Applefest Street Fair

Applefest Street Fair and parade to be held Sunday, Sept. 18


The Rotary Club of Northborough will host the popular Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 18. Photo/submitted

Northborough – Plans are now being finalized for the town-wide 2016 Applefest Celebration which will be held Thursday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept 18.

One of the highlights of the weekend is the Applefest Street Fair, which will be held Sunday, Sept. 18 on Blake Street in the downtown area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Residents and other attendees should note that the Street Fair, as well as the parade, will both be held on Sunday of this weekend as opposed to the traditional Saturday.

The popular Street Fair will once again be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Northborough.

The Street Fair has grown each year, both in vendor size and in attendance, with nearly 5,000 residents and visitors from local towns coming to enjoy the day.

Vendors and crafters will feature a wide assortment of items including children’s ware, holiday items, home decor, jewelry, and much more. Local businesses and merchants will be present, greeting the public and offering fun giveaway items.  Local nonprofit groups such as the Rotary, Scouts, Friends of Northboro Senior Center Inc. and Northborough Food Pantry will also be present. Several religious organizations and school groups will be represented as well.

There will also be entertainment throughout the day, including a disc jockey spinning popular tunes and demonstrations from local groups.

Fair-goers will not be hungry or thirsty as there will be plenty of options including the Rotary pizza booth.

The parade will begin at Lincoln Street and continue down Main Street (Route 20) to the downtown area ending at the Northborough Historical Building on School Street.

Other events on Sunday, Sept. 18 include the Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast, Fire Department  Open House, Classic Car Show; Trinity Church Craft Fair, Old Tyme Luncheon and Taste of Northborough.

For more information on all of the Applefest events, visit

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