LOUISBURG, Kan. -- Thousands of people celebrated the start of October this weekend at the Louisburg Ciderfest.
Crafters, music, a corn maze and pumpkin patch are all part of the fun, but the real reason so many people flock to the Louisburg Cider Mill is the local cider and hand-made donuts.
For Ciderfest weekend, they make thousands of dozens of fresh donuts. Real Louisburg Cider is used in Every Batch of donuts. They are fried and the finished product is rolled in sugar, but they won't tell you much more about the secret family recipe developed by the owner in 1977.
Louisburg Cider is made on an old press inside a 1800s barn in Louisburg. They buy apples from orchards in the Missouri River Valley and distribute them to grocery stores around the metro. The cider donuts are only available at the Louisburg Cider Mill's General Store, but they make them year round.