Apple Harvest Festival

Mary DeCroce is named festival Grand Marshal

July 26, 2013
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Mary DeCroce

By Ed Harris Editor Mary DeCroce is hoping to take the Batmobile for a ride in the upcoming Apple Harvest Festival parade. DeCroce, a well known community volunteer, was recently selected as the Grand Marshal for the parade. Her duties will include leading off the parade, and her family hopes it will be in the…

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Festival planning is year round effort

July 8, 2013
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By Vannessa Stevens Contributor Planning is underway for Southington’s 45th Apple Harvest Festival. The annual event will take place Oct. 4 to 6 and Oct. 11 to 13. The downtown Southington festival attracts anywhere from 75,000 to 100,000 people every year. It offers food, fun, and live entertainment. It also provides a showcase for local…

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New Apple Harvest Festival hostesses named

June 29, 2013
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By Ed Harris
This year’s Apple Harvest Festival hostesses are, from left, Lindsey Starr, Amanda Pedrak, Lily Herman, Sara Dibenedetto, Natalie Nyerick, Maisey Ayer and Alexa Mosley. Not pictured is Antonia Cavallo.

By Ed Harris Editor Hostesses are a long standing tradition of the Apple Harvest Festival and this year’s group was inspired by the young ladies that came before them. “They’ve been role models,” Natalie Nyerick said of the past hostesses. “I’d like to be that for other people.” There are eight hostesses this year, Natalie,…

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Create the Apple Harvest Festival poster or be a hostess

May 15, 2013
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How would you like the opportunity to design the Southington Apple Harvest Festival 45th Anniversary Poster? Each participant must design a Poster reflecting the 2013 Apple Harvest Festival.  This year’s theme is “A Harvest of Memories.” Posters must include the following information, Southington Apple Harvest Festival heading, the theme “A Harvest of Memories,” utilize four…

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Festival nets over $12,000; Volunteers credited with Apple Harvest success

November 30, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer This year’s Apple Harvest Festival made a profit of over $12,000, according to preliminary financial reports presented to the Town Council Monday night. The detailed breakdown was presented by Councilor Chris Palmieri, who is also the head of the festival’s supervisory committee. He stressed that there was still some updated…

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Festival highlights the arts; Apple Harvest wraps up its final weekend

October 12, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Artists and performers were in the spotlight during the second weekend of this year’s Apple Harvest Festival, which continues to emphasize the artistic side of Southington. “It brings a great added piece to the festival, which keeps getting bigger and better,” said Town Councilor Chris Palmieri, who chairs the event’s…

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Apple Harvest Festival bed races cancelled

October 5, 2012
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After being postponed for a week, in hopes of encouraging more entries, the Apple Harvest Festival bed races have been canceled.

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Photos from the first week of the Apple Harvest Festival

October 5, 2012
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Festival rebounds from a rainy start

October 5, 2012
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By Tammi Naudus
Retired Southington Fire Department Captain Neil Casarella was this year’s parade grand marshal. He rode in an old fashioned fire truck, a bit of a departure from the cars that typically carry the grand marshals through the parade.

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Despite losing a day to rainy weather, the Apple Harvest Festival returned to Southington and was able to offer the popular food and beloved traditions that have been a part of the community for the last 44 years. After hours of pouring rain on Friday afternoon, festival organizers decided to…

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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners capture three of the four event titles

October 4, 2012
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By John Goralski

By John Goralski Sports Writer Elementary school runners gathered in groups of three at the mobile band stage at the town green as winners were announced for the 2012 Apple Harvest Road Race. The crowd of onlookers stretched past the gazebo and across the town green. On Sunday, Apple Harvest Road Race Director John Myers…

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