The Town of Warwick will roll out its usual red carpet, rain or shine, this Sunday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for an estimated 30,000 visitors to the 31st annual celebration of Applefest.
The free festival will host nearly 300 craft and food vendors and feature a variety of live stage performances, including music and dance groups, carnival rides for children, a Farmers Market, an apple-pie baking contest, a pie-eating contest and 50 local non-profit exhibitors.
Applefest is a major fund raiser and much-needed proceeds from the event are used for town-wide community projects and 50 non-profit organizations, which participate in the annual celebration. And for many, Applefest is the one fund-raising event that provides necessary money to serve the community throughout the year.
The Applefest 2019 Visitors' Guide may be found on the Website and is distributed free at the event.
Applefest 2019 t-shirts feature a special 31st anniversary commemorative design and will be sold at the “Applefest Information” Chamber of Commerce Caboose on South St.reetduring the festival.
Family-friendly children’s activities in Stanley-Deming Park will include kiddie carnival rides and games, kids’ activities and food concessions. The “Karnival” area will also include horse and pony rides and a rabbit petting area from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Warwick Police Department urges residents to avoid driving near or through the village. There are special designated parking areas at the High School, Middle School, Park Avenue School and Veterans Memorial Park with shuttle service to and from the festival as required. Transportation for the disabled will be available at the Middle School parking area. Look for the signs.
For additional information or to view the Applefest Visitor’s Guide online go to: www.warwickapplefest.com