Fall time equals cider time

Aysiah Loving, Reporter

With the pumpkin spice season in full swing, students have been heading to the Louisburg Cider Mill to celebrate the fall.

The Cider Mill is located only a short distance away in Louisburg, Kan., and general admission is free, but if one wishes to attend the well-known pumpkin patch, the fee(s) ranges anywhere between $3-$15.

This season, the mill opened on Sept. 15 and has provided a place for students to spend time with friends and family.

“My family goes every year, and I did go with my friends as well. I would recommend the Cider Mill to others. It’s fantastic,” Misa Santisteban, senior, said.

Students also enjoy the scenery because of the autumn colors and crisp, comfortable atmosphere.

“The scenery always puts me in a fall spirit,” Meghan Siebenburgen, senior, said.

The Louisburg Cider Mill do not only offers beautiful scenery for taking pictures, but also provides delicious fall treats.

“The donuts are so good. The best part is always the donut and hot cider on a chilly day,” Caroline Sukstorf, senior, said.

When students visited the Cider Mill this season, there wasn’t much for them to complain about.

“Honestly, there is nothing bad about the Cider Mill,” Santisteban said.

However, one problem a student came across was some of the pesky insects.

“The worst part of the Cider Mill was the bees. I went with a big group of friends, so 10 plus girls sitting at a table attracted a ton of bees, and one even landed in my friend’s cider, so she had to get a new one,” Siebenburgen said.

Disregarding the petrifying bee incident, students still expect to go back to the Cider Mill before it closes.

“I think I’ll go back with my family before the season ends,” Sukstorf said.

Although October is almost over, there is still time to visit the Louisburg Cider Mill; Oct. 31 is the last day. If people show up in a costume that day, they get $2 off the entry ticket into the pumpkin patch.