The participants spent the day touring local cider operations, traveling through the apple orchards and meeting the cider makers with connections to Adams County, and of course, tasted the dozens of cider varieties. Cideries included in the tour were Ploughman Cider, Jack's Hard Cider, Reid's Orchard & Winery, Big Hill Ciderworks and Good Intent Cider.
The tour was sponsored by Destination Gettysburg and presented a great opportunity to showcase the growing craft beverage industry of Adams County.
CiderCon is an annual conference hosted by the United States Association of Cider Makers and attracts cider makers and cider enthusiasts from around the world.
"I'm impressed by how fast the cider industry in this area seems to have developed. It seems to be working really well here," U.S. Association of Cider Makers board member Dan Wilson told the Gettysburg Times. "This area draws national attention to the cider industry."
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