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Salem Apple Butter Festival 30th Annual

The Festival Committee works year round to bring you the best experience possible. Thanks to all our visitors. We look forward to seeing you this fall! We are currently updating our site and appreciate your patience.

A Time Honored Tradition

kettle2The Salem Apple Butter Festival provides live demonstrations of old fashion apple butter making. You will see the process done outdoors using copper kettles suspended over wood fire with the tasty product and canned on the spot for visitors to purchase. Other attractions include live entertainment daily, grand parade, Saturday night fireworks, food, crafts, celebrity auction and many contests including apple pie baking, quilt show, the Sam Warner Memorial 5k Run, bicycle poker ride, pet show-off, talent show, car show, and horseshoe pitching and corn hole tournaments. The festival is a drug and alcohol free event providing family fun for all ages. There is no admission charge and all entertainment is free, as well. Parking is on-street or lots. The festival is handicap accessible.

2014 Car Show Winners

2014 Apple Butter Festival Car Show
Top 30
Will & Bobbie Randolph    1939 Studebaker Truck    Cox’s Mills, WV
Rick Carr            1987 Chevy Custom Truck    Bridgeport, WV
Joe Henline            1966 Ford Mustang        Roanoke, WV
Gib & Sandra Smith        1966 Chevy Chevelle        Buckhannon, WV
Joe Monahan            1976 Chevy Chevelle        Bridgeport, WV
Rick Thomey            1966 Pontiac GTO        Salem, WV
Linda Snider            1972 Plymouth Duster    Harrisville, WV
Robert Andre            1974 Chevy Corvette        Bridgeport, WV
Tim & Lisa Snider        1970 Plymouth Roadrunner    Big Springs, WV
Dave Reed            1962 Chevy Corvair        Clarksburg, WV
Stephanie Hartshorn        1962 Plymouth Valiant    Grantsville, WV
Charles Donhiser        1965 Ford Mustang        Morgantown, WV
Bryon Jaumot            1964 Corvair Rampside    Clarks burg, WV
Michael Walker        2012 Ford Mustang        Clarksburg, WV
Les Corathers            1961 Chevy Impala        Clarksburg, WV
Dave Bush            1985 Chevy El Camino    Shinnston, WV
Terry Patterson        1957 Chevy 150 sedan    Fairmont, WV
John Gervella            1935 Dodge Truck        Clarksburg, WV
Chuck Messman        1950 Ford Coupe        Clarksburg, WV
Debby & Brock Collins    2001 Chevy Corvette        St Mary’s, WV
Ray Martin            1982 Chevy Z-28        Clarksburg, WV
Angie Taralla            2014 Ford Roush Mustang    Rivesville, WV
Ken Hileman            1955 Ford Custom Line    West Union, WV
Loren & Donna Smith        1957 Chevy Pickup        West Union, WV
Roger Spagnuola         1969 Chevy Camaro        Bridgeport, WV
Bill Richards            1934 Plymouth Coupe    Salem, WV
Mike Sias            1966 Chevy Chevelle        Weston, WV
Jim Malfregeot        1990 Porsche 911        Clarksburg, WV
Don Dean            1999 Dodge Dakota        Stonewood, WV
Jim Carvelli            1965 Ford Mustang        Stonewood, WV

SIU Student Pick
Jim Gifford            1969 Chevy Chevelle        Buckhannon, WV
Best Truck
Tom & Pat Spruill        1953 Ford F-100        Philippi, WV
Committee Choice
Bud D’Anselmi        1930 Ford Pickup        Clarksburg, WV

5 Best of Show
Kevin Goff            1976 Pontiac Trans Am    Parkersburg, WV
Burl & Jean Simers        1967 Old 442 Conv        Grantsville, WV
Tom Taralla            1969 Ford Fairlane Conv    Rivesville, WV
Bud Zinn            1935 Ford Coupe        Salem, WV
Lee Enderle            1969 Chevy Mailbu Conv    Bridgeport, WV
Queen’s Choice
John Shoaf            1965 Sunbeam Tiger        Morgantown, WV

