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47th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival
October 21, 2016
Now in its 47th year, the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival attracts crowds of all ages to experience the sights, sounds and flavors of the beautiful autumn season. The festival offers three days of family fun and a variety of entertainment. Over 100 craft and food vendors line the street, displaying a number of handcrafted items and an assortment of mouth-watering foods. Visitors may sample the sweetness of homemade apple butter hand-stirred in a huge kettle over a wood fire and tap their feet to the tune of a variety of musical performances by traditional dulcimer players, bluegrass bands, country artists, and gospel singers.
As part of their festival admission, guests can go on The People…Our Stories tour to hear the fascinating stories of the costumed historical interpreters. Visitors may also meet historical characters while strolling through the festival and engage them in conversation. Throughout the weekend, younger visitors can enjoy the kids’ activity area complete with tin punching, various crafts, and photo opportunities. A nearby canal boat offers a taste of life on the canal with its horse-drawn rides. On Friday and Saturday evening, the eerie candlelight tour, Spirit of Roscoe, will be offered at 7:00pm at a cost of $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for students. 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. Reservations are recommended for the candlelight tour.
The dates of the 47th Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival are October 21st, 22nd and 23rd. The festival runs from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday. Admission tickets are $5.00 for visitors 12 years and older. Cost of admission is FREE for Roscoe Village Foundation members and children under the age of 12.
For further information please contact The Roscoe Village Foundation Visitor Center 740-622-7644 or 800-877-1830 or visit www.roscoevillage.com or follow us on Facebook.