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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