West Virginia Apple Festivals in 2023
Update for 2023:
It looks like most festivals are returning, aside from those that were killed off by the lockdowns of the past 2 years. That took a heavy toll on their finances. I am checking with them day by day, if you have an update for an, please tell me via the
Looking for a apple festival in West Virginia in 2023?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the apple
festivals in West Virginia we can find are listed on this page!
If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always
looking for more apple festivals! Please write me, if
you know of any to add! I update the dates as soon as the festivals
publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually
the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's
Always click on the links to the festival to confirm this year's dates; weather and other conditions could cause a change at the last minute. They may change or
at the last minute. . If they don't have a
website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S
DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.
Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click
here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!
2023 Apple Festivals in West Virginia - Where, When and More to Find an Apple Festival Near You!
Apples typically ripen from July (yes, some early varieties start
then, especially in southern areas)
through early November. Most apple varieties ripen in
Spetember and October and this is when most apple festivals are
Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, apples are
grown commercially in half as many states. They do not grow well in
very warm climates, like Florida, and along the Gulf coast, etc.
Apples require a certain number of hours of cold (below 40 F) in
order to produce fruit. So most commercial apple production and
apple festivals are north of Interstate 20 (I-20).
There are two general types of apple festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2).
Apple festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they
community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately.
(of course not all states and areas have both.)
festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about
making apple jam, freezing apples, apple pies and
Community Apple Festivals
- Apple Butter Festival - early October.
PO Box 293, Salem, WV 26426. Email:
email@example.com. More info:
Sam Warner 5 K Race,
Winners. Daily- Bingo, Children's games, Apple Butter making, Petting
Zoo, Queen's Coronation, 5k Run, Bicycle Poker Ride, Grand Feature Parade,
Celebrity Auction, Fireworks, Antique cars and Truck Show
- Apple Harvest Festival - a weekend in early October
They have apple butter making, arts and crafts, flea market, music, antique
auto show, quilts. Phone: 304-788-2342. The
festival is located on U.S. Routes 50/220 in Burlington, WV, and is easily
reached by taking U.S. Route 50 west from I-81 or U.S. 220 south from I-68.
Open: Festival grounds are open from 10 am until 7 pm both days,
with parking and shuttle bus services available nearby. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1,
2005: All Day Old-Fashioned Apple Butter Making, 11 am Fiddle, Banjo,
Mandolin - Youth Div., 4 pm Grand Feature Parade. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2,
2005: 10 am Antique Auto, Tractor,
and Small Engine Show, 11 am Chicken Barbeque, 12 pm Fiddle, Banjo,
Mandolin - Adult & Senior Divisions. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS (Service animals
- Apple Butter Festival - a weekend in October
304 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. Phone: 304-258-3738. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The 30th annual Apple Butter Festival is a traditional
fall harvest celebration. It fills the streets and park of the historic town
of Berkeley Springs with apple butter made in copper kettles you can stir,
more than 200 vendors of food, art, crafts and produce; music from the
bandstand, games & contests.
- Autumn Fest - Apple Butter making/ Chair canning/ Pottery/ Live
Country Music/ Horse Show/ Walk for Women/ Animal Judging- Livestock/
Livestock Sale/ Food Vendors/ Games/ Baking Contests/ Crafters/ Antique Car
Wetzel County 4-H Campgrounds, New Martinsville, WV. Event dates:
mid-October. Directions: 2 miles east of New Martinsville on Route 7. Anyone
know more about this one?
Burlington Old Fashioned Apple Harvest Festival
Burlington, WV. Free admission to the two-day event with live country,
bluegrass, and southern gospel music performed on-stage See Burlington's Famous
Apple Butter being made the old-fashioned-way in open-air kettles! Also, a
3-acre flea market; tents filled with handmade items. Loads of food, such
as apple specialties, country ham sandwiches, funnel cakes, and more! Heritage
quilts on display, a parade, music, games, pony rides and fun for the whole
- Clay County Golden Delicious Festival - mid-September: September
18-21, 2008; September 17-20, 2009; September 16-19, 2010.
PO Box 416, Clay, WV 25043. Phone: 304-587-4455 (William Dunn). Email:
Cook-Off-Sunday September 18th: Best Chili wins $1000.00.
Schedule of events. Recognizes Clay county as the birthplace of the
Golden Delicious apple. Parades, fireworks, music, archery shoot, chili
cook-off, ox roast, baking contests, outdoor drama, ox roast, baking
contests, outdoor drama, bike trek, apple butter making, duck race, bingo,
amusement rides, quilt show!
Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival - held on a weekend in mid
Martinsburg, WV. One of West Virginia's largest festivals. Email:
Apple Pie Baking Contest,
Apple Trample, Free Live Entertainment, Great Pancake Breakfasts, Car
Fireworks Great Family Entertainment, And don't miss the coronation of Queen
Pomona XXVI! See the
Schedule of Events. For more than 25 years, the Mountain Sate Apple
Harvest Festival has celebrated the rich agricultural heritage of this part
of West Virginia, highlighting the role of the apple in that tradition.
Farm Apple Festivals
In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own apple festivals.
See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them
until the end of May). They usually have PYO apples then, too.
Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making
directions at the bottom of the page.
- We will be adding these as we find them; Please write me,
if you know of any to add!
Related Apple Information: Freezing, Making Jam,
Canning, Apple Pies, Recipes and More
Also, see our pages on easy illustrated apple
Recipes and Canning directions
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!