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Apple Butter Festival

Come celebrate the fall season with us at our annual Apple Butter Festival! Enjoy a wagon ride through camp, sample tasty apple butter, grab a home-cooked meal, and let the kids have fun in the supervised children’s activity area. 

Your support of this festival will help us provide camperships at HopeWood Pines. We hope to see you there!


HopeWood Pines


October 8, 2023
11:00 am – 3:00 pm




Activities for all ages


  • Children’s activity area
  • Local vendors
  • Food and refreshments
  • Games
  • Contests
  • Freshly made apple butter
  • Gaga ball
  • Hay rides
  • Hiking
  • Music
  • Nature activities

What is a campership?

At our annual Apple Butter Festival, we raise funds for camp scholarships (camperships). Your support can make a big difference — just $590 can send a child to summer camp, and $2,235 can send a family of four to camp at Luther. 

Last year, thanks to your generosity, 269 campers were able to attend camp. Help us make camp accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Every contribution matters — thank you for your support!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! For the day of the festival, volunteers are needed to provide:

  • Activity support including face painting, crafts, games, and projects 
  • Food support including serving and cooking
  • General support including  setup, parking lot greeters, cashiers, and help with the auctions

Volunteers can choose to arrive either on Friday evening or Saturday morning. Free lodging is available for volunteers who stay over Friday or Saturday nights.

Feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have about volunteering:  

Phone: (419) 864-8030

You can contact our office at:  

Phone: (419) 864-8030