Download the new Apple Harvest parade app beginning Oct. 1

Apple Harvest Festival

Apple Harvest Festival

BlumShapiro Consulting will introduce a new feature to this year’s Southington Apple Harvest Festival (AHF) with the new “Get Fest” application.

Get Fest is a web-based app that allows the parade committee, volunteers and participants to view the float drop off locations, road closure points and other critical event details.

“As we approach our 50th anniversary, the committee continues to look for ways to retain our small-town feel while providing the best experience possible for our visitors,” AHF coordinator Jim Champagne said in a press release. “Our attendance grows each year, and we need tools to engage and assist them as they navigate through the festival.  Get Fest will start with the parade and evolve to include other elements of the festival such as vendor locations and event schedules.”

To download the Get Fest app go to or watch for the link on the Apple Harvest Festival Facebook page.

“We are excited to deliver this tracker to the Apple Harvest Festival.  It is the first of its kind in Connecticut and the feedback we receive from the parade spectators and participants will help us to fine tune the application and build on it for future years”, Hector Luciano, manager at BlumShapiro Consulting, said in the release.

To keep the information up to date, parade chaperones will be stationed at the start of each division, as well as at the end of the parade.  At pre-determined locations on the route they will transmit an update allowing spectators to follow the progress of the parade.

Also, a full parade lineup will be provided, which will break down the parade by division and positions along the parade route.

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