The 38th annual Woolwine October Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 8.
The event is sponsored by the Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department. It will be held on the fire department grounds, located on Woolwine Highway, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Festival organizer Connie Goode said the event began as an opportunity for the community to gather. Its mission remains the same.
“We have music, we have craft vendors, ham plates and hotdogs,” dancing and more, she said.
The biggest attraction, Goode noted, is the apple butter.
“It started out with apple butter being made over a fire. Of course, now we came up in the world. We use propane now,” she said.
Goode said around 12 kettles, or 350 gallons, of apple butter will be made for the event. She estimates more than 180 bushels of apples will be peeled to make the savory apple butter.
“We have people from Florida and all over come. Everyone loves the apple butter,” she said.
Music will be performed by Friday Night Band, Jordan T. Morrison & The Foothill Boys, and Twin Creeks String Band (formerly the Dry Hill Draggers).
Goode said vendors will be accepted until the day of the event.
“We actually do not charge for craft vendors anymore. We do free vendor spots, so anyone is welcome to come out,” she said.
Those interested in being a vendor should contact Goode at (276) 229-8241.
The Patrick County Health Department will also be onsite administering flu shots. Those interested in receiving one are asked to bring an insurance card.
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