Crowds dauntless sleet for annual Apple Butter Festival

October 9, 2016 - garden totes

“We play Dixieland and early jazz, as good as complicated jazz,” Hott said. “The musicians can perform a whole range, from progressing jazz to modern.”

The band was recently looking for a singer, and Hott sang with them a integrate times final year. Now she’s a featured vocalist.

The Ice House grass was a site of a initial time drink garden featuring qualification beers. Three internal vendors set up, charity a far-reaching preference of informal beers and tough cider, including beers from internal brewery, Berkeley Springs Brewing Company.

There were several new humanities and crafts vendors lined up, including several who demonstrated their work. One new workman and businessman to a festival was from northern Virginia. Karen Screptock owns Hummingbird Hill Custom Creations, and was in a counter with her crony Kim Garten.

“I got started given we adore creation things and don’t have room in my home now for all a things we make,” Screptock said. “(Garten) is a unchanging during this festival and is my mentor.”

Screptock is impending retirement and was looking for an activity. She likes to collect aged selected stable timber and repurpose it. She paints signs and puts aged hooks on them, creates glassware and sells valuables and other accessories.

“I adorn glassware with vinyl designs added. we pattern on a mechanism module and have a appurtenance that cuts a vinyl out. we request it to opposite apparatus and do palm shine on a bottom of some eyeglasses or bottles. It takes 3 days to put a layers on of a glitter. You have to do it one day during a time and it takes 30 days to heal it,” Screptock said.

Garten sells scarves, bags, totes and jewelry. Her son creates lamps, and his girlfriend, Screptock’s daughter, palm paints booze glasses.

“I’ve got duffle bags, totes, application bags and wallets,” Garten said. “I’ve been doing a Apple Butter Festival for 10 years.”

For Screptock, a Apple Butter Festival is some-more of a training experience.

“This is my second tangible qualification show,” Screptock said. “We did Apple Blossom in Winchester, Virginia, and it rained there, too, though people are here. They’re sturdy. They come out anyway.”

Keshia’s Kakes, owned by Keshia Schoenadel, is a unchanging businessman during a Apple Butter Festival. Schoenadel has a bakery in Berkeley Springs and operates by appointment.

“I do especially wedding, birthday and specialty cakes. For a Apple Butter Festival, we do apple everything,” Schoenadel said.  “We have apple streusel bread, apple cake and apple butter cupcakes with caramel brownish-red sugarine frosting, among other items. We also have potato candy, carrot cupcakes with pineapple, coconut and pecans, and pepperoni rolls.”

One competence not consider of anything outlandish for a tumble festival featuring apple butter, though a crowds incited out to see a Bellysima Bellydancers. The dancers perform intermittently in Berkeley Springs.

The Morgan County Community Extension Outreach Service (CEOS) is one of a inductees into a Apple Butter Hall of Fame. Members rode a boyant in a morning’s parade.

“We’ve been doing a baking competition given 1975,” pronounced Joyce Bonner, who was offered baked products with associate members Mary Wolfe and Tina Bonner. “All a baked products are donations and we sell them to lift income for CEOS.”

Entrants in a Apple Butter baking competition contingency use possess recipes and embody apples in a baked good. They contention their recipe and juicy provide to a row of judges.

“We bake any year, too,” Bonner said. “We sell and buy any others stuff.”

She pronounced a deduction of this baking competition go to a CEOS Council. They reason a yearly conference, and a CEOS pays for first-timers to attend a discussion from proceeds.

The festival continues during noon Sunday with apple butter creation in a square, humanities and crafts, and all kinds of food. Featured party will be Marv Ashby and High Octane. The festival closes during 5 p.m.

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