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2021 Winner

The Southington Apple Harvest Festival was voted "Best Food Festival" by Connecticut Magazine in their annual Best of Connecticut readers' poll. Thank you to all who voted!

About Us

logoThe Southington Apple Harvest Festival is a six-day event that takes place over the course of two weekends each Fall. This annual event is one of the largest and longest running festivals in the Northeast and typically draws a crowd of over 100,000 people. The 2022 Festival is scheduled for the weekends (Friday-Sunday) of September 30-October 2 and October 7-9.

The Festival is one of Connecticut's top tourist events held during the height of New England's beautiful fall foliage. Visitors will enjoy a jam-packed schedule of events, entertainment, activities, specialty foods, crafts and fun for all ages.

Situated on and around the picturesque Southington Town Green, the Apple Harvest Festival is a food-lover's dream amidst a dynamic, high-energy atmosphere of family-oriented fun. For many, visiting the Festival is a tradition shared with friends and family, and attendance numbers have risen with each passing year.

In addition to this website, you can find the latest Festival information posted on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Videos, when available, will be posted to our YouTube channel.

Posting about your Festival adventures on social media? Be sure to tag us using #SouthingtonAHF.

Latest News

2022 PARADE GRAND MARSHAL: Congratulations to Ed Dresel who has been selected as the Grand Marshal for this year's parade! Ed became involved with the Festival first as its Coordinator in 1992, then continued on as the Parade Announcer through 2019. We thank him for his nearly 30 years of service to our beloved community event!

"GRANNY APPLE" CONTEST: Southington resident children in grades 4-6 are invited to nominate their grandmothers (also Southington residents, please) for a chance to be selected as the "Granny Apple" of the 2022 Festival! Click here for complete contest rules. Entries must be received by Wednesday, September 21.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Festival is in search of adults and youths (ages 15 & up) who would like to volunteer a few hours of their time to assist in various capacities during the 2022 event. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for further details or to download the application form.


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