Join us on October 19 for the 24th Annual Apple Butter Festival and celebrate fall at Wade’s Mill.
We’ll be making apple butter the old-fashioned way, slow simmered in a 130+ year old copper pot over an open fire. Take a turn stirring with the long-handled paddle and take home a jar of Glenn Wilson’s famous, freshly made, 100% natural apple butter.
Enjoy demonstrations and handcrafted work by local artisans.
Explore three floors of historic milling equipment and educational displays at Virginia’s oldest continuously operating commercial grist mill.
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING
Apple Butter Festival Highlights
The New Corner Grocery and Bluegrass Band 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit Demonstrations
BBQ Rocks Money Pit BBQ
BBQ Chicken Raphine Volunteer Fire Company
Fresh Bread Baked in Our Outdoor Oven
Goat Cheese Razzbourne Farms
Vintage Apples Redwing Farms
Chuck Wagon Cobblers Campfire Catering
Apple Cider Donuts Blue Ridge Cider donuts
Hard and Fresh Cider Halcyon Days Cider Company
Wine Rockbridge Vineyard
Crafts, Local Food and Demonstrations
Alpacas Baskets Blacksmithing Bird Baths Broom Making
Handmade Soaps Jewelry Pottery Handmade Pet Treats
Lavender Products Stained Glass Vintage Ornaments
Textiles Walking Sticks Windchimes Woodturning
Vintage Apples Apple Cider Vinegar Wood Fired Bread
17th Century German Folk Music