If you’re looking for something fun to do with a little educational twist, Fenner Nature Center is celebrating it’s 45th annual Apple Butter Festival this weekend.
Those who attend can help stir apple butter over an old-fashioned kettle and even try their hand at making apple cider.
It will feature music, basket weaving, pottery throwing and of course all things apple!
Those involved say the Apple Butter Festival is a great way to get out, enjoy the season, and highlight a bit of history.
“What we really like about doing apple butter here is it’s a way to bring the community all together. A lot of times we think back to the past and we think it was a simpler time. Nobody really had anything to do so they could spend these long leisurely hours around the apple butter kettle. But really it’s a great social way to get together in the community and create a product that you all can share,” says Program Manager at Fenner Nature Center, Jenny Mensch.
Organizers say the festival goes through 30 crates of apples donated by MSU each year.
Those apples are used for apple butter and cider.
The event is free Oct. 13-14.
If you’d like to learn more about Michigan’s apple crop this year, click here.