Historic Roscoe Village Festivals & Events

There’s something special about the festivals and events at Historic Roscoe Village. Whether it be the smell of apple butter stirring over an open fire during the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival or the soft singing of Christmas carols and lighting of the Village tree during the Christmas Candlelightings, the annual events at Roscoe Village will keep you coming back year after year!                                                                    

2017 Festivals & Events




48th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival

October 20, 21 & 22, 2017 - 10am to 6pm (Oct. 20 & 21) - 10am to 5pm (Oct. 22)

Historic Roscoe Village Apple Butter
Stirrin’ Festival

Host to a wide variety of artisans, crafters and food vendors, this late October festival celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of autumn. Smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire as you stroll through the street to the tunes of bluegrass and music from days gone-by. Events throughout the weekend include Living History Tours, Spirit of Roscoe lantern tours (Friday & Saturday only), canal boat rides, and a children’s activity area.

Our vendor selection process for the 48th annual Apple Butter Stirrin' will begin in January 2017. We would love for you to apply for a booth space. Download an application below for more information. 

Out-of-Town Crafter Application

Local Crafter Application

Demo Crafter Application 

Food Vendor Application 



"Spirit of Roscoe" Tour 

Thursday thru Saturday each week in October at 1:00 PM

Historic Roscoe Village
Spirit of Roscoe Lamp Lit Tour

$9.95 Adults / $4.95 Students - RVF Members              $13.95 Adults / $6.95 Students - Non-members

Learn about our “spirited” canal town through storytelling of long ago personalities about significant events and curiosities. Hear about Roscoe’s firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, and the horrible tale of the blood-stained Bible. Sense the fear of the cholera epidemic and experience the danger and humor of being a post boy. Join us in this evening lamp lit tour.....if you DARE!  The Spirit of Roscoe Tour will be available on Thursday thru Saturday each week in October at 1:00 PM.  The Spirit of Roscoe Lantern Tour is available by RESERVATION ONLY on Friday and Saturday of the Apple Butter Festival at 7pm.  Call (740) 622-7644/800-877-1830.



Christmas Candlelightings

December 2017 Main Stage — 6pm

Roscoe Village Ohio Chistmas
Candlelighting Festival During the afternoon, guests may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit with Santa, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities.*  In the evening, Roscoe Village celebrates the holiday season with its Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony. Experience the tradition of the Christmas tree lighting and the lighting of each individual candle as everyone softly sings the first verse of  "Silent Night." Admission and parking are free. *Activities vary for each Candlelighting.

Roscoe Village will offer "A Roscoe Christmas" tour during each Candlelighting. Christmas cards, toys, treats, "visions of sugarplums" and letters to Santa -- learn how these holiday traditions were practiced in the 1830s. 

Saturday Tour Times: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm 

Sunday Tour Times: 1:00pm

$9.95 Adults / $4.95 Students - RVF Members       $13.95 Adults / $6.95 Students - Non-members

*A special candlelit evening tour will be available at 7:00pm after the Candlelighting Ceremony and will begin at the Visitor Center. Reservations for the evening tour must be made in advance. Contact the Roscoe Village Visitor Center at 740-622-7644/800-877-1830.


Contact Us

Historic Roscoe Village
The Roscoe Village Foundation, Inc.
600 N. Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
740-622-7644 or 800-877-1830

Roscoe Village Tours
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Call 740-622-7644 or 800-877-1830

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