Enon Apple Butter Festival is canceled

Shannon Webb takes a turn at stirring one of the giant kettles of apple butter cooking over an open fire at the 2019 Enon Apple Butter Festival Saturday. Organizers have canceled this year’s festival due to the coronavirus pandemic. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
Shannon Webb takes a turn at stirring one of the giant kettles of apple butter cooking over an open fire at the 2019 Enon Apple Butter Festival Saturday. Organizers have canceled this year’s festival due to the coronavirus pandemic. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Enon would have been celebrating its 41st Enon Apple Butter Festival this year, but due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the popular event has been canceled, according to the Enon Historical Society, which organizes the festival.

Originally scheduled to take place on Oct. 10 and 11, the festival usually gathers a large crowd of people looking to revel in apple butter in its various forms.

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No dates have been set for next year’s celebrations.

The festival features homemade apple butter cooked over open fires and has attracted thousands of people over the years, festivals organizers said in a news release.

The Barry Research Center, Enon Historical Society’s headquarters, remains available to the public. Visitors can find holiday gifts, the history book “Our Heritage: Enon, Ohio and Mad River Twp. and T-shirts and sweatshirts.

The center also includes a historic log house and the large archaic Native American Adena mound.

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Organizers said Santa is still scheduled to make an appearance at the center this year.

For more information about the Enon Apple Butter Festival, visit the Enon Community Historical Society’s website.