Cedar Creek Grist Mill Apple Pressing

The Apple Cider Pressing is the last Saturday of October when they will begin distributing cider at 9 AM and  continue until they finish all 8,000 pounds!

The younger visitors are welcome to join the volunteers inside the Mill to help press the cider. They have received some valuable health advice from the County Board of Health, so stop at the hand washing station to wash those little hands with soap and water and put on a pair of plastic gloves before the youngsters start their days work. Volunteers wearing orange vests will be helping to make sure that we handle our apples and cider safely and that none is hurt during the event. Please listen to their instructions and don't hesitate to ask questions.
The biggest change that you will notice will be the uniformed police officer with his patrol car at Cedar Creek Road. Grist Mill Road is designated a one-way road for the duration of the cider pressing and parking will be allowed only on the right side of the road. Overflow parking will be at the Green Mountain Church that is past the mill. Drivers may stop and allow passengers to alight at the mill before continuing to the parking lot. They will be having horse mounted volunteers controlling the traffic flow, and drivers who ignore the the post signs will be ticketed or towed.

As usual, there will be portable toilets across the road from the mill and the full service restrooms will be open at the caretakers cabin. The salmon will be still be jumping the falls, the trees will still have their Fall foliage, the Millers will be milling Wheat and Corn, and they will be serving up the finest apple cider in the Pacific Northwest.

Please join in this apple celebration in Washington.

 Apple Washer

 What do you need to have an Apple Pressing? Start with a whole lot of apples, then add more than 3 dozen volunteers to process about 8,000 pounds of apples into Apple Cider!

 
Helping out at the Apple Pressing
Helping out at the Apple Pressing

 

 
apple pressing machine
Apple Pressing Machine

  Yes it's a whole lot of work, but it's a whole lot of fun too!

Washing Apples
Washing Apples
 
Apples into the Grinder
Apples into the Grinder
 
Grist Mill Power
Grist Mill Power
 
Music at the Apple Pressing
Music at the Apple Pressing
 
Dancing at the Apple Pressing
Dancing at the Apple Pressing

The event will press 8,000 pounds of apples into cider and is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to get involved.The rumbling of the water powered belt and pulley system, the dimly lighted mill, the floor covered with sawdust and the sweet smell of the fresh pressed apple juice makes an atmosphere that will put a smile on the faces of all visitors.Come down, join the fun and take home a jug of fresh pressed apple cider.

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The Cider is free for the taking, but a donation is appreciated.