The Pennsylvania Farm Show is more than just petting cute animals and indulging in delicious food. For over 100 years, it’s been a place to showcase “the best of the best.” Individuals and businesses from across the state compete in several categories to earn a coveted blue ribbon. Cumberland Valley had a strong showing in the Beer and Cider categories for 2024.


Person pours glass of cider at Big Hill Ciderworks

Big Hill Ciderworks, Gardners

Big Hill Ciderworks attributes its success to its Cumberland Valley location. "The secret sauce… begins with the soil of our region and microclimate of our farms.”

  • Traditional Cider, 1st Place and 2024 Secretary's Cup for Best in Show, Kingston Black
  • Dessert Cider, 2nd Place, Pommeau
  • Wood-Aged Cider, 3rd Place, Barrel-Aged Reserve
  • Sour Cider, 1st Place, Manchurian


Wolf Brewing Golden Gaze

Wolf Brewing Co., Mechanicsburg

Wolf’s artfully crafted small-batch creations have won 120 awards, which includes recognition from the 2024 PA Farm Show.

  • Light International Beers, Rhein Lock, 3rd place (collaboration with Ever Grain Brewing Co.)
  • Light American Ales & Lagers, Golden Gaze, 2nd place
  • European Wheat Beers, El Hefe, 3rd place
  • American Blond and Pales Ales, With A Little Help from My Friends, 3rd place
  • Czech Lagers, Dusk 'til Dawn, 3rd place
Hemauer Brewing Co., Mechanicsburg

Hemauer is an artisanal craft brewery offering both traditional-styled and unique-flavored ales and lagers with a rotating selection that varies weekly.  

  • Light International Beers, Helles Lager, 2nd place
  • Irish Beer, McFadden, 3rd place, Irish Red
Appalachian Brewing Co., Mechanicsburg

ABC's Jolly Scot is one of their flagship brews and is available year-round on tap. 

  • Scottish Ale, Jolly Scot Scottish Ale, 1st place

Cumberland Valley Beer Trail

Explore more amazing choices at over 30 locations as you tap, tour, and try a pint along the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail.