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Welcome back!

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

October 7th & 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 200 vendors, live entertainment and contests, the Apple Butter Festival is a place to make memories.  Friday night join us for our first Block Party!  Food trucks, the Apple Butter Festival Craft Beer and Wine garden, and fantastic entertainment!  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 - 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!

Complete Schedule of Events:

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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

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.

For the Baking Contest Application: 

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 give us a call at 304-258-3738 or email if you want to be part of the team that makes the magic happen.



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!

Online Parade Application

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.  To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please email:

"West Virginia Log Cabin Star"

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The 2023 Apple Butter Festival quilt is called the "West Virginia Log Cabin Star" and it was beautifully crafted by Jane Frenke. It is on display at the Ice House Co-op Gallery quilt show here in Berkeley Springs. Raffle tickets for the quilt are being sold for $5/each or $20 for 5 and are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, Kesecker Realty office, or online.

Stay updated on the Apple Butter Festival by following us on Facebook. 

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