The Hudson Valley Cider Festival will bring over 35 cideries to Barton Orchards in Poughquag on Saturday for a day of fun for the whole family.

The event will also feature delicious food offerings, a farmers market with a full bakery, free hayrides, a petting zoo and live music.

A general admission ticket costs $35 and includes four hours of sampling from 2PM to 6PM and a souvenir sampling glass. A VIP ticket costs $55 comes with five hours of sampling from 1PM to 6PM, a souvenir sampling glass and access to VIP exclusive ciders. Designated drivers can get in for $10.

If you haven't planned your weekend yet, here are five reasons why you should pick up tickets to the Hudson Valley Cider Festival.

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    It Ain't Just Apples

    Not an apple fan? Hard cider comes in all kinds of fruit variations: pear, blueberry, raspberry -- even pumpkin. The cider industry is in a boom period and producers are constantly experimenting and coming up with delicious concoctions that will satisfy even you, apple-hating weirdo. The Hudson Valley Cider Festival will have plenty of these non-traditional ciders available for you.

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    But, Hey, There's a Whole Lotta Apples

    If you've got a healthy (or not so healthy) love of all things apple, the Hudson Valley Cider Festival is taking place in the heart of apple country and won't leave you hanging, buddy.

    Over 35 hard cideries will be at the festival with dozens on tap to blow your ever-lovin', apple-lovin' mind.

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    Food Vendors A-Plenty

    The Hudson Valley Cider Festival will not only have samples of delicious hard ciders but will also have a full bakery and offerings from Chef Mark Elia’s House of Sausage and Catering Co., Clock Tower Grill and Barton Orchards to please the most persnickety Hudson Valley gourmand's palate.

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    A Petting Zoo, You Say?

    You won't have to scramble to find a babysitter to attend.

    The Hudson Valley Cider Festival is a family-friendly event. We'll have a farmers market, a petting zoo, free hayrides and more! Pack the kids in the car and enjoy a day in Poughquag.

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    The Bar Spies Will Rock Your Socks AND Shoes Off

    It ain't a real Hudson Valley party unless The Bar Spies show up. At the Hudson Valley Cider Festival, you'll be able to enjoy a great day with family and friends while rockin' out to one of the area's most sought-after cover bands. The Bar Spies perform everything from Allmans to ZZ Top, the Beatles to Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson to Joe Jackson, Stone Temple Pilots to Utopia and more.

    "Smokin' Buddy" Steve Wells will also be performing at the event.