37th annual Applefest to ring in the fall during first weekend in October

Applefest Grand Marshall Apple Annie waves to the crowd during the 2014 parade. Photo by Scott Bolthouse.

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor

The community’s small-town charm and friendly spirit will be on display during the first weekend in October as Applefest fills the streets of downtown New Boston for the 37th straight year.

The festival’s hours are set for Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is located at 37283 Huron River Drive.

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.

During the festival, a  a community-themed parade will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday of the event, starting at the entrance of Huron Metropark on Waltz Road, and will continue over the bridge into downtown New Boston, straight up Huron River Drive where it ends.

A stage in the heart of the festival will offer multiple musical performances and dancing 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 a carnival with 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.

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