First Annual Applefest
Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Welcome to the first-ever Applefest in Stafford, CT! This exciting event will be held in Haymarket Common, Hyde Park, and Main Street a beautiful location that provides the perfect setting for a day of apple-filled fun. The festival will showcase various vendors and activities, ensuring a delightful experience for visitors of all ages.
One of the highlights of the Applefest is the presence of local organizations and businesses offering their delicious apple-themed treats. The Rotary Club will be selling mouthwatering Apple flavored Cotton Candy, providing a perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Lions Club will be there as well, offering freshly made donuts that will leave you craving for more.
For those who prefer a classic apple dessert, Grace Episcopal Church will be selling their famous Apple Pies. These homemade pies, filled with juicy apples and warm spices, are sure to be a hit among attendees, with their irresistible aroma wafting through the air.
While these vendors are already confirmed, Applefest is open to other vendors who wish to join the celebration. As the festival grows, more diverse apple-themed offerings and attractions will be available, making this an event to remember.
Beyond the vendors, Applefest will feature live entertainment, including local musicians and performers, creating a festive atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. There will also be family-friendly activities such as games, demonstrations, face painting, ensuring a day of fun for the whole family.
Don't miss out on this inaugural Applefest in Stafford, CT. Come to Haymarket Common and indulge in the delectable treats, sample delicious ciders, and enjoy the lively ambiance of the festival. Whether you're a fan of apples or simply looking for a memorable community event, Applefest promises to be a delightful experience for all.
Join us at Applefest in Stafford, CT for a day filled with apple-themed fun and exciting activities for the whole family!
🍎 Apple Crafts at Hyde Park: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (While supplies last) Get creative and make your own unique apple prints. Dip apples into colorful paint and stamp them onto paper, creating beautiful designs that celebrate the essence of the season.
🍎 Craft Vendors 1 Spring Street: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM over 25 craft vendors will be in attendance
🍎 Raffle Tables 1 Spring Street: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
🍎 Apple-Themed Face Painting at Hyde Park: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (While supplies last) Let our talented face painters transform you into an apple-themed masterpiece. From vibrant apple designs to cute apple characters, your face will become a canvas of creativity.
🍎 Tractor Hayride at Hyde Park: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Take a tractor ride down Hyde Park Road.
🍎 Apple Crushing Cider Demonstration at Historical Society Museum: 1:00 PM Step back in time with the Historical Society as they showcase the traditional method of apple crushing for cider making. Learn about the fascinating process while watching the apples transform into a refreshing beverage right before your eyes.
🍎 Open House at the Museum: Take a break from the festivities and explore the rich history of Stafford at the Museum's open house. Discover fascinating artifacts, exhibits, and stories that showcase the town's heritage.
🍎 Hard Cider and Beer Tasting at Haymarket Commons: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM enjoy a sampling of Hard Cider and Beer from Stafford's very own local Cidery and Brewery. Off the Rails Brewing will debut there AppleFest Apple Ale beer as well as other
🍎 Live Music at Haymarket Commons: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM Come listen to a new and upcoming band The Plumflowers
If the weather should cause unfavorable conditions, Applefest will be held on Sunday, October 1, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
A big THANK YOU to our local merchants, businesses, community organizations, First Responders, and Town crews for making this event possible!
🍎 Volunteer for Applefest and Help Us Create an Unforgettable Event! 🍎
Calling all community members and apple enthusiasts! We are excited to announce that Applefest is just around the corner, and we are in need of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help us make this event a smashing success. Join us in celebrating the vibrant flavors of apples and fostering a sense of togetherness in our wonderful town of Stafford, CT.
When visiting Stafford Springs, CT, and looking for parking options along Main Street, you will find various parking areas available for your convenience. Here are some suggested parking options in Stafford Springs:
On-Street Parking: Main Street and the surrounding streets offer on-street parking spaces. Look for designated parking spots with appropriate signage and follow any parking regulations, such as time limits and metered parking, if applicable.
Municipal Parking Lots: Stafford Springs has municipal parking lots located conveniently near Main Street. These parking lots often provide free parking options and are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Look for signs indicating the entrance to these parking lots.