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25th Annual Apple Butter Festival, Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us on October 16 for the 25th 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 find unique, handcrafted work and gifts by local artisans and crafts people. Delicious local food and drink and music all day. Arrive early, bring a blanket or lawn chair for the music and stay all day so you don’t miss out!
Apple Butter Festival Highlights
Music: The Gypsy Hill Ramblers (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Tanglewood (2 p.m.-4 p.m.)
Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit Demonstrations (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)
Rocks Money Pit BBQ * Lex Vegas Bistro
Raphine Volunteer Fire Company’s famous BBQ chicken
Jump Mountain Vineyard
Halcyon Days Cider Company
Wood-fired bread from Little Hat Creek Farm
Newtown Baking baguettes
Blue Ridge Cider donuts
Cheese from Razzbourne Farms and Mountain View Farm Products
Redwing Farms vintage apples
Home baked treats from Sweet Berry Farm and Creekside Treats
Stock up on Wade’s Mill 100% natural stone-ground flours, grits, cornmeal and mixes for your fall baking needs!
A scenic 10-minute drive from either I81 Exit 205 or 200, Wade’s Mill Apple Butter Festival is a fun family day out and wonderful way to celebrate fall in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.