Pennsylvania hard cider and Maryland spirits are on the agenda for June

The second annual PA Cider Fest is taking place on Saturday, June 24, and the inaugural Spirits of Maryland: Baltimore is happening on Sunday, June 25. These are two great drinking events that should not be missed.

PA Cider Fest

Cider makers from across Pennsylvania will converge on the rolling hills outside historic Gettysburg this summer for the second annual PA Cider Fest from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on June 24. The event gives cider enthusiasts and those new to the trending beverage a chance to sample dozens of cider varieties while enjoying great live entertainment and food trucks.

In addition, to its famed historic battlefield, Gettysburg has been coined “Cider Town” because of its growing hard cider industry.

Last year, the event attracted 1,200 people and even more are expect this year with the participation of more than 20 ciders makers.  It will take place at Jack’s Hard Cider at Hauser Estate Winery and tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate, which includes admission and unlimited tastings.

More information regarding the PA Cider Fest is available at

Spirits of Maryland: Baltimore

To highlight the states burgeoning craft spirits industry, the Maryland Distillers Guild is hosting the inaugural Spirits of Maryland: Baltimore from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25.

Taking place at an renovated 1860s oyster cannery that now serves as the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the event will include more than a dozen distilleries from across the state of Maryland  sampling their locally produced rum, gin, vodka, rye and other spirits.

In addition to the sampling, attendees will have full access to the museum while enjoying live music and light fare.

More information regarding the Spirits of Maryland: Baltimore event is available  at

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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