2018 Fall Festival @ Applefest


Saturday, September 15, 2018 from noon to 4pm.

HERE'S THE NEWS: Joe the Storyteller will be reading quite a story! Boy Scouts will offer the Monkey Bridge to challenge you. Kids will be off in many directions enjoying the Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Bouncy House and other activities now in the planning stage, STAY TUNED.


WHAT, WANT MORE? Crafters, Food Vendors, themed Photo-Op (photos can be emailed to you). Meet the Authors for  a book signing opportunity. While inside viewing crafters' displays, don't forget to purchase your "Nativity Bucks" where all will have a chance to win selected items. Okay, okay, a "sneak peek": One of the items will be….two tickets to the Red Sox/Yankees game on 09-29-18!!! No, that’s it for now! No more info! You'll just have to come see and have fun during the festival.  

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Soft Opening:

9:45 am - 4 pm: DJ Entertainment

11:00 am - 11:45 am: Zumba will get you moving

Festival begins:

Noon - 12:45 pm: Live Band Music

1:00 - 1:45 pm: Big Joe, the Storyteller, will be telling a story to YOUNG AND OLD

2:00 - 2:45 pm: Ed the Wizard will mesmerize the crowd with an awesome magic show

3:00 - 4 pm: DJ

Not on stage and just as entertaining will be Jake the Lion, Worcester Bravehearts mascot from noon to 1 pm; Aunt Parsnips the Clown with balloons from 2 pm to 3:30 pm; Trax, the Worcester Raiders mascot from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm; and who knows what else you will find!


NETTIE'S BEES (Rochester, MA),  The Lithuanian Bee Keeper

Nerija Kupryte Hopkins was born in Lithuania.  As a child, and working on her family farm, Nerija learned the art of beekeeping.  Settling in Rochester, MA in 2003,  Nerija started a couple of bee hives to work on in her spare time.  Forty plus hives later, the 'Nettie's Bees' business now supplies bee hives to Rochester cranberry bog owners. Her bees provide local honey to hundreds of customers. It is Nerija's passion for the bees that we all are grateful and share in the bounty it generates. Nettie's Bees will be selling Honey, Candles, Lip Balm and Creams. 


PATCHES, Native of South Boston,Cheryl Farrell Koyon will be selling her handmade products:

Wreaths, Crochet Items and Hair Bows (want school colors for hair bows for September email Cheryl at Patchers@Comcast.net

MAXINE'S CREATIONS (Jane Veo Hudson, MA) will be selling her personal creations:

Decorative and embroidered tops, totes, pillows and stuffed bears

HEIDI'S HANDBAG STUDIO (Heidi Tucker, Charlton, MA)

Heidi's handmade creations - handbags, wallets and embroidered items Her designs and products can be viewed on her Facebook page.

DUFFER'S GOLF BALLS (slightly used)

No need to hire a Range Picker, Duffer's slightly tapped golf balls are here for  "easy pickins." The solid core technology and advanced cover materials are so well made that they can be used for casual play; but, if you're playing in the U.S. Open qualifier, break out the new sleeves. Titleist, Bridgestone, Z-Star, Callaway, Srixon, TaylorMade to name a few will be for sale. Hurry, there's limited quantities.

LIFE EXPRESSIONS DECOR (Kim Butkiewicz and Sue Smith, Independent Creators from Leominster, MA)

Wooden signs with vinyl or stenciled sayings (also personalized signs and custom items.) You may also book a party where guests make their own sign(s). www.lifeexpressionsdecor.com

MOMENTS IN TIME PHOTOGRAPHY BY EK (Northborough/Nativity member Liz Krouse)

Framed photography of nature, wildlife, and scenery (various sizes); also services provided by photographer will be available.


Young Living Essential Oils is all about whole life Wellness using oils. Whether it is cleaning, combating a cold, stressful day or overall not at your best, essential oils are there to help you maintain a healthy you.  Essential Oils allows you to live more naturally without the use of chemicals such as what's found in so many of our medications, food and cleaners. https://www.youngliving.com/en_US


Totes, handbags and storage containers. Thirty-One  a nonprofit organization - their story is to empower women and make life a little easier and more organized for the working mom, student, or entrepreneur woman. They have donated many of their proceeds and products to different organizations all over the world to help empower women and improve their self worth.  https://www.mythirtyone.com/us/en/


Deborah Steward of Leominster will be selling her painted glass ornaments. Check her out at  http://www.etsy.com/shop/mindfulthingsstudios and Facebook www.facebook.com/Mindful-Things-Studios-1984595124892611


  • Tastee Treats (ice-cream...)
  • Moe's Street Eats (hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage & pepper sandwiches, chicken Parmigiano, fried dough and not to miss, fried Oreo's!)
  • Monty's Pizza

Children Activities:

  • Bouncy Houses
  • Parsnip the Clown
  • Joe the Storyteller
  • Face painting
  • Monkey Bridge (presented by the Boy Scouts)
  • Petting Zoo
  • Craft table


  • Fall-themed photo booth
  • Bake sale
  • Stage acts
  • Attic Treasures (fleamarket)
  • Electric cars exhibit
  • Used book table
  • Nativity Bucks (to win gift baskets)


Buy "Nativity Bucks" to choose and potentially win one of the items listed here.



  • Vin Femia - Northborough Author : “Comeback” (Tom Brady's 2 Year Mission to Overcome Deflagate) and “Patriot Pride” (The 50 Year Rise of the New England Patriots as seen through a Fans Eyes)
  • Pravin Trivedi - Northborough Author: "So Many Lives So Many Stories" (memoir-type stories by several authors from the Memoir Writing group at the Northborough Senior Center) and Indian Trilogy”. “The Wandering Migrant (his mission was to establish a Gujarati elementary school teaching all subjects up to fifth grade in multiple languages. The children were of all ages of Indian immigrants in The Sudan). The Migrant Wanders West” (he sends his son further west to the United Kingdom following his father's footsteps to an unknown land trying to get acclimated to the foreign environment but remains an individual within). “The Wandering Migrant in the New World” (he continues to pursue the westward track and takes the family to the land of opportunity).  
  • Maria Vasquez  - Fitchburg Motivational and Inspirational Author (Memoir/Personal and Spiritual Growth): Super Sparkly Everything” (How connecting to God and personal responsibility brought my  life from struggle to sparkle; 7 principles to help you live a fun, fulfilled life full of freedom and love)    
  • Joseph Bebo - Plattsburgh, NY Author (resides in Hudson, MA), a graduate of Berkley College of Music with a degree in Music Composition elicits "Bach Again" (a story of Bach and his nemesis into modern story and tells it with finesse). “In the "Back of the Van" (a story of an unforgettable summer of 1968 spanning between Brown Eyed Girl and Astral Weeks”. Historical Novels include “Of Lake, Land and Liberty”. He also writes other genres...Thrillers, Horror and Science Fiction.
  • Timothy Baird - Holden Author:  “The Dragon in the Whites” (Science Fiction and Fantasy, the setting is New England; a story of a young Viking boy, Tryggvi comes across dragon's egg in Ireland; dragon wakes up from long slumber and terrorizes the people of Maine and New Hampshire). “Washington's Dragon Hunter” (After failure at the Battle of Tuckerman's Ravine, Liam and Rob join with the Program to take down the dragon once and for all. Unstoppable in their quest, turns and twists spins Liam off on a different mindset)