27th Annual Apple Butter Festival, Saturday, October 21, 2023
October 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Join us on October 21 for the 27th 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 over 40 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 Late Night Stumblers (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
The Gypsy Hill Ramblers (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Hogback Mtn BBQ * Lex Vegas Bistro Shrimp & Grits
Taqueria Tres Veces Feliz * Adundant Life Cafe (Vegan)
Jump Mountain Vineyard
Halcyon Days Cider Company
Baguettes fresh out of the wood-fired oven
Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit Demonstrations
Specialty food purveyors:
Blue Ridge Cider Donuts * Razzbourne Farms Goat Cheese * Redwing Farms Vintage Apples
Bels Bees Honey * Sweet Berry Farm * LL Mini Market
Buzzing Bee Coffee Company * Chap’s Ice Cream * Pie Chest Cookies
Moondog Bakery Dog 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.
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING