SALEM, W.Va. – The Salem Apple Butter Festival has been canceled for the second straight year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a Facebook post from festival chairman Gary Martin, the board of directors made the decision amid concerns related to variant infections of COVID-19. The festival had been scheduled to be held Oct. 7–10.
The post states that the board took input from the Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department and considered the current spread of the virus before making this decision.
Last year’s festival was canceled in May 2020.