During one of my more spontaneous moments this weekend, I suggested to my husband that we go out to the Louisburg Cider Mill for cider donuts and coffee on Saturday morning. Submitting to the fact that it’s already October (what?!), I figured a little fall fun would be nice to inject into the weekend. I can remember way back when I was little taking school tours of the mill to see how the cider was made. Little did I know, Cider Fest was happening over the weekend.
When we arrived, a sign down the street warned of “heavy traffic” and suddenly I realized my short and sweet trip for donuts was going to be anything but that. After pulling into the field to park though (yes, I definitely live in Kansas now), we started walking around and it ended up being surprisingly fun!
Louisburg is about a 20 minute drive from my little suburb, but it feels like a world away to me for some reason. The fest was full of families, pumpkin-picking, a corn maze, hayrides, local shops and of course tours of the cider mill. Their cider-making method dates back 2,000 years and it is amazing to say the least. They were also making old-fashioned, churned ice cream for the kiddos which looked delicious.
After walking around for a bit, we finally went into their Country Store and bought our to-die-for cider donuts (the original mission), some freshly made cider, apple butter and their buttermilk pancake mix – an infamous item in our family. I originally bought a package for my in-laws when I first met them and they have been using it ever since! Even when I was living in Chicago, I ordered it online. I swear they are just THAT good. You can also make your own cider donuts at home with their specially-made mix.
Can’t make it out to Louisburg? No worries! You can try items from their Country Store by buying their goods online or if you happen to live in Kansas, they also sell some of their more popular items at Kansas Sampler.
What are you looking forward to this fall?