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The third annual Pour the Core hard cider festival at Peconic Bay Winery.

Feeling thirsty? Then head on over to the Calverton Links property in Cutchogue on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. for the fourth annual Pour the Core, a hard cider festival featuring 75 brands of crisp, refreshing brews made from fermented apples.

Long Island purveyors like Woodside Orchards will be represented at the event alongside national brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider and Angry Orchard Hard Cider. Click here for a full list of vendors.

If you get hungry, food trucks like Grill Boys Food Truck, Island Empanadas and Hush Bistro will be serving food.

Hard cider has enjoyed popularity in America since colonial times, when adults and even children drank it regularly instead of water, which was thought to be unclean and potentially dangerous to consume. Today, hard cider is more popular than ever, enjoying a steady fan-base in all parts of the country; indeed, any part of the world where apples are made.

Advance tickets for Pour the Core are on sale now at and cost $40 plus tax. Tickets purchased the day of the festival — if available — will cost $65 plus tax. Admission for designated drivers is $10 plus tax. Each attendee will receive a 5-ounce souvenir tasting glass with a 2-ounce pour line (not valid for guests with ‘designated driver’ tickets). No one under the age of 21, included designated drivers, will be allowed entrance into the festival.

A portion of the event’s proceeds benefit Kids Need More, a camp for children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings.

Calverton Links is located at 149 Edwards Ave. in Calverton.

Top photo: Vera Chinese photo