Bethesda park to toast to the fall season

November 2, 2013 by  

Bethesda residents are invited to embrace the autumn season by attending an educational festival at a local outdoor destination. Next week, Locust Grove Cider Days will be taking place at the Locust Grove Nature Center in Cabin John Regional Park. Banner printing may be in greater demand as employees from the recreational venue prepare to host this family-friendly event.

At the festival, attendees of all ages will learn about the various types of apples that grow in Maryland and other parts of the United States. They will hear about the history of the fruit, as well as discover how cider was invented. Demonstrators from the park will show visitors how to make the popular drink. Attendees will have a chance to press their own cider with apples that they have brought from home.

A number of unique apple varieties will be available for sampling. Children and parents alike will have fun going on a scavenger hunt around the park and learning more interesting facts about apples along the way.

Visitors will also be welcome to walk along the trails of Cabin John Regional Park and take in the fall foliage. In addition, the Nature Center’s observation deck, gardens, and children’s exploration area will be open for attendees’ enjoyment.

Cider Days will take place between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 9. The event requires pre-registration for all attendees, including children. Admission will cost $5 per person. Those interested in attending should call (301) 765-8660 for more information.