There’s something special about the festivals and events at Historic Roscoe Village. Whether it be the smell of apple butter stirring over an open fire during the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival or the soft singing of Christmas carols and lighting of the village tree during the Christmas Candlelightings, the annual events at Roscoe Village will keep you coming back year after year!
2016 Festivals & Events
"Dinner at the Doctor's House"
Enjoy the hospitality of Roscoe's Leading citizens as you have the pleasure of dining in Dr. Johnson's home. During your visit you may learn about dining etiquette or cooking practices of the 1800s along with humorous tales of the canal. Your meal will consist of 1 appetizer, 1 salad or soup, 1 entree, 2 side dishes, 1 dessert, beverage, bread and rolls with butter or olive oil & herbs for dipping. Dinner should be pre-ordered two weeks in advance. All members will be served the same meal of your choosing. A generous menu is offered in addition to a historic menu. Cost of this unique experience is $50.00 per person. Minimum group of 6 - maximum group of 8. This special event goes quickly so make your reservation today.
Sept 10 - Oct 8 - Nov 12, 2016
Visitor Center – 10am
This exciting two hour weaving workshop shares the history of weaving and allows the participant to create their very own mug rug on a portable loom. A $25 fee includes instructions and all materials. Minimum number of participants is two with a maximum of five for each workshop. Age requirement is 10 years of age or older. Reservations are required. Call: (740) 622-7644/800-877-1830
47th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival
October 21, 22 & 23, 2016 - 10am to 6pm (Oct. 21 & 22) - 10am to 5pm (Oct. 23)
Host to a wide variety of artisans, crafters and food vendors, this late October festival celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of autumn. Smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire as you stroll through the street to the tunes of bluegrass and music from days gone-by. Events throughout the weekend include Living History Tours, eerie Spirit of Roscoe tours, canal boat rides, and children’s activity area. Check out the entertainment line-up below!
"Spirit of Roscoe" Tour
October 21 & 22, 2016 —Visitor Center —Time 7:00pm
$9.95 Adults / $4.95 Students
Learn about our “spirited” canal town through storytelling of long ago personalities about significant events and curiosities. Hear about Roscoe’s firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, and the horrible tale of the blood-stained Bible. Sense the fear of the cholera epidemic and experience the danger and humor of being a post boy. Join us in this evening lamp lit tour.....if you DARE!
December 3, 10 & 17, 2016 — Main Stage — 6pm
Roscoe Village cheers on the holiday season with its Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony. Share in the evening’s tradition of lighting the Christmas tree and your own candle as everyone softly sings "Silent Night." During the day, guests can enjoy a visit with Santa, strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. “A Roscoe Christmas” guided tour offers a glimpse into the 1800s holiday season, or enjoy the same tour after the ceremony by guided candlelight. Admission and parking are free. Activities vary for each Candlelighting.
Roscoe Village will offer "A Roscoe Christmas" tour during each Candlelighting. Christmas cards, toys, treats, "visions of sugarplums" and letters to Santa -- learn how these holiday traditions were practiced in the 1800s. Cost for "A Roscoe Christmas" is $9.95 for Adults and $4.95 for Students.
Saturday Tour Times: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm
Sunday Tour Times: 1:00pm
A special candlelit evening tour will be available at 7:00pm. Reservations for the evening tour must be made in advance by calling the Roscoe Village Visitor Center at 740-622-7644. Many have made this wonderful event a holiday tradition.