Northborough’s Applefest and ARHS concert this weekend

Above: The Algonquin Marching Band traditionally marches in Northborough’s Applefest parade. (Photo posted by the Northborough Rotary Club on the Applefest website)

Northborough’s big annual community event is Applefest. This year, it takes place Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22. (Scroll down for their list of official events.)

Normally, I don’t cover festivals in other communities. Northborough is an exception. Many Southborough families are tied to Northborough through Algonquin which has strong ties to this festival.

One such event is Saturday night’s 2nd annual New England Harmony Brigade at ARHS concert. (It isn’t on their list, but is taking place at Applefest.) 

20130918-harmony-brigade-smlThe concert features the quartet Men in Black, and the 100 man Harmony Brigade Chorus. This year, Algonquin choral students from ARHS’ Chamber, Camerata and A-Gents Choral groups will perform as the opening act.

Northborough Southborough Music Association will receive a percentage of each ticket they sell. So pre-purchase by going through their website. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students 18 and under.

Note: Applefest staff will be collecting $10 donations for fireworks from people parking in the Algonquin lot Saturday night. If you show your concert tickets or online receipt, they will allow you to park without paying.

Applefest Events:

Friday, September 20, 2013:

  • Luncheon
  • Bake-Off
  • PTO Frisbee Show
  • Friday Night Football Game

Saturday, September 21, 2013:

  • 5K Road Race
  • Parade
  • Street Fair
  • Afternoon Chicken BBQ
  • Night Barbecue and Concert
  • Fireworks
  • Apple Pie Cafe
  • Art in Bloom
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Roaming Train
  • Jewelry Bazaar
  • Saturday Night Free Movie
  • Side Walk Book Sale

Sunday, September 22, 2013:

  • Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast
  • Classic Car Show
  • Art in Bloom
  • Ice Cream Social

For details, visit their website.

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