Southington Apple Harvest Festival coordinator optimistic about next year's event – Meriden Record-Journal

SOUTHINGTON — Organizers of the Apple Harvest festival are hopeful the annual event will take place in October 2021.

The six-day outdoor festival usually attracts over 100,000 each year. A scaled-down version was considered for this past fall until the festival committee canceled the event entirely, saying attendants should enjoy the event in its entirety. 

The festival is one of the state’s biggest, featuring a variety of attractions including live music and amusement rides.

According to the Recreation Department’s social media posts, the festival is still scheduled for early October.

Much remains uncertain, however.

The outlook for daily life in the fall is still uncertain, said David Lapreay, the town’s director of recreation and festival coordinator. But he is optimistic there will be a festival next year.

“I’ll be setting the budget in the next few weeks,” he said. “We did have a national act, a band, that was booked. We do plan to have them.”

The name of the band and some new ideas for the event won’t be revealed until next year.

“I’ll be putting stuff together, we start the planning process in January,” said Lapreay. “Just a lot of unknowns right now. We’ll see where we’re at around the June time-frame.”


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