Apple Harvest Festival

Apple Harvest bed races: The laziest race in the world

October 8, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER A break in the weather allowed the team from Southington Fire Department, Co. 5, located on River Street, to slip and slide their way through the downtown course. On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Apple Harvest Festival bed races returned after two years of weather cancellations. Click to enlarge

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Apple Harvest Festival survives a rainy first weekend

October 8, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER   Despite the less-than-ideal weather on Friday and Saturday which brought cold wind and rain to the downtown streets, loyal festival goers didn’t break tradition. Friday’s opening ceremonies were postponed until Saturday, but otherwise, the first three days of the two-weekend festival went on as planned. Thousands of Southington residents gathered downtown…

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2015 Apple Harvest Parade: Growing (and harvesting) community pride

October 8, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Members of Southington’s Lewis Educational Agricultural Farm (L.E.A.F.) cheer to the crowd from their float in the Apple Harvest Festival parade. The community-supported farm, formerly the historic Lewis Family Farm, harvests more than 200 varieties of fresh produce each year. What better way to celebrate this year’s theme of “Growing Community Pride”…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Joanne Salerno just loves the Apple Harvest parade

October 2, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2015 event runs from Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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Apple Harvest Gala marks the start of the festival season

October 1, 2015
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Apple Harvest Festival Coordinator Jim Champagne and Apple Harvest Hostess Chair Alyssa Anne Pappas, left, shower the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival Queen Rebecca Caisse, center, with her crown, flowers, and sash during the annual Apple Harvest Gala on Thursday, Sept. 24. The annual gala kicks off the local festival.

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The changes of the fall season are upon us, but one thing remains constant in the town of Southington. The tradition of the Apple Harvest Festival will be in full swing beginning this weekend. The unofficial start came on Thursday, Oct. 24 with the annual Apple Harvest Gala at the Aqua Turf.…

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Apple Harvest parking available on High Street

September 30, 2015
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If you are interested in the closest parking to the Apple Fritter booth at the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival, visit the Southington Land Trust in the High Street parking lot across from the YMCA. Parking will be available for a $5 donation to the Southington Land Trust. Here are the hours: Friday, Oct. 2, from…

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Follow the yellow shoe prints

September 25, 2015
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Southington Community and Cultural Arts (SoCCA) will host a shoe parade with creatively designed sneakers will be on display in 20 local businesses during the Apple Harvest festival.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Residents can follow yellow shoe prints in and out of local businesses during this year’s Apple Harvest Festical, thanks to the Shoe Parade, a new project by the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA.) In an attempt to bring “foot traffic”—quite literally—to shops in downtown Southington and Plantsville, SoCCA has provided a way…

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Apple Harvest Festival parking restrictions announced

September 23, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced the following parking restrictions for the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival: From Friday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 11, there will be no parking on either side of the following streets: Merrell Avenue Oak Street Academy Lane Academy Street North Liberty Street Vermont…

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Apple Harvest urges visitors to visit sponsors for fun, food, and samples

September 19, 2015
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The 2015 Apple Harvest Festival will be here soon, and over the first two weekends in October festival goers will find a host of fun and surprises. While enjoying the time catching up with friends and exploring all that the festival has to offer, organizers ask that visitors visit the festival sponsors. Located on ‘Sponsor…

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Legion welcomes crafters at Apple Harvest Festival

September 19, 2015
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
64 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-4243

Attention Crafters: The American Legion Auxiliary Kiltonic Post 72 will be hosting the annual craft fair during both weekends of the Apple Harvest Festival. From Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, crafters will be located in the upstairs hall of the American Legion Home, located on…

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