2014 Pageant Winners


Alexandria Carder, Dakota Swiger & Abbie Shepler

2014 Celebrity Auction


BRODERICK, MATTHEW - B&W 8.10 Photograph - Autographed
JACKSON, ALAN - Color 8x10 Photograph - Autographed
KOONTZ, DEAN - Autographed Book: "Forever Odd"
McCARTY, JENNY - Color 8x10 Photographs Autographed - 3 of 2 poses
NEWTON-JOHN, OLIVIA - Color 8X10 Photograph - Autographed
PHIL, DR. - Certificate for 4 guests, VIP seating for "Dr. Phil" Taping in Hollydwood, CA
RICE, CONDOLEZA - Color 8x10 Photograph - Autographed
SHAFFER, ATTICUS - Color 8.10 Photograph - Autographed "Best of Quirkiness"
TALLY, ARCHIE - XL White "Archie Talley" T-shirt - Augographed
TOMBLIN, EARL RAY, GOVERNOR OF WV - Book "West Virginia: Pinacles of Progress"       
by B.D.Campbell - Autographed with WV seal & color 8x10 Autographed Photo
WILLIAMS, HANK, JR. = Color 8x10 Photograph - Autographed
ANGELA'S HAIR SALON - Haircut/Shampoo & set. Expires April 4, 2015.
EXCLUSIVE CUTS - Ten (10) Tanning Sessions
FAITH'S CLASSIC CUTS - Two (2) Haircuts
SALEM COLONIAL PHARMACY - Red/White/Blue "Welcome" Sign and Fluffy Towel
Yankee Candle 0 14.5 oz.
SALEM DAIRY QUEEN BRAZIER - 8" DQ Frozen Cake. Redeemable only at Salem DQ
Expires 12/1/14.
SALEM FLORIST - One (1) Christmas Theme Basket and One (1) Dog Craft Arrangement
SCOOTER DAWGS - One Dozen hot Dogs
SEVEN-ELEVEN Black Steelers T-Shirt, Large; Gold Steelers T-Shirt, XL
SUPER WOK - Gift Certificate
TAMMY'S BEAUTY SALON - Grand Finale Professional ultra Holding Hair Spray, 10.2 oz; Tourmaline Ceramic 1" stow 'n' go mini cone curling wand, limited edition
SIU autographed Men's & Women's Basketball

SIU autographed sports Polo Ball, Baseball, Soccer Ball & Volleyball

SIU White/Green Anaconda Sports T-shirts, one large, one medium

WVU autographed Football

WVU autographed Men's and Women's basketballs - will be auctioned and delivered to purchaser when received




Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation

EQT Corporation

Town of Salem

Salem International University

Harrison County Commission

Greathouse Funeral Home


The Exponent Telegram


Dr. Joseph Audia and Associate

Salem IGA

Clarksburg Printing LLC

Cornerstone Bank

Hall Drilling, LLC

Clarence W. Mutschelknaus

Dominion Transmission

Salem EastGate Center

Salem Family Medicine



Thomas H. Fluharty, Attorney at Law

J. D. Hissem, DDS

Eaton/State Electric Supply Company

Thrasher Engineering Group

Salem Florist


Ten Mile Land, LLC

State Farm Insurance, Rob Johnson

Salem Colonial/Michels Pharmacy

Star Furniture Company

West Union Bank

Wilson Martino Dental Associates

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

The Flower Shop/Fancy Fruits

Car Show 2014 Details

pict-cruising-car-showabf-downloadREGISTRATION: 9:00 AM -12:30PM
SHOW: 12:30-3:30
Open to all makes and models.
Judged on interior, exterior, engine compartment, and wheels.
Free NSRA Vehicle Safety Inspection for any entry interested.
Free T-Shirt and Dash Plaque to the 1st 75.
Trophies include: 5 Best of Show, Best Turner Car, SIU Student's Choice, ABF Committee & Queen's choice.
Salem International University Campus
Shuttle service to/from festival available
For further information, contact Tom Reaser, Jr. at 304-677-8485, or e-mail us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Make checks payable to : Salem Apple Butter Festival
Po. Box 293
Salem , WV 26426

Vendors - Booth Application

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Download Inside Page

Our vendor application can be found on the right side menu (Downloads).  The application is in two parts so be sure to download both sides.

Vendors must obtain telephone approval from the Booth Chairman prior to submitting application and appropriate fee for all space rentals. 

Please call 304-783-5316, or 304-672-4085, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Festival Highlights

Every year in early October, the Salem Apple Butter Festival is held at Depot Park in downtown Salem, drawing young and old alike to watch apple butter being made in open copper kettles over slow burning wood fires. Our rapidly growing festival has become one of the area's most exciting and anticipated events.

In addition to the great selection of arts, crafts and foods, festival patrons can enjoy quilt and apple butter judging, talent contest finals, celebrity auction, auto show, bingo, and much more!

Founded in 1988, the annual Sam Warner 5K Run is a highly popular race with its flat terrain and crushed limestone surface through the country along the North Bend Trail. Its a 5 kilometer (3.2 mile) course that starts on the rail-trail across from East Resources Building on Flinderation Road, east of Salem. The race enters into downtown Salem and ends at  Railroad Street across from Salem Post Office.

In 1999, the  Salem Apple Butter Festival  5 K Race was renamed the SAM WARNER 5 K RUN in honor  of the late Sam Warner. Mr. Warner, a racing and  fitness advocate, served as chairman of the 5 K race  from 1990 until his death in the summer of 1999.
The 1999 Race featured the largest field (173 runners) and a new course record.

We strive to keep our event entry fees and vendor booth rates affordable to allow our vendors maximum profitability and keeping our special events within the reach of all festival visitors.  Our entertainment is open to the public and free of charge!  Our festival is funded by the generous support of our Sponsors, our booth vendors, some grants and our advertisers as well as by our contest registration fees.

If you are interested in sponsorship, advertising in our program or donating to the cause, please contact us at:

Salem Apple Butter Festival
P.O. Box 293
Salem, WV 26426


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PO Box 293
Salem, WV 26426


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