Cider Fest Rules

If it’s true that an apple a day will keep the doctor away — and that 36 apples make a gallon of cider — then a thirsty trip to a local mill could possibly stave off illness for an entire hospital wing. But fun is reason enough to visit Cider Fest 2007 today and Sunday at the Louisburg Cider Mill grounds (14730 Highway 68 in Louisburg).
See cider being pressed from locally grown apples inside the converted barn, shop inside the mill’s store or walk the grounds for other cider-inspired activities. Festivalgoers can find craft and produce booths and get lost in a pirate-themed corn maze shaped like a ship. If you find your way out, take a ride on a wagon, slip down a giant slide or pick a pumpkin. For the kids: a petting zoo and pony rides.
The festivities start with a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music and entertainment begin at noon and run until the end of each day. For more information, call 913-837-5202 or see

Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m.; Sun., Oct. 7, 9 a.m., 2007