News & Events


Thanksgiving Hours are 8:00 AM – 12 Noon.  

Order your pies NOW! to be picked up the morning of Thanksgiving!

On Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting) in the space behind the mill and along the river in the Community Spot, Franklin Cider Mill offers a variety of  artists, musicians, roasted corn, face painting, a balloon genius, hot dogs cooked in cider and grilled, and roasted nuts.  On special occasions the mill has hosted pet adoptions, the symphony, high school bands, TV and radio shows, birthday parties, and corporate events.  

Consistent features in our Community Spot include Hickory Farms cheese, beef and turkey products, apple slices with caramel and ice cream, along with FCM t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Franklin Cider Mill is a pet-friendly enterprise.  Keeping pets on a leash inside and outside the mill is key to sustaining our pet-friendly approach.

Gluten-Free donuts, Vegan scones and apple bars can be found in Grandma’s Tent area by the Apple Stand.

Speaking of our Apple Stand, come see the large varieties of apples that come individually, in pre-selected bag, and in U-Pick bins selected from orchards all over Michigan.  Check-out the Apple page of this website to download a new apples poster the has what each apple is good for and its availability.  Ask about Franklin Cider Mills’ newest apple and cider cookbook.

Like caramel apples, with and without nuts?  Try our newest caramel apple covered in caramel, nuts and Godiva chocolate…and the return of our original candy (red) hard shell apples on a stick!