By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor In Chief
The community’s small-town charm and friendly spirit will be on display this weekend as the Huron Township Applefest fills the streets of downtown New Boston for the 36th straight year.
The festival’s hours are set for Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 37283 Huron River Drive, New Boston, MI, 48164.
A staple in the Huron community that draws thousands of residents from all over the region each fall, Applefest provides two days of fun for the whole family.
Festival visitors can enjoy a community-oriented parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday, which will begin at the entrance of Huron Metropark on Waltz Road, continue over the blue bridge into downtown New Boston and straight up Huron River Drive where it ends.
A fiddlers contest will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Applefest stage where fiddlers will play a waltz, a schottische and a jig in honor of Michigan old-time dancing.
The same stage will also offer multiple musical performances throughout the entire festival.
Other notable festivities include an apple pie eating contest, a street fair where crafts, food and other items are sold and carnival rides and bounce houses for children.
Free parking for the festival is offered along Waltz Road just south of the festival. Paid parking will be offered at St. Stephens Church, 18858 Huron River Drive and Liberty Baptist Church, 18858 Huron River Drive.
For a parking map and more information, visit the Applefest website.