Now that Summer has officially given way to Fall, there’s a chill in the air and the leaves have started to turn, which can only mean one thing:
Fall Festival season is upon us!
We started off telling you about the Durham Fair a couple weeks ago, but opening the same weekend is Southington’s Apple Harvest Festival starting on September 28th. Spanning the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October, the festival attracts over 100,000 people every year and features a parade, a road race, and arts & crafts events, and a carnival, as well as contests such as bed racing, apple fritter and pie eating, photography, pie baking and others.
There are also fireworks scheduled for Saturday, September 29th at 9PM, with a rain date of October 6th at 9PM. Another much anticipated event is the return of Connecticut Idol, a singing competition in the style of American Idol that first appeared at the 2009 festival. The 12 finalists have been selected and will be competing at various times throughout the festival, facing eliminations until the Connecticut Idol is chosen on October 7th. The winner receives $1000, the chance to perform at local venues and recording time at professional studios.
The parking is free, the shuttle bus from Southington High School is free, admission is free, and the entertainment is free, all you pay for are the amusements and the great food and beverages, like the famous apple fritters! Lots of fun and things to do and see for such a little cost, what could be better? Come on down and join us for some good times!
Here is the schedule for the festival:
2012 Festival Hours:
Friday, Sept. 28 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, Sept. 29 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday, Sept. 30 Noon – 7 pm
Friday, Oct. 5 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, Oct. 6 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday, Oct. 7 Noon – 5 pm
Saturday, Sept. 29 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday, Sept. 30 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Oct. 6 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 7 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
NO SHUTTLE BUSES to/from Southington High School on FRIDAYS!
Click HERE to see the 2012 Apple Harvest Festival brochure.
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