The 41st annual Apple Butter Festival promises to excite the senses with the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn.  Spend the day with us, surrounded by nature, while celebrating the harvest season and all it's history, glory, and tradition. Produced in the fall as a means of preserving part of the apple crop, apple butter production was a community project that brought together generations of families and neighbors, young and old. Fenner’s Apple Butter Festival is truly a community event, with visitors trying their hand at heritage games, using a cross-cut saw, and even helping to stir the apple butter as it boils over the fire in a copper kettle.

What memories will you form at this year’s festival? Whether you visit our heritage artisans, join our pumpkin carving contest, or just soak up the live music and ambiance, this year’s festival is sure to be a memorable experience. Be sure to mark your calendars for October 11th and 12th from 11:00am-5:00pm!

Festival: FREE, Parking: $5 per car

We need volunteers!  Click HERE to sign up!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Title Sponsor 

                         Copper Kettle


                             Mayor, Virg Bernero 


Copper Kettle

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