The wait is almost over for loyal fans of the Cider Mill in Endicott's Union District.

The cider, doughnuts and other specialties at the Nanticoke Avenue business are available for only four months each year. The season opens this Thursday at 7 a.m.

The Cider Mill operators are making final preparations for opening day. Among the planned changes: cider slushies and some new specialty doughnut flavors.

A few new doughnuts varieties will be added to the traditional lineup this year. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The last opportunity customers had to pick up cider, doughnuts and candy apples was December 1.

The Cider Mill opened at the Endicott site in 1926. The business survived a setback when a three-alarm fire destroyed its building in December 1971. The current structure was constructed the following year.

The scene at the Cider Mill in Endicott on the opening day for the 2017 season. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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