Heckscher State Park
September 29, 2018
VIP Hour: 12:30PM - 1:30PM
GA: 1:30PM - 5:00PM
This is a rain or shine event!

Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, and craft beverage fanatics at the seventh annual Pour The Core: Long Island.

At Pour The Core: Long Island, you and your friends will be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 75 in all! The event will feature regional favorites, top selling national brands, and a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, France and elsewhere.

So get your blanket, carry your sunglasses and hat and get your tickets! The event will take place rain or shine (no refunds). Don’t forget to bring a belly ready for delicious foods available to purchase from local food trucks.

There will be event seminars about cider, the making of cider, and the enjoyment of cider. The event will also help raise funds for KiDS NEED MoRE. Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization.

And, don't forget to sign up to participate in the donut eating contest. Click here to learn more.


A sell-out is expected so buy your tickets early! Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available.

VIP runs from 12:30pm - 1:30pm and GA runs from 1:30pm - 5:00pm.

VIP tickets are $60 +tax/fees and general admission (GA) tickets are $45 +tax/fees when purchased online. If tickets still remain, VIP tickets will be $75 and GA tickets will be $55 on event day. Ticket purchased at the door must be paid for in cash. GA ticketholders will receive a 5-ounce tasting cup and access to 2-ounce samples of any available cider in the main tent plus free festival seminars. VIP attendees receive a glass tasting cup, exclusive VIP seating area access (with tent covering), special cider tastings, exclusive VIP restrooms, and an additional hour in the event from 1:30-2:30pm, in addition to 2-ounce samples of any available cider.

Designated driver (DD) tickets are also available. GA designated driver tickets are $12 +tax/fees but VIP designated drivers are $15 +tax/fees. VIP DD ticketholders receive an extra hour in the event and access to VIP seating. No DD is permitted to drink any alcohol. DDs do not receive a tasting cup but will receive bottled water. Any DD seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. DDs, like all attendees, must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

Everyone who purchases a ticket will get in. No tickets will be sold once the event sells out. We have limited the number of attendees to ensure that everyone who purchases a ticket will be able to sample the ciders they want and move around with ease. There will be plenty of water and food available for purchase.

No one under the age of 21 will be allowed into the event. This includes designated drivers who must also be 21 years or older in age. No children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without valid photo ID (no exceptions)! Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.


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