The 2018 Apple Harvest Festival will be held on the town green over two weekends. Weekend One: Friday, Sept. 28, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 30, noon to 7 p.m. Weekend Two: Friday, Oct. 5, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, noon to 5 p.m.
NOW thru SEPT. 21
GRANNY APPLE CONTEST. Submit essays to Town Hall, Recreation Dept. office. Open to Southington children in grades 4-6. Essays should explain why you’re granny should be the “Granny Apple” of the Apple Harvest Festival. Entries must be in the child’s handwriting and not to exceed 150 words. Essays should include author’s first and last name, school, grade, home address, and daytime phone number and the first and last name of the grandmother. The winner and the Granny Apple will be introduced at the festival’s opening ceremonies and will appear in the parade. Questions: Chris Palmieri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
FIREWORKS. 9 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
APPLE HARVEST PARADE. 2 p.m. on the town green. (Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 6).
YOUTH BOOTH ARTISTS. The Apple Harvest Festival is looking for middle school and high school entrepreneurs to showcase business services and products they’ve developed as well as student artists (middle and high schools) to display or sell their artwork, including paintings, ceramics, wood, and metal art. Contact: ahfestival@ southington.org