2017-10-04 / News

Apple Butter Festival street information

Boy Scout Troop 12 will manage a parking lot to the north of town on U.S. Silica grounds. The festival will provide a free trolley shuttle into the festival. A handicapped accessible shuttle will run from the Senior Center to Berkeley Springs State Park.

Due to heavy traffic expected Apple Butter weekend, October 6, 7 and 8 the following changes in Berkeley Springs streets and parking will be in effect:

Closed all day Friday, October 6 — The gravel parking lot across from the Courthouse and the Courthouse parking lot. At 5 p.m. West Fairfax Street from Wilkes to Washington and East Fairfax Street from Washington to Mercer will be closed. Booths will be setting up in these areas.

Saturday and Sunday, October 7-9 — All streets closed leading to the gravel parking lot across from the Courthouse, Fairfax Street from Wilkes to Mercer, Bath Street from Washington to Mercer and Congress Street from Washington to Mercer.

During festival hours there will be no parking on Washington Street from the Berkeley Springs State Park to Union or on Fairfax Street from Wilkes to Green Street.

Mercer Street — will be one way South from Independence to Route 9 East with parking only on the West side of the street. The area across from the Presbyterian Church will have no parking.

Green Street — will be one way North from Martinsburg Road to Independence with parking only on the East side of the street.

Bath Street — will be closed to traffic and parking Friday evening through Sunday.

Wilkes Street — will be closed to through traffic during festival hours from Congress to Fairfax Street.

Congress Street — will be closed to through traffic during festival hours from Washington to Mercer Streets.

All traffic will be stopped on Washington Street (U.S. Route 522) between Broadway and Williams Street at 9 a.m. for the Apple Butter Festival parade.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Reserve and Town of Bath will patrol these areas. The public is urged to cooperate with measures to reduce congestion and make the festival a safe experience for everyone.

Town residents are urged to block off driveway entrances but roping off sections of parking on public streets is not permitted.

Local nonprofit youth organizations operate a series of parking lots on the edges of the festival.

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