Hueston Woods to celebrate Apple Butter Festival


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In this scene from the 2019 festival, apple butter is cooked the pioneer way, simmered and stirred in a huge copper kettle.

Volunteers will demonstrate old-fashioned techniques for making apple butter at the Hueston Woods Apple Butter Festival from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 at Doty Homestead in Hueston Woods State Park.

The Doty Homestead exhibits a broad display of pioneer and agricultural artifacts. Apple butter, apples, cider, pumpkins, and gourds can be purchased on the grounds. The festival also will have a beer and wine garden available. 

Tickets are $5 per adult and $10 per car. Children under 12 years old receive free entry. The Doty Homestead is located at 6924 Brown Rd, Oxford.