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October 3-5, 2024

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Pictured are the Davisson Brothers Band with our 2023 Salem Apple Butter Queen and Teen Queen.


The dates are set for the 2024 festival. They are THURSDAY, October 3; Friday, October 4 &  Saturday, October 5.


This is your source for the latest announcements and developments about our festival.

Check back throughout the year to learn the great things happening at the Salem Apple Butter Festival.

Our new ABOUT US area was added for 2024 and includes the new site for the committee directory, our recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and (coming soon) the history of our festival through a digitalized collection of our yearly program.


40th Annual Apple Butter Festival

The Salem Apple Butter Festival, founded in 1984, 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,  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 in area lots. The festival is handicap accessible.

Featured Activities

  • Apple Butter Making

  • Family Entertainment Nightly

  • Bicycle Poker Ride

  • Auto & Truck Show

  • Parade

  • 5-k Run

  • Celebrity Auction

  • Greased Pig Contest

  • Coronation Ceremony

  • Quilt Show

  • Cooking with Apples Contest

  • Pet Show Off

  • Talent Contest

  • Poster Contest

  • Children's Games

And Much More!



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