- Tickets to Frecon’s Cidery’s Wassail
- When: Saturday, May 3, from noon to 5 p.m.
- Where: Frecon’s Orchard
- Door time: noon
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $32 for two general-admission tickets (up to $65.50 value)
- $64 for four general-admission tickets (up to $131 value)
- General admission includes one 8-ounce hard cider with a food pairing.
Frecon’s Cidery’s Wassail
- What it is: a celebration of the upcoming growing season with hard cider, food, and live music
- Why it’s called a wassail: it refers to the old English ritual in which people would “sing and drink to awaken the cider apple trees, scare away evil spirits in the orchard, and toast the health of the trees to ensure a plentiful harvest of fruit in the fall.”
The Food and Drink
- Where the apples come from: the family-owned Frecon Farms, which Frecon’s Cidery, blends the juices of aromatic, cider, and dessert apples before fermenting them
- The hard cider: Gluten-free libations include The Early Man, which bursts with Heirloom, McIntosh, and Gravenstein apples. The Crabby Granny comes packed with crab apples and Granny Smith apples.
- What to eat: barbecue, American comfort food, and wood-fired pizza
- Manatawny Creek Ramblers: a quartet that performs original bluegrass songs as well as timeless tunes from the likes of genre legends Del McCoury and Flatt & Scruggs
- Mason Porter: this lively folk band has been a fixture at various festivals, from the Philadelphia Folk Festival to the Spring Gulch Folk Festival
- La Overtoner: themes of heartbreak and melancholy weave with majestic guitars and lush vocals
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