Wade's Mill Annual Apple Butter Festival

October 15, 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wade's Mill
55 Kennedy-Wades Mill Loop
Raphine, VA 24472

(540) 348-1400

26th Annual Apple Butter Festival, 10am - 4pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022

Celebrate fall at the 26th 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 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!

  • Music: The Gypsy Hill Ramblers + The Late Night Stumblers
  • Demonstrations and handmade crafts by local artisans and craftspeople.
  • Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office Working Dog demonstrations
  • Rock's Money Pit BBQ
  • Slice Versa Wood-Fired Pizza
  • Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery
  • Jump Mountain Vineyard
  • Halcyon Days Cider Company
  • Wood-fired bread fresh from our oven
  • Little Hat Creek Farm wood-fired baked goods
  • Apple Cider Donuts
  • Delicious local cheese from Razzbourne Farms and Mountain View Farm Products
  • Vintage apples from Redwing Farms
  • Home baked treats from Creekside Treats, Sweet Berry Farm and Verdant Acres Farm
  • Stock up on Wade's Mill 100% natural stoneground flours, grits, cornmeals and mixes for your fall baking.


Interstate 81/64 Exit 205. 4 miles west on Raphine Road/Route 606.

EXTEND your fall outing on TWO or FOUR WHEELS!

Bring your road bike and check out the following rides:
Fields of Gold Farm Trail Loop: Visit Wade's Mill, Mountain View Farm Cheese and Rockbridge Vineyard while enjoying the countryside.

Appalachian Loop: A five mile loop starting and ending at Rockbridge Vineyard with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Family Friendly, Festival, Food, Beer, Wine, History