Apple Butter Days - October 20 & 21, 2018


As part of Batesville’s premier fall event we cut wood for the fires, haul tents and chairs, peel and slice 66 bushels of apples, stir, prepare and serve breakfast, can, label, and clean up – and every other task. We use two 100 gallon kettles - and produce around 180 gallons of butter.

Many long-time regulars participate as do newer locals and “greater Batesvillians” - and the youth of Batesville make a HUGE contribution. The apple peeling and grinding team will finish before 5:00 pm; we rely especially on the evening and early morning stirrers.  Breakfast is always very popular (workers eat FREE) while local musicians serenade the crowd.. The canning and jarring production usually finishes by noon.  Everyone from near (and some from afar) join in the peeling, stirring and canning – this year we will need all hands on deck (the field).

All monies raised from the event go to support local groups

Many thanks to Crown Orchard for donating the apples. Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie for nighttime pizzas for the stirrers.  Twin Oaks Community Foods gives us wonderful veggie sausage for breakfast. A friend donates pumpkins and squash for sale.  The Batesville Market is our mainstay with much support (and coffee!) 

And we are SO appreciative of Charlie Page’s and Leslie Andrus’ generous use of their field year after year.

Apple Butters Days ScheduleFlyer

Batesville residents have been making apple butter as a fundraising endeavor since 1975. It is the community’s premier fall event.

Dan Johnson 2012

Diane Lewis 2011

Diane Lewis 2013