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Apple Week

THIS EVENT IS PAST. For current events follow this link: EVENTS


Wednesday, September 14 – Saturday, September 17, 2022Apple Butter Making 165  400x400
Wed. - Fri. 10:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What better way to welcome in the fall season than with a week dedicated to apples! Sauder Village will be highlighting this favorite fall fruit throughout the week with special apple-themed recipes in our historic homes and hands-on apple activities for all ages to enjoy. Visitors will be able to visit our 140-year-old cider mill and guests will want to stop by the Doughbox Bakery to take home some delicious apple treats!

Activities planned for this week include:
- Apple-themed games and activities on the Village Green
- Help dry apples, roll out pie dough, and pack apples for the winter!
- Cider Pressing Demonstrations - watch as we press apples into cider
- Apple-themed recipes will be prepared in the historic homes including apple butter rolls, apple pandowdy, apple grunt, and apple cakes.
- Apple Lacing Craft at Little Pioneers Homestead
- Apple Stamping Craft at the District 16 School
- Apple Treats - There will be apple dumplings, apple pies, apple cake donuts, apple fritters and other tasty treats for guests to purchase at the Doughbox Bakery. Apple desserts will be available at the Barn Restaurant and guests can purchase apple cider and apple cider milkshakes at the Soda Fountain.

Saturday, September 17 is also Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day event. A nationwide event, Museum Day allows free admission to Sauder Village to visitors presenting a Museum Day ticket (or admission to other participating museum or cultural institutions)! Museum Day represents Smithsonian’s commitment to making learning and knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants across the country. Museum Day Live tickets may be downloaded at  Visitors who present the Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two people at Sauder Village. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.