Cider on Sunday set at museum

October 12, 2012 09:17 pm



An apple press, apple fritters, apple pie, apple pie a la mode, dried apples, caramel apples and more will be available at the annual “Cider on Sunday.” 

From 1 to 4 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 14) people can indulge in all things apples at the Chetco Valley Museum, located at 15641 Museum Rd., Harbor. There is no admission to Cider on Sunday, but donations are accepted. All donations benefit the Chetco Valley Historical Society.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Patty McVay, a historical society board member. “It’s kind of a nice end to the season. It’s been a good apple season. We’re hoping to have a lot of people.” 15 years, and it’s just become something that’s part of our tradition, and it’s a good way to bring the community together,” she said.


People can learn how cider was made during the pioneer days. 

The museum’s oldest cider press, from the late 1800s, along with two others owned by local families, will be cranking out cider for anyone who brings up to 10 gallons of apples and one or two clear gallon jugs.

People can enter an apple pie contest.

A handful of community members will be on site to judge the best apple pies. The top pies in both the 18 and younger and adult divisions will receive a prize. People who want to enter the contest should deliver their pies by 2:15 p.m.; judging begins at 2:30.

People can stuff themselves full of apple goodies.

A bake sale will include a variety of apple products, and after the pies are judged, people can buy a piece of their favorite pie.

And people can purchase raffle tickets.

The lucky winner will receive a tub full of apple-oriented items.

Cider on Sunday was started after a good apple crop one year. Board members discussed the idea, and decided that since there were people wanting to use the cider press, it would be a good opportunity to see how cider was made and a good way to tie into the historical society mission.

It’s a popular fall event, McVay said.

“I believe it’s been aroun