Enon Apple Butter Festival
October 14-15, 2023
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2023 marks the festival’s 43rd year and the 22nd year for our downtown site. RAIN, SHINE or SNOW!!
The Enon Community Historical Society sponsors the annual Enon Apple Butter Festival as a community service project.
The Historical Society makes apple butter the old-fashioned way in five, 50-gallon copper kettles, cooked over open wood-burning fires. Canning and selling of the apple butter is done at the festival in the afternoon as it becomes ready. Annual attendance is estimated at 8-10,000 for the two days. Admission to the festival grounds is free. Free parking is available.
The Apple Butter Festival began as a fund raising event for the Enon Community Historical Society. Today the Festival continues to be the Society’s main event for funding but also for many non-profit community organizations, churches and school groups.
In previous years, the festival was located on the Village Green adjacent to the Enon Village Hall (Government Center). The Government Center was renovated utilizing a majority of the area used for the Festival. The hunt was on for a new location, and the Apple Butter Committee did an excellent job locating that perfect spot. Now we are located on South Xenia St. and the grounds of Enon Elementary School.
What will you see, smell and hear at the Festival?
Food, Food and More Food – Pork Chops, Hot Dogs, Chicken Noodles, Apple Dumplings, Walking Tacos, Funnel cakes, Sausages, Hamburgers, Peanuts in the shell and by the bag, Shaved Ice and of course, APPLE BUTTER. Food vendors are required to set up in booths and cook the products on site. Food trailers are not allowed on the grounds. Note: Some vendors setup outside the festival and hence the community does not benefit from their sales.
Crafts and Gifts – All craft booths are judged by the committee and are of homemade quality. Manufactured crafts are not allowed in the festival.
Demonstrations – The Enon Community Historical Society volunteers demonstrate the Apple Butter production by cooking all apple butter sold over a fire in copper kettles.
Music and Entertainment – Music from the past adds to the festival atmosphere throughout the entire festival. Greenon High School band and choir entertain the public on Saturday at the Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m.
Come Visit us the second full weekend of October! Fun for the whole Family! Enon’s Hometown Reunion Event!!!
Are you interested in being considered as a vendor for the Festival? Click on the below Booth Application Link for Rules, Fees, Deadlines and Contacts. (Updates coming soon.)
Please Look for the Application after the first of April
Please Look for updated Rules and Regulations for next year
Do you have questions regarding the festival?
Call: 937-864-7080 – If no one answers, please leave a message.
Apple Butter Committee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org