Heritage Day is Monday, October 8

The countdown is on to one of Southborough’s best events of the year: Heritage Day. The fall festival featuring a pumpkin lighting, road race, parade, booths and activities, and more, is held every year on Columbus Day. This year that’s Monday, October 8.

I’ll have a more detailed schedule to share next week, but in the meantime, here’s a general sketch of what happens when.

Sunday, October 7

  • Southborough Rotary Heritage Day Road Race (10:00 am): The 5K starts at Neary School. All proceeds go to the Southborough Food Pantry and to Rotary International’s effort to eradicate polio. You can find more information, including a link to the registration site, in this post.
  • Light Up Southborough Pumpkin Viewing (7:00 – 8:30 pm): This is a favorite Heritage Day event for many, and it always draws big crowds. Residents are invited to carve and decorate pumpkins and then bring them to Common Street (between the Southborough Library and Pilgrim Church) on Sunday evening for display and lighting. Need inspiration for your pumpkin this year? Check out this post along with last year’s gallery of pumpkins.

Monday, October 8

  • Heritage Day Parade (10:00 am): The annual parade winds down Boston Road, Main Street, and Cordaville Road.
  • Vendors and activities (9:30 am – 3:30 pm): Most of the action on Heritage Day takes place on and around St. Mark’s field at the corner of Main Street and Route 85. Expect vendors, games, music, and entertainment. Also plan on stopping by the Fire Department open house and the annual Friends of the Southborough Library book sale.

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