Warwick celebrates 29th Applefest this Sunday, Oct. 1

| 28 Sep 2017 | 10:27

By Roger Gavan
— Warwick's largest annual event is nearly here.
The Town of Warwick will roll out its usual red carpet for an estimated 30,000 visitors this Sunday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The free festival will host some 250 craft and food vendors and feature a variety of live stage performances including music and dance groups, children's activities, a Farmers Market, an apple pie baking contest and 50 local non-profit exhibitors.
Apple pie baking contest entrants should check the Applefest Website for updated rules and the official entry form.
What to expectThe 2017 Visitors' Guide may be found on the Website and is distributed free at the event.
The booklet contains visitor information, directories of craft and food vendors, entertainment schedule, shuttle bus information, map of the festival area and upcoming local events.
Applefest 2017 T-shirts, designed by local resident Erin Jung, will be sold at the "Applefest Information" Chamber of Commerce Caboose on South Street during the festival.
New for this year family-friendly children's activities in Stanley-Deming Park on Sunday only will include a car show, kiddie carnival rides and games, petting zoo, pony rides and food concessions.
Traffic and parkingTraffic to and from the Village is expected to be unusually heavy.
The Warwick Police Department urges residents to avoid driving near or through the Village.
Handicapped accessible buses are available at the Warwick Middle School parking lot. Other parking is available at Warwick High School, Park Ave Elementary School, Veterans Memorial Park and the Georgia-Pacific building lot.
For additional information or to view the Applefest Visitor's Guide online go to: www.warwickapplefest.com