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Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival in Roscoe: A Time-Honored Tradition 

Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival in Roscoe. A gentleman making apple butter in a large copper pot.

Every year, as the leaves begin to change and the air grows cooler, the quaint village of Roscoe welcomes locals and visitors alike to its annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival. A celebration that captures the essence of fall, the festival is not just about the mouthwatering apple butter but about coming together as a community and embracing the heartwarming traditions of the season. 

History of the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival 

The Apple Butter Festival in Roscoe has its roots deeply embedded in the village’s past. It began as a small gathering where local farmers and families would come together to make and share apple butter, a delicious spread made from slow-cooked apples mixed with sugar and spices. Over the years, what started as an intimate event transformed into a full-blown festival that draws visitors from neighboring towns and states. 

The Apple Butter is the Main Attraction 

The festival features two Apple Butter Stirrin’ areas, where large copper kettles are set over open fires, and the apple butter is stirred with long wooden paddles, filling the air with the delicious aroma of apples and spices. Music also fills the air, as the main stage features folk music performances, and area musicians gather along the street to share their talents. 

52nd Apple Stirrin’ Butter Festival Details

This fun-filled festival takes place over a 3-day weekend starting October 20 and running through October 22, 2023. 

  • Homemade Apple Butter
  • Live Entertainment
  • Free kids’ crafts
  • 100 plus vendors (crafts and food)
  • Canal Town history
  • Spirit tours 
  • And more! 

The cost is $5 presale online or $8 at the gate. Children 12 and under are FREE. Hurry, as this is an event you want to miss this fall.

Roscoe Village is a charming restoration of a community that was once a thriving port on the Ohio and Erie Canal. Reported in 1969, the original 1800s buildings are the hallmark of this quaint, entertaining, and scenic village nestled in the rolling hills of beautiful Coshocton County. The town brings history to life through fascinating tours, adventures, special events, and fun-filled festivals like the annual Apple Butter Stirrin’, an event that averages 10,000 visitors annually over the 3-day weekend.

If you have been to the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival, we would love for you to share your experiences in the comments below. 

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