Legend of the Fall

Mt. Vernon hosts best attended Apple Butter Makin’ Days ever
Despite, or possibly because of, unseasonably warm temperatures last weekend, the 55th Apple Butter Makin’ Days festival in Mt. Vernon was a monster hit. In fact, it was possibly the largest turnout in its 55-year history.
The three-day affair brought in an estimated 90,000-100,000 attendees.
“It was the best crowd ever,” said Apple Butter Makin’ Days Committee Chairman Mike Tebow. “We couldn’t ask for better weather. We had a couple people get overheated, but if anything, the wind was the problem.”
Tebow said the crowd was so ready to spend money that six crafters had to close early because they ran out of products, and the same went for a few food vendors.
In total, there were 227 crafters in 351 spaces; and 32 food vendors in 70 spaces.
Tebow was elated with the overall success of this year’s celebration.
“The (ABMD) committee did an excellent job. In my 31 years of being on the committee, I’d say the crafts were the best ever. The biggest surprise I saw was the fact that the crowd stayed big all day and was still coming in after 5 p.m.”


Lawrence County Record

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Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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