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Apple Butter Makin' Days Comes to Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON, Mo. – One of Missouri’s most popular festivals is back for the weekend. Apple Butter Makin’ Days, held on the Mt. Vernon square, draws in about 45,000 people in for the three day weekend.
MT. VERNON, Mo. – One of Missouri’s most popular festivals is back for the weekend. Apple Butter Makin’ Days, held on the Mt. Vernon square, draws in about 45,000 people for the three day weekend.

The main attraction is apple butter, cooked using century-old methods in huge copper kettles over open fires. Look for this attraction on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn, starting just after dawn and continuing until early mid-afternoon.

The weekend’s activities include contests from pie eating to bubble gum blowing, kid’s activities, vendor booths and more. Don’t forget about the food, local organizations and churches will provide lots of choices.

Entertainment includes old time fiddle and folk music, the Apple Butter Queen crowning, and a baby show. Businesses decorate their store windows with displays of antique furniture and collectibles, and some people still dress in costumes of the era.

Apple Butter Makin’ Days is one of Mt. Vernon’s biggest annual events. The sale of apple butter helps fund charitable projects and provides a boost to the local economy.

The Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce has asked all visitors to leave their pets at home for the remainder of the weekend.

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