Fall Apple Butter Festivals

Nothing spells FALL like the intoxicating aroma of apple butter cooking away in traditional copper pots over a wood burning fire. If you’ve never seen this old-time pioneer activity up close, its time to head for the nearest Apple Butter Festival this fall.

Unlike regular Apple Festivals where you might catch a scent of apple butter churning away as part of the many activities, this is truly the big leagues for apple butter aficionados. Oddly enough, the term “butter” is a misnomer. True apple butter is simply caramelized applesauce that has darkened and sweetened naturally through long hours of stirring and cooking. Once cooled it makes a delicious spread for bread or toast and is a great compliment to cheeses and smoked meats.


Everyone has their own secret recipe of apple varieties and added spices so be sure to sample all the offerings before settling on the jars you’ll be taking home. Here are the apple butter festivals you’ll find in September and October 2014:

Applebutter Fest – Grand Rapids, Ohio – October 12, 2014
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival – Coshocton, Ohio – October 17-19, 2014
Enon Apple Butter Festival – Enon, OH – October 11-12, 2014
Lansing Apple Butter Festival – Lansing, MI – October 11-12, 2014
Kimmswick Applebutter Festival – Kimmswick, MO – October 25-26, 2014
Century Village Museum Apple Butter Festival – Geauga County, OH – October 11-12, 2014
Chatham Apple Butter Festival, Ohio – Medina County, OH – October 10-12, 2014
MacQueen Orchards Apple Butter Stir & Crafts Festival – Holland, OH – October 4-5, 2014
Heirloom Apple Butter Festival – Hood River, OR – October 25-26, 2014
Waterville Apple Butter Festival – Waterville, PA – October 11-12, 2014
Flippin-Seaman Apple Butter Makin’ Festival – Tyro, VA – October 4 & 18, 2014
Salem Apple Butter Festival – Salem, WV – October 2-6, 2014
Apple Butter Festival – Berkeley Springs, WV – October 11-12, 2014
Meadowview Apple Butter Festival – Meadowview, VA – October 18, 2014

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