• Mitchell County Historical Society members Mary Sue Ledford, left, and Marsha Biddix, center, this past Saturday put pints and half-pints of homemade apple butter in a box for Cindy Byrd, of Hendersonville, during the 4th annual Apple Butter Festival in Bakersville.
    Mitchell County Historical Society members Mary Sue Ledford, left, and Marsha Biddix, center, this past Saturday put pints and half-pints of homemade apple butter in a box for Cindy Byrd, of Hendersonville, during the 4th annual Apple Butter Festival in Bakersville.

Apple Butter Festival returns to Bakersville

The Mitchell County Historical Society is having its sixth annual Apple Butter Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Bakersville Creek Walk. 

MCHS members and volunteers will cook apple butter over an open flame. Watch them stirring the large kettle and enjoy a sample of hot apple butter with a fresh biscuit. Apple butter in pints and half pints will be for sale. They make wonderful Christmas gifts – as well as a delicious breakfast.   

Twenty-five or more local vendors will offer various arts and crafts at the 2018 Festival. Visit the booths of some talented mountain artisans as you stroll along the picturesque Cane Creek. And you won’t go hungry; there will be food vendors selling snacks and lunch. There will be live music all day; bring a chair and be entertained or enjoy the musicians’ talents while visiting vendors or watching the apple butter being made.  

There will also be a drawing for a set of MCHS commemorative Christmas ornaments. This year’s ornament, the seventh in the series, depicts the Cloudland Hotel which once crowned Roan Mountain. MCHS will also raffle “Voices of the Valley,” the account of Mitchell County’s first 150 years by Elizabeth Hunter.  Those and other books, including Arcadia’s Images of America series, will be for sale, as will the Christmas ornaments.   

The MItchell News

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