshments, and comfortable seating thanks to our sponsors Wyndridge Farm Brewing and Cabot Creamy
  • Exclusive VIP experiences from 12pm-5pm at all six historic houses, including:


*Each general admission ticket allows you access to all six historic houses for the day. The name of the house on your ticket indicates your starting point for the day.*

****Event is rain or shine. Outdoor tenting will be provided. In case of extreme weather, buyers will be notified of a cancellation at least 24 hours before publicized start of the event.****


Presenting Sponsors:
Cabot Creamery
Wyndridge Farm

Supporting Sponsor
TruMark Financial



The Historic Houses of Fairmount Park are some of the best-preserved examples of 18th and 19th century early American architecture, all located in one of the country’s most beautiful urban parks. Promotion and programming for the historic houses are supported through a partnership between the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, Fairmount Park Conservancy and various stewardship groups. Proceeds from this event support the ongoing stewardship, maintenance and promotion of these treasures.


For ages 21 and over only. ID required. Event is rain or shine. Outdoor tenting will be provided. Tickets are non-refundable. In case of extreme weather, buyers will be notified of a cancellation at least 24 hours before publicized start of the event. 

Crowd Photo Release Information: Please be aware that by attending this event, you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in films and tapes for exploitation (such as publicity) in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, for eternity, and you release Fairmount Park Conservancy, its successors, assigns and licensees from any liability whatsoever of any nature. Please contact John Sigmund at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.