Throughout the year, festivals and special events mark the seasons. Autumn is a time for harvesting crops and communities in celebration. The Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ is the longest-running tradition at Roscoe Village. In late October, artisans and food vendors converge on and along North Whitewoman Street and the scent of apple butter wafts from steaming kettles through the crisp autumn air.
Roscoe Village's Apple Butter Stirrin' recaptures the flavor of an old time harvest celebration. Highlighting this 49-year-old festival is the making of homemade apple butter in large copper kettles over crackling wood fires. The festival includes handmade crafts and exhibits, demonstrations, outdoor stage entertainment, and various activities. In addition, the Monticello III Canal Boat will make its final runs of the season.
Admission is $5.00 for guests 12 years and older. This fee includes admission to the Living History Buildings but does not include admission to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum. Members of the Roscoe Village Foundation and children under 12 get in free. Parking is free.
SPECIAL NOTE: On Friday, October 18th, they will be selling 3 day passes for festival admission, at the gates, for $10 each.
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