Apple Butter Days in Mt. Vernon, Mo, definitely brought out hundreds and thousands of folks to the Square this weekend, October 7, 8, and 9th. Rick and I enjoyed a quick drive from Springfield, Mo, only about 25 minutes on I-44 to get the festivities.
As a child, I had attended the Apple Butter Days as my family had a farm in Mt. Vernon. I was a part of the Brownies and I remember having to sell kind of crafts that we had made. So, after some discussion of what to do with our Saturday, we headed off to Apple Butter Days.
Finding a parking place was a little challenging as everyone parked on the streets in front of the houses that lined the streets. It was a beautiful Saturday day, and the walk of ten blocks was fine with us. Once we arrived, there was tent after tent and food trailer after food trailer. Butter corn on the cob on a stick, foot long corn dogs, loose meat sandwiches, the best fried pototoes, cotton candy, chicken nachos, the decisions were many. We had to skip the fried Oreos and twinkles, and we settled on Cinnamon Roasted Cashews. They were so delicious, we got a bag to take home and enjoy.
There were many craft booths, several leather shops, jeweler’s shops, and candle booths. We had a good time watching them make Apple Butter by the Courthouse, listening to the bluegrass music, and watching everyone play Bingo.
The Mt. Vernon Apple Butter Days were not the same as I remembered as a child, but I definitely enjoyed the Mt. Vernon Apple Butter Days 2011, it was a great day with my boyfriend, Rick!