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Apple'n Arts cider pre-sale starts Thursday in Delmont

Patrick Varine
| Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

The cider will be flowing shortly, and before the Apple’n Arts Festival kicks into full gear, locals will have a chance later this week to avoid the weekend’s lines and grab themselves a jug.

The antique apple press operated by members of the Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association may be more than 110 years old, but it’s still going strong as ever as association members get ready to turn about 250,000 apples into 7,000 gallons of cider.

The cider pre-sale goes from 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Customers can drive up to the barn housing the cider press to pick up a jug, at the Shields Farm property off of Fairview Street in Delmont.

For more on how the apple press works, see the video above from the run-up to the 2017 festival.

For more on the festival itself, see DelmontApplenArts.com .

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

Johan Chanoski (left), of Harrison City, watches for rotten apples, as Josh Anderson of Murrysville, and Ryan Stiffey, members of the Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association use a 1907 apple press to make fresh cider, as they prepare for the Apple’n Arts Festival at Shields Farm in Delmont, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Johan Chanoski (left), of Harrison City, watches for rotten apples, as Josh Anderson of Murrysville, and Ryan Stiffey, members of the Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association use a 1907 apple press to make fresh cider, as they prepare for the Apple’n Arts Festival at Shields Farm in Delmont, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.
Ryan Stiffey (left), of Delmont, fills up a cup with cider dripping from the press, as Josh Anderson of Murrysville, mans the controls, while members of the Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association use a 1907 apple press to make fresh cider, as they prepare for the Apple’n Arts Festival at Shields Farm in Delmont, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Ryan Stiffey (left), of Delmont, fills up a cup with cider dripping from the press, as Josh Anderson of Murrysville, mans the controls, while members of the Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association use a 1907 apple press to make fresh cider, as they prepare for the Apple’n Arts Festival at Shields Farm in Delmont, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.
Josh Anderson of Murrysville, and members of the Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association use a 1907 apple press to make fresh cider, as they prepare for the Apple’n Arts Festival at Shields Farm in Delmont, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Josh Anderson of Murrysville, and members of the Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association use a 1907 apple press to make fresh cider, as they prepare for the Apple’n Arts Festival at Shields Farm in Delmont, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.
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