Apple Butter Makin’ Days kicks off to a cold start

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MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) - Friday’s cold weather didn’t stop one of the best-known fall festivals in the Ozarks. The Chairman of Mount Vernon’s Apple Butter Makin' Days actually said a little chill in the air helps them get a bigger crowd. “The cooler weather, people like to come out, they'll go over and watch them make apple butter,” said Mike Tebow.

Tebow said Friday is one of their biggest days of the weekend considering school is out for the day. “Thousands of kids out there probably just doing all the different games." In total, organizers are expecting more than 100,000 visitors for the event.

The 53rd Annual Apple Butter Makin’ Days starts Friday, October 11 at 9:00 a.m. and will stay open until 6:00 p.m that night. The festival will reopen Saturday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The festival will close Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.