"Lights .... Camera .... APPLES" is the theme of this years Southington Apple Harvest Festival. It starts this weekend on Friday October 1st, 2010 at 5pm!
We LOVE the Southington Apple Harvest Festival. This annual family friendly eventspans the first 2 weekends in October. It's time to get ready for 6 days of fun, food, live entertainment, crafts and so much more!
This very special community event couldn't take place without the generous support of local organizations, businesses and volunteers - which makes Southington a wonderful community to visit and even better place to live.
Admission is FREE!
Live Entertainment is FREE!
Fireworks display is FREE!
There will be FREE parking at Southington High School on Saturdays and Sundays and FREE Shuttle Service to the festival!
The festival will take place in the heart of downtown Southington Connecticut and attracts 100,000+ visitors every year. There's a wide range of activities to enjoy including, contests, road races, carnival rides, shopping, arts & crafts and more. Here's the schedule of events for the first weekend of the Southington Apple Harvest Festival:
Friday October 1:
6:00pm Opening Ceremonies
Saturday October 2:
11:00am Apple Pie Baking Contest (pre-registration required) Slices will be sold to benefit Bread for Life
12:15pm Apple Pie Eating Contest
1:00pm Apple Fritter Eating Contest
2:00pm Annual Bed Races on Main Street
9:00pm Fireworks Display (Sponsored by Shop Rite) rain date 10/9
Sunday October 3:
9:00am 5 mile race, 5K race, 2 mile walk/run and the Little Fritter Fun Run (sponsored by the YMCA and The Southington Chamber of Commerce)
2:00pm 42nd Annual Apple Harvest Parade rain date 10/10 at 2pm
Click here for more details about the days' events.
Of course no trip to the Southington Apple Harvest Festival would be complete without visiting Zion Lutheran Church APPLE FRITTER BOOTH! There's always a line but trust me - those fritters are definitely worth waiting for!
Here's the schedule for the Zion APPLE FRITTER BOOTH:
Fri. 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Sat. 9:00am to 9:00pm
Sun. 8:00am to 7:00pm
During the week
Mon. Tues & Thurs. 6:00am to 7:00pm (those fritters are so good it's the only booth that stays open during the week!)
Fri. 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sat. 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sun. 12:00 to 7:00 pm
Be sure to visit "Oktoberfest" at the Elks Lodge, Crafts and Food at First Congregational Church, The Masonic Lodge on Apple Alley, "The Home & Business Expo" and the Southington Barnes Museum. I hope to see you there!!
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