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Welcome back!

The 48th Apple Butter Festival in Berkeley Springs, WV returns

October 7 & 8th, 2023!

It's one of our favorite times of year.  The smell of apple butter cooking in the street. Music coming from the bandstand.  Exploring the stunning art and craft booths. The sound of people calling for hogs (that thankfully never seem to show up) in the hog calling contest. Rooting on our favorite rubber duck in the duck race. Drooling over baked goods with blue ribbons.  Clutching our raffle tickets and hoping to win the Apple Butter Quilt.  Kids feeling like celebrities after marching in the parade. Gentlemen with beards groomed perfectly waiting to strut their faces off for the Beard Contest. There’s a feeling in the air during the Apple Butter Festival and we can’t wait to remind everyone just how special it really is.


Featuring over 150 vendors, live entertainment and contests, the Apple Butter Festival is a place to make memories. Saturday morning kicks off with our wonderful Apple Butter Parade with floats, bands, costumes, and the joy of a small community coming together.  Sample domestic and craft beers in our Beer Garden - this year featuring a stage with music and fantastic craft beers!  Visit the food court for a treat that will make every taste bud dance.  Explore our delightful area, the shops, the spas, the hotels and restaurants, and experience a true small town fall adventure.


We look forward to welcoming you to our festival!

Vendor Application


Want to sell to over 40,000 consumers?  If you paint or grow things or make pottery or crochet, make jewelry or wreaths or cookies or candy or body scrub or toys or … basically, if you make or sell great stuff, we want you to be a vendor!

Apple Butter Festival Rules: Click Here

Apple Butter Festival Food Vendors: Click Here

Apple Butter Festival General Vendors: Click Here

Baking Contest 

Apple Pie

Do you love the smell of apples cooking filling your house?  Have a recipe passed down through generations or like to experiment and make up your own?  We want to taste what you're cooking!  Any recipe which features apples may be entered in the contest in one of 7 categories for adults and youth.  This year the baking contest will be judged by Netflix "Is it Cake?" and "Halloween Wars" Food Network star Steven Weiss, Associate Dean of Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Blue Ridge Community And Technical College! Sponsored by RWR Insurance!

For the Baking Contest Application: Click Here

Volunteer Opportunities


Being a volunteer is FUN!  We need people to show off our quilt and sell raffle tickets, give out maps and point people in the right direction.  We need people to work in the beer garden - and yes, it's exactly as terrific as it sounds!  We'd love to have you join us as a volunteer.  Please click below to sign up, or give us a call or e-mail with any questions.

Volunteer Information: Click Here

Parade Application


The Apple Butter Festival Parade is a fantastically fun event that draws hundreds if not thousands of spectators.  Grab your class, your club, your co-workers, bring the kids, bring the grandparents.  You're never too young or old to be part of the parade.  As they say: don't let the parade pass you by! Sponsored By: CNB Bank

The 2022 theme is: All Together Now

For the Parade Application: Click Here

Sponsorship Opportunities


How amazing would your logo look hanging on the gazebo during the Apple Butter Festival?  How many people would remember your name from your ad around the map?  We so appreciate our sponsors and would love if you would join us.  Check out who's already become a sponsor by scrolling down, then come back and click to join the elite!  And, if you see one of our sponsors, please make sure to thank them for helping make this festival happen.

Sponsorship Information: Click Here

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2023 Information Coming Soon!

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!

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