Apple Harvest Festival

Saucier named as Grand Marshal of the Apple Harvest parade

September 21, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Recently retired Youth Services Director Sue Saucier has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s Apple Harvest Festival Parade by the Apple Harvest Festival Executive Committee. “Sue is the perfect person,” AHF co-chair Cheryl Lounsbury said in a press release. Saucier said that Town Councilman Tom Lombardi called her…

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Apple Harvest listings for the Sept. 23 edition

September 21, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
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The 48th annual Apple Harvest Festival is scheduled on two weekends, Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9. The annual, family-oriented event attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors annually to the town green. The festival offers a wide variety of live music and entertainment, food, contests, crafts, children’s…

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Apple Harvest listings for the Sept. 16 edition

September 14, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

The 48th annual Apple Harvest Festival is scheduled on two weekends, Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9. The annual, family-oriented event attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors annually to the town green. The festival offers a wide variety of live music and entertainment, food, contests, crafts, children’s…

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Apple Harvest bed race seeks competitors

September 8, 2016
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Registration is underway for the annual Apple Harvest Festival bed race to be held on the first weekend of the festival. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1. Beds will be reviewed and judged on Center Street at 12:30 p.m. Races will begin at 2 p.m. on Main Street, in front of the First…

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Queen for a day? More like hostess for a year

September 8, 2016
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This year’s Apple Harvest Hostesses are already hard at work. From left, Ariel Perry, Carson Stifel, Leanne Raymond, Katerina Belales, Olivia Thomas, Allie Carta, and Lindsay Marziarz.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER They can be seen wandering throughout the Apple Harvest Festival, offering information about the event and pointing out directions. They are staples at local events, donning sashes to mingle with residents and champion the local fair. Many a local girl has dreamed of sitting atop the float, waving to onlookers…

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Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Hostess chair Alyssa Pappas knows the work that goes into it

September 2, 2016
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Former Apple Harvest hostess and queen Alyssa Pappas, above center, has been assisting hostesses ever since her reign ended.

The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2016 event runs from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Jim Champagne has been the face of the festival for 9 years

August 26, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2016 event runs from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade…

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Apple Harvest Festival adds new features for visitors

August 24, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER No time is being wasted in the makings of this year’s Apple Harvest Festival, especially with the addition of a lot of new features and exciting components. The 48th annual event is sure to please all ages with its food, arts and crafts, parade, vendors, and more. Festival Coordinator Jim…

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Apple Harvest Road Race registration is underway

August 4, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
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  The Southington Community YMCA will be conducting its 37th annual Apple Harvest Festival Road Race event on Sunday, Oct. 2. Registration for the 5 Mile, 5K, 2 Mile Walk, and Little Fritter Run is now open. Cost for the 5-mile and the 5K events is still $22 for pre-registrants ($27 on race day). The…

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Is your Granny a ‘Good Apple?’: Apple Harvest Festival essay contest is underway

July 7, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Calling all grandchildren, it’s almost time to nominate your “Granny” for the annual “Granny Apple” contest tradition. If you have a grandmother who bakes the best apple pies, tells the best stories, or is just overall the best grandma in town, put a pen to paper and tell the town why. The…

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