Apple Butter Stirrin’

Friday, Saturday & Sunday - October 18, 19, & 20, 2019

The Village will be decked for the occasion and the dates are set for 3 days of fall foliage and fun!  Friday, October 18: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, October 19: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 20: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  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.  Over 100 craft and food vendors line the street, displaying a number of handcrafted items and a variety of mouth-watering food choices. Visitors may sample the sweetness of homemade apple butter hand-stirred in a huge kettle over a wood fire and tap their feet to the tune of a variety of outdoor musical performances.

Costumed crafters and interpreters await visitors in the beautifully restored living history buildings. The hands-on activities are a great source of family fun, and participants take home their handmade memories. Visitors may also meet characters in period dress strolling amid the festival and engage them in conversation.

Roscoe Village retail shops offer an array of gifts, including Ohio-made items and Village artisans’ handcrafted products. Come join us for a step back in time. 

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, Spirit of Roscoe lantern tours (Friday & Saturday only), canal boat rides, and a children’s activity area.

Admission cost is $5.00 for guests 12 years and older. This fee includes admission to the Living History Buildings. Members of the Roscoe Village Foundation and children under 12 get in free. Parking is free.  


Our vendor selection process for the annual Apple Butter Stirrin' has begun, the deadline is August 16, 2019. We would love for you to apply for a booth space. Download and print an application below, or to be sent an application, contact Lynda Daniel by email:, or phone at (740) 622-7644 ext.20.  Completed applications may be emailed or sent by mail.

Local Craft Vendor Application 2019 ABS:

Out of County Craft Vendor Application 2019 ABS:

Food Vendor Application 2019 ABS: