Saturday September 24th, 2016
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September in Essex County isn’t complete without the
Ruthven Apple Festival!

Come celebrate the 37th Anniversary of the Ruthven Apple Festival on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens in Ruthven. This is a great community event for the entire family, filled with fun, food, crafts, entertainment and a classic car show on Sunday.

Selected as one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by Festival and Events Ontario.
The Ruthven Apple Festival has something for everyone!

As in past, the festival begins early on Saturday morning with a 7:30am breakfast served up by the Ruthven Oddfellows and friends with country fresh eggs, bacon, toast and coffee. The Apple Festival parade begins at 10:30am from the little hamlet in Ruthven (look for the signs) and leads into the festival grounds at Colasanti’s Tropical Garden’s in Ruthven.

Bring the entire family and enjoy two spectacular fun filled days that will include weekend long musical entertainment, a host of rides, games and midway for children, the Apple Festival Car Show (on Sunday, Sept 25th from 10am to 4pm), over 100 craft and food vendors and the popular Farmers Market filled with all the bounty of Essex County.

Thanks to the support of the local community, the festival has raised over $815,000 to date for Community Living Essex County in support of people with an intellectual disability. Proceeds generated go towards the purchase and maintenance of wheel chair accessible vans so everyone has the opportunity to fully enjoy their community. In 2014 the Apple Festival Committee unveiled a new car window sticker that identifies the accessible van driving with it as a van providing joy to those who rely on it.

**Proceeds from the festival benefit: Community Living Essex County


Colasanti's Tropical Gardens
1550 Road 3 East
Kingsville, Ontario

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