It’s Apple Stirrin’ Time!



    News-Herald Staff Writer

    UNIONPORT – Apple Stirrin’ Time has been the core of the Unionport community for more than three decades, and next weekend the small Jefferson County town is expected to multiply its size for the fun-filled event.

    Sponsored by Unionport Grange No. 2728, the 32nd annual activity runs Oct. 16-17 at the grounds along County Road 39 outside of Bloomingdale. Free admission and parking are available all weekend with free coffee given on Sunday only.

    Entertainment, good eats, crafters, antique tractors, a cruise-in and much more are scheduled during this two-day apple based event. Unionport is our featured community of the month. You’ll find more about the Apple Stirrin’ Time events and some of the history of Unionport in the October 9 print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.


    1. Fall in rural Ohio. I can still remember, sometime in the very early 1950’s, passing by the weathered wood frame house that was near the junction of what is now called Clearfork Road and Ohio 9. An elderly woman was standing near a slow burning fire, stirring with an apple butter paddle, the contents of a large, cast iron kettle. My father knew who this lady was; being very young, I was surprised to find out that someone actually lived in that weatherbeaten and unpainted house. The lady only seemed to be out during apple butter season—-that she was seemingly never around as our school bus would make that trip to and from Jewett, only added to the mystery.


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