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Award-Winning Hard Cider Festival Returns to The Navy Yard This Fall

August 16, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA - Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival - Philly, named the “East Region Event of the Year” by the United States Association of Cider Makers (2016), is set to return for its 7th annual event at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Attendees will be able to sample over 75 types of ciders from local producers like Hale & True Cider Co. and Original XIII Ciderworks, national brands such as Woodchuck Hard Cider and ACE cider, and international cider makers such as Romilly Cidre from France.  The festival will be held on October 19, 2019 and offers VIP session (12:30-5:00pm) and General Admission (1:30-5:00).  With over 1,000 tickets already pre-sold, a sell-out is expected.  Tickets and info:

A major highlight of the hard cider festival is the Cider Donut Eating Contest.  Twenty-five festival attendees will test their donut eating skills for a prize package valued over $500, plus bragging rights until the next Pour the Core: Philly.  Ticketholders are able to register in advance on the event website,, or sign-up at the event if space remains.  Food will be available for sale from some of Philadelphia’s most popular food trucks, including Have A Ball, Baby Blues BBQ, Philly Fry, Nick’s, Grilly Cheese, and Roasted Liberties.

Pour the Core: Philly benefits the Committee to Benefit the Children (CBC), a non-profit organization, based out of St. Christopher’s Hospital, dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and their families who face cancer, leukemia and serious blood disorders.  A portion of net proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the organization. Attendees are asked to participate in a food drive, that will be conducted at the event, and bring non-perishable food items to donate towards the organization’s food bank. will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019; VIP session (12:30-5:00pm, $65) and General Admission (1:30-5:00, $50) at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA.  Tickets are on sale now at  Designated driver tickets are available to purchase for $12 each.  This is a 21+ event and a valid ID is required for entry.  No children or pets are permitted.  This event will take place rain or shine.  All tickets are subject to applicable taxes and fees.  All sales are final.  The Navy Yard is located at 4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.  Free and ample on-site parking is available for event attendees.  Free shuttle bus service is offered between local SEPTA stop (Broad & Pattison) and the event.  For tickets and information, visit

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