Cider Tasting 2020

11 AM – 4PM

This marks our 8th annual “Old Fashioned Cider Tasting” event at the Mill!  All proceeds benefit the restoration of the Kimlin Cider Mill.

In response to COVID-19, we made changes to our event this year. Only sweet ciders are offered, available in pre-packaged to-go sample packs. The raffle is an online auction. 50 attendees are allowed on-site at any time, and therefore the hours of the event are extended. Face coverings required, hand sanitizer available throughout the area, and communal areas will be regularly cleaned.

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Planned Events

  • Cider tasting of our Kimlin Cider (available at this event only) plus other local sweet ciders (non-alcoholic)
  • Specialty tasting glass with cider tasting
  • Behind-the-scene Mill tours
  • New this year! Demonstration of cider pressing with an antique press
  • Online auction at from 9/21 at noon to 10/5 at noon
  • Apple fritters by the Fishkill Historical Society
  • Historic displays by the Sports Museum of Dutchess County
  • Recorded music from the Roundabout Ramblers
  • Rain or shine!  Under a large tent.


  • Free entry
  • $10 – To-Go Tasting Package with:
    • 6 samples of local sweet ciders including our Kimlin Cider (apple and pear)
    • specialty tasting glass
    • $20 coupon to Hudson Valley Healing Center
    • tasty apple treat from Apple Elpy
    • children’s activities
  • To-go package tickets are available at the door, but we strongly recommend you pre-purchase because they are limited to first 150 attendees and if you purchase online (link here), you will be entered into an exclusive online-only raffle of a jug of Kimlim Cider!  Our small-batch cider is made especially for this event only and is not sold or otherwise available except for tasting.
  • Apple fritters, apple butter, and merchandise available for purchase at the event.

Cider Donors (sweet)


Cider Table Donors:

  • Weiss family
  • The Chazen Companies
  • Ann Shershin
  • Burton Gold Family
  • Anonymous

Honeycrisp Apples:

Northern Spy Apples:

  • Georgene S. Dreishpoon

Rome Apples:

  • Peter & Marion VanNess
  • Jack & Fredrica Goodman
  • Mark F. Piggott
  • Robert Balkind
  • Rudy Sprogis & Patrick Seaton
  • Rohit Shahani
  • Stephen & Linda Saland
  • PVE, LLC


Auction Donors:

Thank you to our partners!