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Baltimore's First-Ever Festival
Devoted Exclusively to Hard Cider, Feb. 2

December 20, 2017 – Baltimore, MD.  Starfish Junction Productions is proud to announce that their award-winning hard cider festival will debut in Baltimore in early 2018.   Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum from 7:00pm to 10:30pm.   The event offers attendees a special opportunity to sample and learn about hard cider.  Tickets for the festival are on sale now and must be purchased in advance at PourTheCore.com.  This is a 21+ event.

“Our long-standing cider festival franchise is currently produced in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston and we’re excited to bring it to Baltimore,” said Kristyn Dolan, event manager at festival producer, Starfish Junction.  The number of hard cider drinkers is on the rise.  According to Statista, there are more than 24 million hard cider consumers in the US, reflecting a steady increase for more than ten consecutive years.  “Bringing our event to a new city is always an exciting time, we can’t wait to meet all the cider lovers and cider-curious in Baltimore.”

Cider enthusiasts, and those who want to learn about cider, will gather at the museum to sample cider from some of the finest local and regional producers plus top-selling national brands and a special selection of internationally-sourced ciders. The event will feature local favorites like Distillery Lane Ciderworks (Jefferson, MD) plus regional US brands like Doc’s Draft Hard Ciders (Warwick, NY), Austin Eastciders (Austin, TX), Cobbler Mountain Cider (Delaplane, VA), Wyndridge Farm (Dallastown, PA), and many more.    The event will also offer seminars on cider production and enjoyment, the schedule of seminars and speakers will be released in early January.

“The date of our Pour The Core: Hard Cider Festival was carefully selected to coordinate with timing of the industry’s most influential conference, CiderCon, produced by the United States Association of Cider Makers,” added Dolan.  “The city will be buzzing with some of the most important cider producers in the industry.  It will be an amazing time to be a cider lover in Baltimore.” 

The festival will take place indoors at the Railroad & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore City’s historic Southwest neighborhood.  A portion of net proceeds will benefit the museum and its mission.  All attendees will have the opportunity to tour the museum, learn about the trains on display and hear from volunteers the history and stories from the time period.  Attendees will also be able to go aboard select trains and take photos.

Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival will be held on February 2, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum located at 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223.  Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance.  General admission tickets ($50pp) include a five ounce souvenir tasting cup and the freedom to enjoy two ounce tastings from any participating cider producer.  Designated driver tickets are available for purchase for $12 each.  This is a 21+ event and a valid ID is required for entry.  No children or pets are permitted.  All sales are final.  For tickets and more information, visit PourTheCore.com/Baltimore.

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