Heritage Day 2023 is coming soon

Save the Date and sign up for a booth on the field.

Above: The field was bustling at last year’s Heritage Day. Recreation has opened registration for this year’s exhibitors. (photos left and center by Beth & Cass Melo, right from Facebook posts by SYBA, the Trails Association, and Southborough Police; logo from Rec website)

With Summer Nights and Applefest behind us, it’s time to think about Heritage Day. Southborough’s annual community festival and parade is less than four weeks away — Monday, October 9th.

For those thinking about exhibiting this year, the deadline to register is the end of this month.

Southborough Recreation’s sign up page promotes:

Join the celebration as Southborough celebrates Heritage Day on Monday, October 9, 2023 at St. Mark’s Field (Rt. 30 and Rt. 85 intersection). Booths are available for crafters, artisans, non-profit organizations, food trucks and local businesses.

Hours are 10 am – 2 pm. Rain or shine. No refunds.

Only space is provided, approximately 10’x10′. Please bring your own tent, tables and chairs.

Set up opens the morning of October 9th at 7:30 a.m. Booth location will be communicated upon check-in the day of the event.

Deadline to apply is September 30, 2023.

The booths cost $100 each, but Recreation offers a 50% discount to non-profit/community groups. Click here to register.

For those not familiar with the event, it takes place annually on Columbus Day.

In contrast to Summer Nights, the daytime event doesn’t have fireworks or a big concert. It generally has far more exhibitors than Summer Nights. And it features Southborough’s biggest annual community parade, which ends near the field. (Registration for participants and details have yet to be posted, but that generally steps off at 10:00 am.)

The event usually includes some entertainment on the field (like bouncy houses) and nearby activities by community groups. (The only one I know about so far is the annual Friends of the Southborough Library Book Sale across the street.)

Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer.

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Brian Shea
9 months ago

Southborough Golf Club and ALS One are again teaming up with our Town for the annual Heritage Day weekend event to remember our friends Brian Shifrin and John Wilson. That weekend, Saturday through Monday, Southborough Golf Club will be donating $10 from each player’s greens fees to ALS One in memory of Brian and John. With the wet summer, the grass is green and the course has never been in better condition, so take some time Heritage Day weekend to enjoy our local resource and support a great cause. What started four years ago as a weekend event to promote the course and showcase its re-construction as part of the Public Safety project has certainly come a long way! Brian and John both played key roles in making sure golf continued at the course following the Town’s acquisition of the property and this is a great way to remember them, and their contributions to our community. Please call the pro shop at 508-460-0946 for tee times – tee times can also be booked on line at https://www.southboroughgolfclub.com/ (select the “Book a Tee Time” link). 

Donations to ALS One beyond the $10 greens fee donation for those playing, or for those unable to play, are graciously accepted and can be made anytime through ALS One’s website at https://alsone.org/

Special thanks to ALS One and the Town’s golf course management company, New England Golf Corp. for once again coming together to make this possible.   

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