Saturday, September 17 2016
11am – 3pm
Celebrate the Fall Cider Season here at NCNC! Come and enjoy an early autumn afternoon of family fun with cider press demonstrations (on the 15s & 45s minute mark every hour), Old Fashioned Games (discover new joys by building authentic connections to the past!), Honey Bee Hive Tours (at 11:30am and 1:30pm), the RETURN of our apple slingshots (top of every hour), a pumpkin scavenger hunt, seasonal harvest crafts for kids, and even bake your own apple filled with sweet goodies!
Also enjoy some homemade butter while cooking up some corn bread on a stick over the fire. Do some taste testing of a variety of apples and local honey, plus enjoy a seasonal goodie or two at our harvest bake sale. Then fill your bellies with delicious corn dogs & grilled corn, available for purchase.
Entry includes a cider demo ticket for the whole family and 1 apple per person (to eat or bake!).
Fresh local cider will be available for purchase by the cup, half gallon & gallon! Enjoy this seasonal beverage with some delicious baked goods!
NEW this year: Our 1st Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest!
Our contest is open to anyone wishing to bake an apple pie! This year we will be judging based upon the following 3 categories: Best Presentation, Taste and Originality.
WHO MAY ENTER: The contest is open to all men, women and children. All home bakers are encouraged to enter! Commercial, industrial or professional bakers are also eligible. All entrants agree to allow use of their name, recipe and photos for promotional purposes.
HOW TO ENTER: Any person entering the contest must bake one apple pie and deliver it to the New Canaan Nature Center’s Visitor Center by 3:00pm on Friday, September 16th. Please make sure that entries are properly covered/wrapped and submitted on disposable plates. The New Canaan Nature Center is not responsible for the return of plates, trays or containers. Each pie must be accompanied by a registration form (*available online & in the Visitor Center SOON*) and a list of ingredients. NCNC is a nut-free facility, so please be sure all pies are nut free.
JUDGING: Judging will take place at 12:30pm on Saturday, September 17th, as part of Cider Saturday. All decisions of the judges are final.
PRIZES: The winner of each contest category will receive a surprise Gift Card!
Please call (203) 966-9577 x10 for more information
Ages: All ages.
Members: $10 per person / Kids Under 2: FREE / Non-Members: $15 per person / Kids Under 2: FREE