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36th Annual Apple Butter Festival

The 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  entertainment daily, grand parade, Saturday night fireworks, food, crafts, celebrity auction and many contests including  quilt show, the Sam Warner Memorial 5k Run, bicycle poker ride, pet show-off, talent show, car show, and corn hole tournament. 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.


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Featured Activities

  • Apple Butter Making

  • Family Entertainment Nightly

  • Bicycle Poker Ride

  • Auto & Truck Show

  • Parade

  • 5-k Run

  • Celebrity Auction

  • Greased Pig Contest

  • Coronation Ceremon

  • Quilt Show

  • Apple Pie Contest

  • Apple Butter Contest

  • Pet Show Off

  • Talent Contest

  • Poster Contest

  • Children's Games

And Much More!



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