All about Apple butter: Every Columbus Day weekend since 1974, Berkeley Springs has put homemade apple butter front and center, and this year’s free Apple Butter Festival likely will again draw thousands of visitors. The fun starts with a kickoff parade at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues with live music, an art and crafts show, food vendors, sidewalk sales, special restaurant deals, plus old-fashioned contests in hog calling, egg tossing and more. The fun continues through 5 p.m. Sunday. For more details, go online to www.berkeleysprings.com/apple or find Apple Butter Festival, WV on Facebook.
Game time: Antelope pastrami, wild boar goulash, roasted rabbit, seared pheasant, elk, venison and other unusual fare all are part of the Wild Game Festival, a Bavarian Inn tradition that dates back three decades. To see the full menu and get other details on Shepherdstown’s famed inn, go to the Bavarian’s website, www.bavarianinnwv.com or connect with the Bavarian on Facebook.
Photos from 250th: Images from a new, limited-edition book highlighting Shepherdstown’s 250th birthday celebration will go on display at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the opening reception at The Bridge Gallery at 8566 Shepherdstown Pike. Copies of the book also will be for sale. Shepherd University professor Benita Keller directed the project, which includes photographs by Krista Healy, Deborah Westphal, Heidi Geraci, Stephen Schaefer, Kristian Thacker, Carl Schultz, Amanda Hamlin and Sue Silver. Saturday’s reception ends at 7:30 p.m., but the exhibit runs through Oct. 28. For details on the Jefferson County Photography Project, go to Facebook, jeffersoncountyphotographyproject.com or contact Benita Keller at email@example.com. For more on the exhibition, contact Kathryn Burns at gallery (304-866-2300or bridgegalleryandframing.com).