by Jonathan Dunn, Jonathan SinghThursday, April 14th 2022
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LAFAYETTE, NY — It is a sign that spring is here! Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard in Lafayette is opening for the season on Thursday, April 14th. The Apple Hill Campus is opening, which includes the 1911 Tasting Room and Tavern, and the General Store.
It’s going to be another season filled with ciders, music, and fun as the orchard is prepared to be busy.
“Oh, I love it up here; the scenery, the shopping, the sales, and the food,” said visitor Kathy Hill.
Opening day at Beak and Skiff continues to grow in popularity and people waste no time heading to the 111-year-old orchard.
“I just love people around here,” said visitor Morgan Hill. “Great drinks and great times.”
This year, Beak and Skiff will have an expanded concert series that will kick off on May 24.
“We have 18 and counting artists coming up from the end of May until the end of August and we have some of the best acts that we have ever had,” said Beak and Skiff employee Megan Corona.
Also new this year is a chance to spend the night at Beak and Skiff.
Two Airbnb’s are now open – with a third on the way – and taking guests.
“The houses at Beak and Skif are now available, two of them are,” said Corona. “The orchard overlooks the house and the Blossom Retreat, and the Honey Crisp House are the names of the three. Two are available now.”
Beak and Skiff is always adding new drinks to the menu and some of the more popular options from previous years will make a return.
“So, we have our Blueberry hard cider that we bring back every year. We have our Jam-on-it hard cider and our newest addition is our Blackberry hard cider,” said Corona. “And we have some new summer ciders coming, stay tuned for that.”
Beak and Skiff will be closed Sunday, April 17 for Easter.
Hours for each building are Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to Beak & Skiff’s website.
The Apple Barn, distillery, café, bakery, and apple orchard are still closed.
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