by: Barbara Adams, Bruised, wormy or covered in spots, anything goes for fresh squeezed apple cider at Philip Foster Farm's annual Cider Squeeze.

It's Cider Squeeze time again! The Philip Foster Farm 's Annual Cider Squeeze is scheduled for Saturday Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Philip Foster Farm located at the intersection of Highways 211 and 224 in Eagle Creek, Oregon. Bring your own apples and press your own cider for $1 a gallon (plastic jugs are available for purchase), or buy fresh local cider already made.

Costumed volunteers are on hand to share stories and music of the past, demonstrate pioneer skills, and help you participate in hands-on activities for the whole family. Children's activities include making pioneer crafts to take home, building a log house, grinding corn and of course they can join in on the cider making. Other activities include:

n Horse and wagon rides.

n Local musicians all day on the 'Cider Stage.'

n Blacksmithing, rope making, spinning, wood working, and many other pioneer life skills demonstrations.

n Pioneer encampments

n Local vendors with food and wares for sale.

n Activities for children.

n Tours of the 1883 farmhouse, 1860 barn and gardens.

Come and experience a beautiful autumn day in the country, celebrate the harvest and take a little home with you! Admission to this special event is a suggested donation of $3.

The Philip Foster Farm was a prominent stopover spot on the Barlow Road during the 1840s and through the 1860s, and today is one of the few locations on the trail to showcase and actively interpret the original use of the site. The site includes the recently renovated 1860 barn, 1883 farmhouse, pioneer store, flower and vegetable gardens, a historic apple orchard and the oldest lilac tree in Oregon. The Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society is a non-profit organization. Dona-tions are tax deductible and all proceeds go to site restoration, preservation and historical society activities. The physical address of the farm is 29912 SE Highway 211, Eagle Creek, OR.

For more information contact us at 503-637-6324 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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