10/02/16 9:52am
Participants in the donut eating contest.

Participants in the doughnut eating contest. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Gray skies didn’t keep the cider lovers away for the fifth annual Pour the Core hard cider festival at Long Island Sports Park in Calverton on Saturday.

Locally, Woodside Orchards of Aquebogue and Furnace Spicy Hard Cider of Sag Harbor poured their cider, while newcomer Riverhead Ciderhouse of Calverton made its debut.

The event also featured the inaugural doughnut eating contest, although at press time, the winner of the competition was not clear.

See photos by contributing northforker photographer Elizabeth Wagner below. (more…)

10/05/14 9:00am
The third annual Pour the Core hard cider festival at Peconic Bay Winery. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

The third annual Pour the Core hard cider festival at Peconic Bay Winery. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

Cider lovers, many in cheap plastic ponchos or clutching soaked umbrellas, braved the rain to enjoy the apple-derived beverage of the fall for the third annual Pour the Core hard cider festival at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue on Saturday. (more…)

10/07/13 10:56am
Photo by Cyndi Murray

Photo by Cyndi Murray

The weekend of Oct 5-6 was full of fine dining, wine tasting, pumpkin and apple picking, and a hard cider festival. Check out this Storify roundup of your photos from Instagram. To have your weekend photos included in next week’s Storify roundup, tag your Instagram photos with #northforker.  (more…)

10/06/13 1:00pm
photos hard cider fest pour the core peconic winery

Photo by Cyndi Murray

Following in the footsteps of craft beer, hard cider is more popular than ever, enjoying a steady fan base in all parts of the country. On the North Fork, the second annual Pour the Core hard cider festival drew more than 2,000 people to Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue Saturday Oct. 5. (more…)

10/05/13 9:21pm
CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO  |  The second annual Pour the Core hard cider festival was held Saturday.

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | The second annual Pour the Core hard cider festival was held Saturday.

Apple season has never tasted so good on the North Fork. The second annual Pour the Core hard cider festival drew more than 2,000 people to Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue Saturday. For more photos, check out our Storify roundup of your Instagram photos. (more…)