Apple Butter Festival 












Historically Pioneer families celebrated the end of the harvest season by gathering together to cook up apple butter from the last apples of the season.  It was a practical way to preserve the apples throughout the year and a pleasurable way to create community spirit.

  Our annual Thanksgiving weekend Apple Butter Festival celebrates this fine old tradition, and we invite families to come up and share in  it. We’ll have a hands-on demonstration of apple butter making the old-time (and slow!) way - outdoors in a big copper kettle. Come learn  how to “start the snitz” and “add the money”, plus enjoy pioneer crafts and games, music, carriage rides, and lots more.

  At day’s end on Saturday we'll cap off the evening just like our ancestors did - with a good old-fashioned hoedown, featuring music by  Riley's Mountaineers.

Admission to the Festival is free; there are small fees for some activities. Apple Butter Hoedown admission includes the pumpkin stew, served up in large Cinderella pumpkins. 

Friday,  Nov 28
Saturday Nov 29  Apple Butter Hoedown 6pm SORRY  SOLD OUT!
Sunday,   Nov 30



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Currier & Ives Dinner








Celebrate the Christmas season in classic Currier and Ives fashion! We'll be singing, dancing, and enjoying the chilly winter evening as we  gather 'round the warm hearth for a holiday feast. So, don your festive best and join us for a night of Yuel Tide cheer. 

 You will dine on Cider raosted ham, Chicken pie, dutch oven roasted potatoes, Green Beans, followed by a hearty bread pudding. 

​All Dinners Start at 6PM

Saturday, December 6th, 2014  SORRY SOLD OUT!!
Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Friday December 12th, 2014
Saturday, December 13th, 2014  SORRY SOLD OUT!!
Sunday, December 14th, 2014     SORRY SOLD OUT!

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This page was last updated: November 17, 2014


  • Contra Dances (May-Nov)
  • Hometown Jamboree (May-June- Sept)
  • Movies on the Green (July)
  • OldWest  (Aug  )
  • Chuckwagon Supper (Aug  )
  • Apple Butter Festival & Hoedown (Nov)
  • Currier & Ives Christmas Dinners (Dec)
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