Heritage Day at-a-glance

Details on Monday's fun, including activities on the field, the annual parade, and other surrounding attractions

Above: Free fun and food-fueled fundraisers are two of the activities you’ll find plenty of on the field every year at Heritage Day. (images L-R by Beth Melo and cropped from Southborough Rotary Club’s Facebook page)

This Monday, October 10th, Southborough celebrates its big annual fall festival.

Heritage Day honors the town’s history, but is rooted in the present. The parade, booths, and activities bring together most of the Town’s community and youth organizations, plus many local businesses.

St. Mark’s field at the corner of Routes 85& 30 serves as the hub of activity.

Free activities on the field will include:

  • inflatable obstacle course
  • bouncy house
  • photo booth
  • children’s musical interactive performances (by Country Apple Music Together)
  • and Knights of Columbus Soccer Shoot Out Challenge from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (click here for the details)

There will be six food trucks and over 50 other vendors. Many booths/tents will be used by local vendors to sell wares like toys, clothing, home goods, crafts, and health products. Also expect plenty of food and treats. (Prepare to bring some cash, because not everyone takes credit cards or venmo.)

Many vendors will offer free activities, demos, or giveaways. Some will be promoting awareness for causes/organizations. Attractions will include:

  • Alpaca Petting Zoo at Angel Hair Alpaca’s booth
  • Face Painting (for a fee) at the Sky Rise Theater’s booth
  • Floral Arranging demos and giveaways at Southborough Gardeners’ booth at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 am (click here for the details)
  • Gift Certificate giveaway at Trails Committee’s booth (click here for the details)

Heritage Day parade watchers and marchers - photos top to bottom by Beth Melo and contributed by Tatsiana BarnaAs I’ve shared in other posts, not all of the activity will be on the field. The big community parade that kicks off at 10:00 am will leave from St. Anne’s Church on Boston Road and proceed down Main Street.

This year’s procession will be led by Grand Marshall Bea Ginga. There will be over 20 marching groups including police, fire, and DPW vehicles, Town and state officials, veterans, scouts, the Trottier Middle School marching bands, youth sports groups, and community organizations/local businesses.

There will also be activities at the neighboring properties across the streets from the field:

  • Centennial celebration of the Southborough Village Society at the Community House, 28 Main Street starting at 11:00 am:
    • Live Music
    • History presentation
    • tours of the Community house
  • Friends of the Southborough Library Book and Bake Sale (plus CDs, DVDs, and kids/family games) in front of the Library 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Pollinator Preservation Garden Tours by OSPC and volunteers on the Library lawn next to the parking lot from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

[Editor’s Note: I may update this with a more details this weekend if I hear back from some of the exhibiting groups.]

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