Parade participants

The application period to participate in the 2019 parade is now CLOSED (as of August 1, 2019).

Participating groups/individuals will be receiving an email from the Parade Coordinators regarding your specific position in the parade and a scheduled time for your unit’s arrival.

Please review the following document regarding parade procedures & guidelines: 2019 Apple Harvest Festival Parade Information

  • The theme for the 2019 Apple Harvest Festival is “Bushels of Family Fun.” Please keep this in mind as you design your float, costumes, vehicle decorations, etc.

  • Commercial vehicles may only be used to tow floats or as part of a marching group; they will NOT be accepted as entries strictly for advertising.

  • The Apple Harvest Festival Committee reserves the right to remove from the parade any entry deemed to be controversial in nature.
John Myers - 2019 Parade Grand Marshal

Viewing the Parade

The 2019 Apple Harvest Festival parade is scheduled to be held on Sunday, October 6 (rain date: Sunday, October 13). The parade will kick off at 2:00 pm near the intersection of Summit Street & Knowles Avenue. The parade will continue north to Bristol & Center Streets before turning and heading back south on Main Street (Route 10). The parade will conclude on Eden Avenue.

Parking downtown is very limited. It is strongly suggested that visitors take advantage of the FREE parking and shuttle bus service from Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. Attendance is typically higher than average on parade day, so please allow plenty of time for travel, parking and shuttle service prior to 2:00 pm.

Apple Harvest Festival Parade Route Map
Click on the Image Above to Download a Printable Copy of the Parade Route