Families are invited to the Pownalborough Court House in Dresden on Saturday, Oct. 8 for cider pressing, a story time and a chance to build fairy houses. Demonstrating the cider press are association members Dave Probert (with head scarf), at left leaning over the press, and Ed Kavanagh (in blue shirt), to the right of the press. Submitted photo

The annual cider pressing demonstration at Lincoln County Historical Association’s Pownalborough Court House is set for 1o a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at 23 Courthouse Drive in Dresden.

Families are invited to the courthouse grounds to make cider and taste the results from different types of apples.

The event is free, and apples will be available, but attendees can also bring fruit from their own trees. Containers for cider will be provided.

In addition to the cider pressing and tasting, there will be a story time and a nature-based activity for children.

At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., a children’s book written by one of Lincoln County’s woman writers will be read aloud, and after that children will build fairy houses.

Home-baked treats will be for sale, and the court house will be open for tours.


Tours are held from Memorial Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Open hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday.

Tours are free for Dresden residents, association members, and children younger than 16. Regular admission is $10.

For more information, visit lincolncountyhistory.org, or either Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine) or Pownalborough Court House Museum on Facebook.


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