A family-fun autumn getaway awaits at the 44th annual Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival in Coshocton, Ohio where the sights, sounds and aromas of autumn come to life on Friday, October 18, Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. It is approximately a 2 hour drive from Cleveland to Coshocton.
Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival Taking place at Roscoe Village, the historic restored 1800's era canal town, the Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival will have lots of fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire, the aroma spreading over the village as visitors stroll the streets. And there will be free samples being offered.
The Festival will feature artisans and crafters displaying their wares and there will be plenty of live entertainment performing a variety of music styles like country and folk and even some dulcimer music. Make sure you don't miss the Civil War storytelling and music by Steve Ball.
Visitors will be able to enjoy various educational outdoor demonstrations. Among the Festival demonstrations this year will be beewax candle making, hat making, blacksmithing, flint knapping, outdoor living & cooking, spoon making, quilting on a 1800's sewing machine, basket weaving, spinning, jewelry making, beekeeping, woodworking, muzzleloading and throwing pottery.
Don't miss the chance to take a canal boat ride on the horse-drawn historic Monticello III. Departures all three days of the Festival are at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.. Shuttles will be available.
Just in time for Halloween, a featured attraction is the "Spirit of Roscoe" tours being offered on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Visitors will be able to take an eerie stroll through the Village by lamplight and hear tales about spooky incidences in Roscoe Village's past. Cost of the "Spirit of Roscoe" tours is $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for students.
In addition the Festival will feature activities for the children, contests (corn-shellin') and a quilt raffle.
Food will be aplenty with numerous vendors offering their culinary delights including apple butter burgers.
Hours for the Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 per person for guests 12 and older. Parking is free.
For more information about the Apple Butter Stirring' Festival or about Roscoe Village call 800-877-1830 or get online at www.roscoevillage.com.
Roscoe Village is located at 600 North Whitewoman St. in Coshocton, Ohio. Coshocton is approximately a 2 hour drive from Cleveland.