Nature’s bounty inspires local events in Brighton

Maplewood to celebrate AppleFest with outing, fruit crisp

The small town of Brighton is gearing up for its signature event of the year.

The Northumberland County community celebrates AppleFest, Sept. 27-30, an annual affair in September that features a street fair, an antique car show, a parade and other special events.

As part of the Brighton community, Maplewood is participating in AppleFest with a variety of activities. A group of residents is heading over to the Brighton Speedway just outside of town, to take in live car races.

Maplewood will be making and serving apple crisp. In addition, residents will gather on the front patio of the home to catch the Saturday afternoon parade down Main Street.

Most AppleFest activities are centred around the main street/Hwy. 2 and nearby King Edward Park.

“The community of Brighton, in eastern Ontario, is surrounded by rich agricultural land with an abundance of apple orchards and roadside farmers’ stalls,” the AppleFest promotional material says.

“To bear witness to the bountiful apple harvest at the height of the harvesting season, Brighton celebrates its annual AppleFest festival over the last full weekend of September.”

Other activities include a Colin James concert, a children’s village, a number of barbecues and an arts and craft

Read more about Maplewood’s participation in the event in an upcoming OMNIway story.

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