The 19th Annual Cider Days is right around the corner! Cider Days will be held on Historic Walnut Street (between National Ave and John Q. Hammons Parkway) on September 17th and 18th, 2016. The festivities start at 10:00am and end at 5:00pm on both days. This awesome two-day autumn festival will feature over 100 artists and crafters from all over the region, three performance stages, fall-themed activities for kids, and of course, real apple cider!
As far as admission goes, it is $4 per person and children 10 and under are free. Artists and crafters from across the Ozarks exhibit at Cider Days, selling a variety of handmade products, including jewelry, pottery, glass, wood-work, furniture and much more. This year we’ll see great exhibits with handmade wooden signs, custom clothing, crafted & hand glazed pottery, and children’s toys, just to name a few. A few booths you’ll see this year include Ted E. Bear’s Toy Factory, Culture Flock Clothing, A Cricket in the House, Fassnight Creek Farms, Springfield Hot Glass and more! See a full list of arts and craft vendors here.
In addition to great arts and crafts, Cider Days features tons of fun hands-on activities for children, all for free. Cider Days also hosts three different performance stages each packed with varied acts from some of Springfield’s most lively and entertaining groups. Oh, and did we forget to mention– lots of great FOOD! At Cider Days you can get your fix of kettle corn, caramel apples, corn dogs, funnel cakes and most importantly, real apple cider. The possibilities are endless.
Performances will include groups like Sonshine Performing Arts Academy, Ozark Dance Academy, Starlighters Performing Arts Center, Springfield Ballet, Springfield Little Theater, Lilja Fonner, Jodi Lemons, and much more. Check out the full performance list here!
Come experience the first few days of fall on Historic Walnut Street, among the tree-lined path and historic Victorian houses! Many vendors located on Walnut Street will be open as well, including Amycakes (with a special Cider Days menu!), Ebbett’s Field, and lots more.
Cider Days is presented by the Historic Walnut Street Association and managed by the Downtown Springfield Association. Be sure to check out their facebook page for giveaways, performer schedules and more info!