Making apple butter at Little Elk Farm, 1988. Photo from Elk Creek Preservation Society.
AT THE EVENT: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019
Well before dawn, the community begins the apple butter making process by starting up the fires that will slow cook the apples all day to bring out their natural sweetness. Throughout the day, attendees can see, smell, and experience the process — including taking a turn to stir the big copper kettle. The festival also includes traditional Scottish food from the ca. 1797 Wallace Tavern along with Scottish and Irish dancing. Blacksmiths, candlemakers, calligraphers and other artisans will demonstrate their crafts throughout the day, too.
Royal Scottish Country Dancers at the Festival, 1988.
Irish dancers at the Festival, 1983. Photo from Elk Creek Preservation Society.
MORE ABOUT ELKS CREAK PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Elk Creeks Preservation Society was founded in 1977 as an outgrowth of Cecil County’s Bicentennial Committee. Our name is derived from the two branches of the Elk River, the Big Elk Creek, and the Little Elk Creek. We are a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to restore and maintain historic structures and properties within the Elk Creeks watershed, while sharing the knowledge of local history.