Salem Applebutter Festival Mess

Salem Applebutter Festival Mess

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disgusted

Valley Head, WV

#1 Apr 3, 2010
I have been attending the Applebutter Festival for years as a vendor. I happen to be online and I found this site and just thought I finally should take my fustrutation out on this blog. I have been very disgusted for the last several years at the festival, I have noticed a sharp decline in the attendance and the attitude of the staff of the festival. I am so tired of being moved year after year they have no idea where they are going to put you it is the most confusing and unorganized situation I have ever seen. When you try to talk to the guy in charge he starts running his mouth like he knows everything. I have decided this year I will not be coming back to the Salem Applebutter Festival because I really don't want to hear the same garbage and be treated the same way as I have been year after year. My plan is to write the chairman of the festival and recomend strongly he get some new people into his organization because what he has is killing the festival and in my opinion they are doing a very poor job of maintaining the quality and the proper attitude that the Salem Festival requires. I will be heading to the Forest Festival to be treated fairly.
yes

Valley Head, WV

#2 Apr 3, 2010
Iagree new leadership!
like

Valley Head, WV

#3 Apr 4, 2010
the festival has been in bad shape for years
law

New Caney, TX

#4 Apr 4, 2010
Thank good old Gary Martin
la gear

Valley Head, WV

#5 Apr 4, 2010
Gary does a great job it is the rest of the cmt that needs a change.
Person1

Valley Head, WV

#6 Apr 4, 2010
Gary is the only reason we have a festival
Person1

Valley Head, WV

#7 Apr 4, 2010
he does a great job we need more garys in salem
bje

New Caney, TX

#8 Apr 5, 2010
I hate the apllebutter festival theres nothing there but bees and smoke. the fireworks scare my animals to death the trash left behind is appalling and for what? Ive never seen a more unorganized festival and my god that parade why even bother 1 high school band(A thank you to LIBERTY HS) and then to mix it in with a bunch of college students for there homecoming and they dont even care about the town. the store decorating contest needs to be for the homes too . WHY is it always the same bunch making applebutter anyway?
raining

Valley Head, WV

#9 Apr 5, 2010
i heard last year was it for the festival is that true?
raining

Valley Head, WV

#10 Apr 5, 2010
?
tired

Valley Head, WV

#11 Apr 5, 2010
The festival is a good thing but has showed much less bennefit over the last several years.
snowdrift

Valley Head, WV

#12 Apr 11, 2010
I tried to help with the festival and I was treated like I was a second class citizen by those old people that run the thing. I decided I would never volunteer again helping with it, to me anymore it is a waste of time. I went down last year and same old stuff nothing new, no method to the booths, the parade was not all that great and only three booths making apple butter the founder of the festivals would be mighty upset to see what it has become.

Since: Dec 09

Clear Spring, MD

#13 May 5, 2010
bje wrote:
I hate the apllebutter festival theres nothing there but bees and smoke. the fireworks scare my animals to death the trash left behind is appalling and for what? Ive never seen a more unorganized festival and my god that parade why even bother 1 high school band(A thank you to LIBERTY HS) and then to mix it in with a bunch of college students for there homecoming and they dont even care about the town. the store decorating contest needs to be for the homes too . WHY is it always the same bunch making applebutter anyway?
Wow...The parade only has one high school band? Cause, I'm sure I see Blue and Green marching(RCB), and Green and White(DCHS). But, only Liberty marches? When did that happen? Cause, I know that Doddridge and RCB marched last year. I was there. And the year before that. I marched with Doddridge. But, only Liberty marches? I must not have the power to see into the future and know that only Liberty will be marching next year. But wait! Something's coming to me. Yes...The DCHS band director has decided that the Doddridge County Marching Band of Pride will be marching at the Applebutter Festival next year. So do us a favor the next time you decided that only Liberty deserves some thanks. Take into consideration that Liberty isn't the only school around.

Lerris B.

PS.
If I missed any high school that marches along with RCB and DCHS, please excuse me. But they were the names that came to mind quickest.
here u go

Valley Head, WV

#14 May 5, 2010
you forgot south harrison but Liberty is our home school and they need thanked as all school bands that participate we are just a little more proud of liberty than most.
lol

Valley Head, WV

#15 May 5, 2010
The guy in charge of the booths is a jerk he needs to leave.
bje

New Caney, TX

#16 May 6, 2010
Thank you DCHS band for marching have many pictures and never saw RCB marching. I`m so sorry for forgetting DCHS, please forgive me.
SalemSalem

Ville Platte, LA

#17 May 8, 2010
Doug Brissey?????? P.O.S. His father would turn in his grave.
disgusted

Valley Head, WV

#18 May 8, 2010
I agree , I told Gary Martin I would not be back because of him I was going to go to the forest festival instead and set up there Gary said you cant fire volunteers. He is an idiot and yes his dad was a wonderful person who we all cared about deeply.
wimbecker

Richmond Hill, Canada

#19 Jun 17, 2010
Hopefully things will get worse so the decent folk will stop coming and the BURLY ROUGH TRADE HARD MEN can take over. Imagine a leather pageant followed by a flogging contest with the hottest male slaves in the area. There would be vendors right and left selling lube and poppers. The women would flee in terror and go sit menstruating on the couch watching soap operas while their husbands were involved in the raunchiest action the area has ever seen. We could even invite the Satans Slaves and Nazi Low Riders for a biker rally down main street. They could rev their engines where those buildings burned down.(good riddance)

This Gary does need to step down. I nominate Wim Becker for Apple Butter Chair!
BJE

New Caney, TX

#20 Oct 8, 2010
Seems like this trashy bee filled festival is here again, same ol shit nothing to do but swat yellow jackets Wboy say are town is filled wit the smell of Apple butter but its just smoke not as many cars again this yr im sure no proceeds will go to the city to help like other festivals do wish they would just shut this festival down

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