Fine weather sweetened 45th Apple Butter Festival

Flor Lorenzo gets ready to toss candy to the crowd at the Apple Butter Festival parade. photo by Geoff Fox

Empire cheerleaders flew high during the parade. photo by Geoff Fox

A portrait artist sketched festival visitors and beauty queens.

One-Eleven Pottery had finished mugs, bowls and pottery items for sale, and threw new pots during the festival.

A young lady was transformed by a festival face painter on Sunday.

Pooches and animal lovers rolled through the parade on Saturday, in search of homes for the furry ones.

Area firetrucks flashed their way through Saturday’s Apple Butter Festival parade.

The Stotler family kept stirring up apple butter all weekend.