Groveport’s Apple Butter Day 2022

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Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
Julia Lokai demonstrated how to comb wool and then spin the wool into threads of yarn at Groveport’s Apple Butter Day, held Oct. 8 at Heritage Park. This was the 49th year for the event which features tasty apple butter cooked over an open fire, music, homemade crafts, historical demonstrations, hayrides, pony rides, kids’ activities, antique tractors, fishing derby, food vendors, and more.
Bob Cramer of Groveport took a turn stirring the apple butter as it cooked.
Andrea Burton scoops up some homemade cinnamon ice cream in the log house in Heritage Park. The ice cream was made in a hand cranked ice cream machine.
This goat poked his head through the fence to say hello. It was one of several animals at the petting zoo at Apple Butter Day.
Sharon Mech demonstrated how to operate a spinning wheel in the log house.
Wade and Darr performed on the Heritage Park stage.
Phil Jones turns the crank while Stephanie Menches feeds ears of corn into a corn sheller. The sheller mechanically removes the kernals of corn from the cob.
Several antique tractors were on display, including several John Deere and Minneapolis-Moline models as well as a very old Farmall.
A youth guide beckons Apple Butter Day visitors to stop by the Ohio and Erie Canal era Sharp’s Landing building, located across from the log house. The building includes a smokehouse, ice house, and bakery that once served people on canal boats passing through the area.

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