SHOW ME ST. LOUIS- The biggest apple butter festival around will soon take center stage in a town with a population less than 200. The townspeople started making apple butter in 1976 as a fundraiser to keep the Kimmswick Historical Society Museum up and running. Today the proceeds still help keep the small town museum open.
"It's just amazing in a town that has 160 residents that we could have possibly 150 to 200,000 people in two days here in Kimmswick," said Mary Hostetter, Blue Owl.
About 25 volunteers will turn 20 bushels of apples into apple butter. With help from an area farm, there will be plenty to go around.
"I think it's a tremendous success. We have a lot of good friends who we've always counted on to buy our apple butter," explained Nadine Garland, Kimmswick Historical Society.
The Apple Butter Festival is going on Saturday and Sunday in downtown Kimmswick. For more information head to www.visitkimmswick.com.