Treat The Family To Lost Trail Days 2020

For years, people visited the Louisburg Cider Mill Country Store, knowing about our famous cider and lemonade, but had no idea that we made our own Lost Trail Root Beer.

Our Lost Trail Days are an annual event dedicated to the delicious history of our line of flavorful sodas. The event is totally free and is a fun, family-friendly event that explains our history and process of making soda from start to finish.

This event is only hosted twice per year. Don’t miss out!

Lost Trail Days

June 20 & July 18

9 am – noon

Maximum 15 people per tour


History of Lost Trail Soda

Our Lost Trail Soda is crafted the old fashioned way. Inspired by the travels of Joe Marshall, the great-great-grandfather of Shelly Schierman, one of our founders, Louisburg’s Lost Trail Craft Sodas are brewed right here at the Cider Mill bottling plant. Our draft style, the micro-brewed process ensures smooth and creamy authentic old fashioned flavor.

The Lost Trail line started with one soda: Root Beer. According to family folklore, the original recipe (which we still use today) was inspired by the very first formula for root beer, which Joe Marshall experienced along the Santa Fe Trail in 1848.

Our delicious Lost Trail Root Beer was such a favorite that it wasn’t long before other Lost Trail soda flavors “hit the trail”. Today, we have an extensive line of delicious flavors that everyone will love, like:

  • Root Beer
  • Diet Root Beer
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Strawberry Cream
  • Orange Cream
  • Ginger Brew
  • Black Cherry
  • Sugar Cane
  • Cream Soda

See Our Process in Action

During Lost Trail Days, we give our customers an opportunity to see how we make our craft soda, where we make it, and taste all the flavors. We use a micro-brew, draft style method that ensures an old fashioned tasted and a high-quality product. And during Lost Trail Days, you can see it in action.

If you’ve never enjoyed the old fashioned flavorful qualities of these beverages, a delicious experience awaits you!

Here’s what you receive when you RSVP for Lost Trail Days:

  • History lesson of Lost Trail Soda
  • Demonstration of how it’s made
  • Delicious 9-flavor flight: Root Beer, Dt. Root Beer, Sarsparilla, Strawberry Cream, Orange Cream, Ginger Brew, Black Cherry, Sugar Cane, and Cream Soda

This year, we are limiting our free Lost Trail Days event to just 15 people per tour to protect our employees and our guests. Because of this, we are not accepting any walk-ins, and families and groups must reserve their spot beforehand by either calling 913-837-5202 or sending an email to with a time and date preference.

Reminder: This event is totally free! Just reserve your spot!

We can’t wait to share our tasty history with you!

Ho Ho Holidays at the Cider Mill

Louisburg Country Store Christmas

Celebrate the holidays with us at the Louisburg Cider Mill! We have a variety of events this season that will help put you in the holiday spirit and check off all the items on your to-do list in one place. 

From unique gift ideas to pictures with Santa, there’s a lot of festive fun to be had here at the Cider Mill. Check out our upcoming events and add them to your calendar!

Holiday Open House

Nov. 30, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Dec. 7, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

We are decking the halls of the Louisburg Cider Mill Country Store for the holidays! Shop our Holiday Open House for ready-to-go or custom gift baskets and all our delicious specialty food & drink products. You can enjoy tasty samples, festive music, and the wonderful smells of the holidays as you shop. 

Our Country Store is stocked full of unique holiday gifts, like holiday decor, handmade crafts, delicious treats, and more. Put together a basket of your mill favorites to create a unique gift that your friends and family are sure to love.

Louisburg Country Store at Christmas

Annual Tree Lighting

Nov. 30, 6 p.m.

Come to our Louisburg Cider Mill Open House and stay for the 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Enjoy delicious food sampling along with our Apple Cider Donuts and hot Apple Cider, and find that new Christmas ornament for the tree this year.

Santa Day

Dec. 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Santa Claus will be visiting the Louisburg Cider Mill Store on Saturday, December 21. Come visit us with your children so they can tell Jolly Ole St. Nick all their last-minute wishes! Bring a camera and take pictures for your holiday cards or keep them for your personal scrapbook. While you’re here, grab some delicious and unique stocking stuffers.

Join Us for Fourth of July Fun at Louisburg Cider Mill!

Orange and white 4th of July Louisburg Cider Mill Graphic.

It’s that time of year again, friends! Summer is underway, new memories are being made with families and friends out at the Cider Mill, and we’re just days away from the Fourth of July!

While you may know us for our cider and all of the festivities we bring to the fall season — Louisburg Cider Mill is so much more than that. We offer seasonal activities, events, attractions… and of course, cider donuts, for you and your family to enjoy all year ‘round! 

Louisburg Fireworks Tent graphic.

Get Your Fireworks at the Louisburg Fireworks Tent! 

Unlike other holidays we get to celebrate, Fourth of July is the one time of year when friends and families get together, enjoy great food, and watch a beautiful firework show under the stars.

If you’re trying to figure out where to buy fireworks this year, you’re in luck! Summertime and fireworks go hand in hand. Our friends at Louisburg Fireworks are set up in our parking lot and have a variety of different fireworks to choose from. Whether you’re buying sparklers for the kids, or need the big ones to put on a show, they’ve got what you need!

The Louisburg Fireworks tent is OPEN! Visit the tent now through July 5th for all of your Fourth of July needs. When you spend at the Fireworks Tent, you’ll get a present from the County Store!

Spend $25 – $49.99 and get 1/2 a dozen donuts, spend $50 – $99.99 – and get a dozen donuts, spend $100 or more receive a 24 pack Craft Soda

*Louisburg Fireworks receipt required for redemption. Expires 7/5/19.

Hours for the Louisburg Fireworks tent are 8 am to 10 pm. Stop by to get stocked up on fireworks! 

Starting New Traditions 

Whether you have set traditions, or you’re looking to start new ones this Fourth of July, add the Cider Mill to your list! Aside from fireworks, we’ll also have our Country Store open for business! 

Close up on a frozen cider with ice cream and a cider donut on top.

Our Country Store is full of local goods, treats, and comfort foods for your liking! We have freshly squeezed apple cider, cider donuts, Lost Trail Soda (handcrafted on-site at the Cider Mill), fruit butters, gift baskets, Louisburg Cider Mill merchandise, and more! 

Once you’ve shopped to your heart’s content, you can cool off with a refreshing root beer float, sweet lemonade, or our famous apple cider slush. Oh, and you can’t forget to top things off with a cider donut! Is it even a trip to the Cider Mill without donuts? We didn’t think so either. 

Bring the whole family, a group of friends, or that special someone for a fun summer day at the Cider Mill! For more information on upcoming events, you can check out our calendar here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Burning Scarecrow Postponed to Saturday, October 28th, 7pm

Unfortunately the weather forecast is not improving and rain is very likely this afternoon & early evening so we are officially postponing tonight’s Burning Scarecrow event*. The event will now take place next Saturday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. We will light the Scarecrow at 7:30 p.m. SHARP!

*NOTE: Even though we have made the choice to reschedule the event, we will still remain open the remainder of the day! Cider Mill & Country Store are open until 6pm and Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze are open until 10pm. We will only close the Patch & Corn Maze if the thunderstorm conditions become unsafe for customers and staff (lightening, heavy rains, etc.) We will continue to operate through a light rain.

Updated Facebook event here: