Huron Township Applefest set for first weekend in October; parade cancelled for second year in a row

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Applefest 2018 in Huron Township is set for the first weekend in October.

The festival, held Oct. 6 and 7 this year right in downtown New Boston, is the most popular event held annually in the township.

This year’s Applefest hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday of the festival, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Those seeking the Applefest parade this year will likely be disappointed.

For the second year in a row, the parade will be cancelled due to the Waltz Road bridge construction.

This year the bridge will likely be closed to foot traffic, unlike last year. This is because crews have started the process of building a new bridge over the Huron River.

Related: Waltz Road Bridge construction contract awarded to Toebe Construction, LLC of Wixom

Parking for the festival will be available in areas near downtown on the north side of the bridge.

The following detour to Applefest is suggested:

Southbound: Huron River Drive to Sibley Road, proceed eastbound on Sibley
Road to South I-275 to South Huron Road heading west, then take South Huron
Road to Waltz Road.

Northbound: Take Waltz Road to South Huron Road, proceed east to I-275 North,
then take I-275 North to Sibley Road, and follow Sibley Road to Huron River Drive.

For more information about Applefest, visit or call 734-753-3378.


1 thought on “Huron Township Applefest set for first weekend in October; parade cancelled for second year in a row

  1. Jennifer nagy

    Back in the day the parade started at Sportsman or even Miller school. It’s a shame you are blaming the bridge for the lack of parade participation. If the Applefest committee wanted a parade they could make it happen. There are options.


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