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Ruthven Apple Festival 2018

September 29 - September 30

Free

September in Essex County isn’t complete without the
Ruthven Apple Festival!

Come celebrate the 39th Anniversary of the Ruthven Apple Festival on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens in Ruthven. This is a great community event for the entire family, filled with fun, food, crafts, entertainment and a classic car show on Sunday.

Selected as one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by Festival and Events Ontario.

RUTHVEN APPLE FESTIVAL AT COLASANTI'S TROPICAL GARDENS

The Ruthven Apple Festival has something for everyone!

As in past, the festival begins early on Saturday morning with a 8am breakfast with country fresh eggs, bacon, toast and coffee. The Apple Festival parade begins at 10:30am from the little hamlet in Ruthven (look for the signs) and leads into the festival grounds at Colasanti’s Tropical Garden’s in Ruthven.

Bring the entire family and enjoy two spectacular fun filled days that will include weekend long musical entertainment, inflatables for children, the Apple Festival Car Show (on Sunday, September 30th from 10am to 4pm), over 100 craft and food vendors and the popular Farmers Market filled with all the bounty of Essex County.


Thanks to the support of the local community, the festival has raised over $910,000 to date for Community Living Essex County in support of people with an intellectual disability. Proceeds generated go towards the purchase and maintenance of wheel chair accessible vans so everyone has the opportunity to fully enjoy their community.

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*****Proceeds from the festival benefit: Community Living Essex County****

 

 

 

2018 Schedule of Events

Saturday September 29

9:00am-10:00am
Apple Festival Breakfast Buffet in
Colasanti’s Restaurant.
100% of the buffet proceeds will benefit the Ruthven Apple Festival.
9:00am-6:00pm
100+ Vendor booths
Children’s games and outdoor inflatables.
10:30am
Ruthven Apple Festival Parade
Starting in the hamlet of Ruthven, ending in Colasanti’s east end parking lot.
11:30am-12:30pm
Opening ceremonies at the festival main stage.
Including the annual apple peeling contest and welcome from dignitaries.
12:30pm-5:30pm
Main stage entertainment

Sunday September 30

10:00am-5:00pm
100+ Vendor booths
Children’s games and outdoor inflatables.
10:00am-4:00pm
Apple Festival Car Show located at A&S Storage (next to Colasanti’s).
Car registration starts at 9:00am.
12:00pm-5:00pm
Main stage entertainment

Details

Start:
September 29
End:
September 30
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://communitylivingessex.org/ruthven-apple-festival

Venue

Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens
1550 Road 3 East
Kingsville, ON N9Y-2E5 Canada
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Phone:
519-326-3287