Community gets a ‘Taste of Northborough’


Community gets a ‘Taste of Northborough’
Patrons tried different food at the different stations at Taste of Northborough. (Photo/Evan Walsh)

NORTHBOROUGH – Community members came hungry and left full.

Some of Northborough’s restaurants, caterers, and businesses gathered in one location on Oct. 28 for the Applefest “Taste of Northborough” event. Hundreds of community members filed into Melican Middle School for samples from their favorite local spots.

The Applefest Committee collaborated with the Northborough Knights of Columbus and the Algonquin Regional High School National Honor Society to hold the event. 

“We appreciate everybody taking the time to come out… and show support for all of the hard work the Applefest Committee, Knights of Columbus and Algonquin Regional High School National Honor Society did this year for Applefest weekend. We hope to have that continued relationship,” said Applefest Committee Chairman Michelle Gillespie.

Patrons were able to sample food from Armeno Coffee Roasters, Aero Coffee Roasters, Yummy Mummy Bakery, Tougas Farm, Monti’s Pizza, The Cellar Bar & Grille, Sir Loin Catering, The Neighborhood Tavern, La Miette La Mai Thai Bistro, Lil M’s Mart, Athens Pizzeria, 110 Grill, Evviva Trattoria, Casta Diva Restaurant, Northboro House of Pizza and Gather Provisions.

Other local spots, like Lowe’s Meat Market and Innovations Hair Salon, helped make the event’s silent auction possible. For more information on the event’s vendors, please visit

The event, originally scheduled for Sept. 10, was moved to late October after heavy rain canceled the Applefest Parade, the car show, the fireworks and other Applefest activities. Gillespie said she was happy the community rallied around the Applefest Committee after rain compromised the majority of this year’s events.

“We’re eternally grateful to the business community – especially our restaurants and stores – that really stepped up and saw that we had a financial loss… and they wanted to come out and help us. It was the act, the act of kindness of our business community, to help another group,” she told the Community Advocate after the event.

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