This 120 year-old barn is now the centerpiece of Louisburg Cider Mill's pressing operations. Also on the grounds is an interesting gift shop where you can purchase apple cider from the mill, cake doughnuts made from the apple cider, their own brand of root beer and many other items.
Fall is the best time to visit - especially during the Ciderfest, usually taking place on weekends in late September and/or early October.
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After eating at the Cattleman's BBQ and Steak House several times over the years, I was disappointed to read that it had been devastated by fire. Fortunately, the family that owned this Louisburg tradition was able to rebuild, and Cattleman's remains a regional favorite.
Friendly service... they treat you like hometowners.
Favorite Dish: Have tried the barbecued beef and the chicken fried steak - both nicely done.
I cannot speak about the Middle Creek Opry from personal experience, but have heard friends who are country music fans speak of enjoying their experience at this weekly Louisburg event.
Performances are held each Friday night at the Rutlader Outpost.
Dress Code: Jeans, cowboy boots, big belt buckles are the order of the day.
The country store continues to be the highlight of your visit to the Louisburg Cider Mill, especially if you visit anytime other than in the fall when the cider presses are making that delicious fresh apple cider. Shop features a number of specialty food items, country-style crafts and souviners.
What to buy: APPLE CIDER, pressed on the premises, fresh, and made without additives or preservatives - fantastic stuff.
APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS - especially if you can get them warm right from the machine. And you can watch them being made - better than Krispy Kremes.
LOST TRAIL ROOTBEER - now available in many supermarkets around the midwest.