Chudleigh’s Apple Farm is well known and celebrated for their bumper crop of apples (okay, pies too) but with a sweet farm life setup, it only makes sense to throw a shindig (hoedown?) to celebrate the summer season, and with that, Summer Cider Nights were born. The picturesque farm in Milton is capitalizing on what they do best, apples, but really, you can buy apples at the grocery store. People flock to the farm to soak up the scenery and enjoy the experience, and while the apples will still be there in the fall, Chudleigh’s is excited to offer new events to their calendar, with bands, BBQ’s, wagon rides and yes! hard cider, but maybe not necessarily in that order.
Summer Cider Nights has launched, opening the farm on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer, from 4pm-10pm, letting city slickers and suburban cowboys to let their hair down, get a little dirty and enjoy the great outdoors, with ample seating, in either cheerful Muskoka chairs flanked by a waterfall, or up close and personal with the band on stage. With swings, slides and acres of fun for the kids to
Fill your boots with burgers and corn on the BBQ, or dig into pizzas cooked in the fire burning ovens. Soft serve ice cream and slushies keep the kids well wired, while parents will dig the Silo Bar, stocked with your fave summer thirst quenchers, beers and wines but nothing beats the heat like a hard apple cider.
Scott Chudleigh was on hand to kick off the festivities at the family run farm, which opened it’s doors to the public back in 1967, or the last time the leafs won the cup. Chudleigh’s has become an Ontario institution since it’s inception, known for the best apples and pies throughout the province (yeah, I said it Big Apple). But what’s best about this event series is that it welcomes everyone, children, adults, seniors, babies, families, couples- there really is a little something for everyone, and being together, isn’t that what summer is about?
Thanks to Chudleigh’s for the invite to the farm!