By Scott Bolthouse — Hub Editor — ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Even though the Waltz Road Bridge is closed for repair and the parade is cancelled, Applefest will soldier-on in downtown New Boston for its 38th year on the weekend of Oct. 7 and 8.
A staple in the Huron Township community that draws thousands of residents and visitors from all over the area each fall, Applefest provides two days of fun for the whole family.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday of the festival, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
A stage in the heart of the festival will offer multiple musical performances and dancing throughout the entire festival.
Also during the festival is the 31st annual Michigan State championship old-time fiddlers contest on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the stage.
Other notable festivities include a street fair where crafts, food and other items are sold, and a carnival with rides and bounce houses for children.
Due to the Waltz Bridge closure, the following detour is suggested for Applefest visitors:
Southbound: Huron River Drive to Sibley Road, proceed eastbound on Sibley to south I-275 to South Huron Road heading west, then take South Huron to Waltz Road.
Northbound: Take Waltz Road to South Huron, proceed east to I-275 north,
then take I-275 North to Sibley, and follow Sibley Road to Huron River Drive.
Free parking will be available on the south of the closed Waltz Bridge in the grassy area, and pedestrian traffic will still be able to access the bridge and walk to the festival.
For a parking map and other relevant information, visit the Applefest website.
This article has been updated