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Ladies get your registration in for the Queen & Teen Queen Pageant Apple Butter Festival Event
Young and old alike come see the Parade at the Salem Apple Butter Festival

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.

Sponsors

2013 SPONSORS

PLATINUM PLUS SPONSORS

Anter Resources Appalachian Corporation

EQT Corporation

Salem Intgernational University

Harrison County Commission

Greathouse Funeral Home

PLATINUM SPONSORS

The Exponent Telegram

GOLD SPONSORS

Dr. Joseph Audia and Associate

Salem IGA

BB&T

Clarksburg Printing LLC

Cornerstone Bank

Cottage Corner Restaurant, LLC

Hall Drilling

Proactive Services LLC

Dominion Transmission

Salem EastGate Center

Salem Family Medicine

Bridgeport Convention & Visitors Center

Carl Smith Pipeline

WBOY

WPDX

WDTV

SILVER SPONSORS

Thomas H. Fluharty, Attorney at Law

J. D. Hissem, DDS

Clarnece W. Mutschelknaus

Salem Florist

Ten Mile Land, LLC

State Farm Insurance, Rob Johnson

Salem Colonial/Michels Pharmacy

Star Furniture Company

West Union Bank

Welson Martino Dental Associates

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

The Flower Shop/Fancy Fruits
   

2013 Pageant Winners

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Junior Miss: Rachelle White
Teen Queen: Topanga Hodge
Queen: Sarah McInenery

Car Show 2014 Details

pict-cruising-car-showabf-downloadREGISTRATION: 9:00 AM -12:30PM
SHOW: 12:30-3:30
SHOW INFORMATION
 
Open to all makes and models.
Judged on interior, exterior, engine compartment, and wheels.
Free NSRA Vehicle Safety Inspection for any entry interested.
 
AWARDS: TOP 30
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.
 
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION:
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 .

Celebrity Auction

elvisabf-downloadSALEM APPLE BUTTER CELEBRITY AUCTION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014
DRIVE-IN CANOPY – CORNERSTONE BANK – SALEM OFFICE
2 P.M. – MIKE NICHOLS, AUCTIONEER
No bids under $1.00 accepted.
Have a fun time collecting some unique entertainment and sports memorabilia.
All proceeds benefit the festival. 
Please check back as the festival approaches for our list of items available
 

 

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

304-782-3565

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Salem Apple Butter Festival
PO Box 293
Salem, WV 26426
304-782-3565

Disclaimer

This website is prepared and maintained by the Apple Butter Festival Committee, a private organization who is independent of the city of Salem. The ABF assumes no liability for damages occurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, or discrepancies.