Taste of Northborough set for Oct. 28


Taste of Northborough set for Oct. 28
Despite warm and humid weather, the 2023 Applefest Street Fair on Saturday, Sept. 9, drew large crowds. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

NORTHBOROUGH – The community is invited to attend the Taste of Northborough and silent auction on Oct. 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Melican Middle School.

The event is supported by Applefest, Northborough Knights of Columbus and the Algonquin National Honor Society.

Weather canceled several Applefest events this year, including the fireworks. According to Applefest Committee Chair Michelle Gillespie, Applefest Committee and the Knights of Columbus lost a lot of product because it was in the rain.

“No one was expecting this tsunami of a storm to arrive,” Gillespie said. “It just drenched everything.”

The event is the Knights’ major fundraiser for the year, and the National Honor Society gets three scholarships out of it. Plus, the committee, who lost income from the weather, still had to pay their bills.

So, the Applefest Committee decided to do something to help their fellow organizations and planned to hold the Taste of Northborough later in October.

About 15 eateries will be participating in the Taste of Northborough, and there will be a silent auction. Some of the participants include Lowe’s Meat Market, Monti’s Pizza Plus, Cellar Bar and Grille and Davidian’s Farm Market.

“I think people were disappointed that it was canceled due to the weather and all of the other events. So, to still bring it back to help highlight the restaurants and our small businesses is really what that’s about, as well being able to help, like I said, the Knights of Columbus and the National Honor Society and even ourselves,” Gillespie said. “It sort of completes what we tried to do on Applefest weekend but we couldn’t due to the weather.”

Tickets cost $15 per person and can be sold online at http://northboroughapplefest.com/ or at the door. Tickets will also be on sale at Lowe’s Meat Market on Oct. 21.

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