28th Annual Apple Butter Festival

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28th Annual Apple Butter Festival

October 19, 2024
Time (Duration)
10:00am (10h)

Event Description

Celebrate fall at the 28th Annual Apple Butter Festival at Wade's Mill (c.1750), Virginia's oldest, continuously operating commercial grist mill.

Glenn Wilson will be making his famous 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 fresh jar.

Enjoy demonstrations and find unique, handcrafted work and gifts by over 40 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!

Music: The Late Night Stumblers & The Gypsy Hill Ramblers

Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit demonstrations

Hogback Mtn BBQ * LexVegas Bistro Shrimp & Grits

Jump Mountain Vineyard *Halcyon Days Cider Company *Rockbridge Brewery

Apple Cider Donuts from Blue Ridge Cider Donuts * Vintage Apples from Redwing Farms * Goat Cheese from Razzbourne Farms * Honey from Bels Bees * Pickles, salsas and sauces from Sweet Berry Farm

Stock up on Wade's Mill 100% natural stoneground flours, grits, cornmeals and mixes for your fall baking.

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.





55 Kennedy Wades Mill Loop
Raphine, VA 24472

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