CiderFest is an annual event that draws 1,000+ visitors to spend a sparkling autumn afternoon sipping on local hard cider samples from some of the best cideries Pennsylvania has to offer at the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park.

Since its inaugural year in 2017, CiderFest’s attendance has more than doubled in size and allowed more visitors to learn about the historic houses while enjoying local cider, food, live music, and more CiderFest-themed programming throughout the day.

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.