Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival celebrates fall

| October 13, 2021


Head to Roscoe Village for the 50th year of an annual fall classic – the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival.  This event celebrates the harvest with apple butter stirred over an open fire, heirloom-apple tasting, unique craft vendors, delicious foods, and children’s games.  The village’s center stage will be filled with entertainment all weekend with plenty of bluegrass and folk favorites. Always held on the third weekend in October when the surrounding hillsides are awash with color, the festival offers lots to see and do as you enjoy the best of fall in Ohio.

The three days of Apple Butter Stirrin’ officially begin on Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. Crafters’ and artisans’ booths line the street with an array of unique handmade items including jewelry, home and garden items, paintings, pottery, and other creative discoveries. Watch demonstrations of spinning, weaving, broom making, and more. Of course, no stroll through the festival would be complete without sampling the delicious assortment of unique foods, which include home-made apple cider,  steak sandwiches, sweet potato fries, cinnamon-roasted nuts, and kettle corn.

Parking is free with a $5 admission. Admission also includes open access to the living history buildings, where costumed interpreters engage you in the life of the canal era.

On Friday and Saturday evening the eerie, Lanterns & Legends Tour, will be offered at 7 p.m. On this tour, guests can walk through the historic village while listening to tales of the spirited folk who once resided in this quaint canal town. You must make your reservations online for the special tour.

The dates of the 50th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival are Friday through Sunday, Oct. 15-17. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  For more information or to schedule your tour visit or call 740-622-7644.

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