The Geauga County Historical Society will hold its 2018 Apple Butter Festival on the grounds of Century Village Museum in Burton on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is adults, $8; ages 6 to 12, $5, ages 5 and under, free.
The process of making apple butter is a time-intensive, age-old, labor of love. Dozens of volunteers take part in the peeling and slicing of the apples and the stirring of the copper kettles as the apple slices break down into apple butter. Come and be part of this annual tradition and start your own fall family memory.
Demonstrations will include broom making, weaving, kite flying, blacksmithing, woodworking, and pottery making. Activities include children’s games, a barrel train, and crafters as well as Amish baked goods and food vendors. A number of fully staged historic buildings will be open for your viewing.
Stock up on regular and barbecue apple butter available by the jar and the case. It’s great with fresh bread, toast, and bagels and a perfect holiday gift. The proceeds support the Geauga County Historical Society.
For information, call Century Village Museum, 440-834-1492 during business hours on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum grounds are located on the southeast edge of the Burton Village Green (44021).