Annual Apple Butter Festival is most recent cancellation because of COVID-19

Apple butter being made in a copper kettle at last year’s festival.

Photo by Oxford Museum Association

Apple butter being made in a copper kettle at last year’s festival.

The Oxford Museum Association has cancelled the 56th  Annual Apple Butter Festival in Hueston Woods State Park, originally scheduled for Oct. 3 through Oct. 4, due to COVID-19.

The pandemic has resulted in state and local orders banning large gatherings in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. After cancelling off its Arts & Crafts fair in June, the museum association felt compelled to do the same for the Apple Butter Festival, the association’s other annual fundraising event, organizers said. 

In past years, the Apple Butter Festival has offered a vignette of 19th century farm life, including the creation of apple butter. The association plans to bring the festival back in 2021 and in the meantime, apple butter will be available to purchase via the Oxford Farmers Market’s e-commerce website.