Apple Harvest Day and 5K Road Race
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Location: Downtown Dover, NH (Map and Directions)
Cost: Free and open to the public
ReVision Energy will be exhibiting at Dover, NH’s yearly fall festival, Apple Harvest Day.
Apple Harvest Day was first organized in 1985 by a small group of downtown merchants. In 1987, with the formation of the Downtown Dover Business Department, the event became a Chamber function.
In the early 1980’s, the City of Dover took advantage of a federal Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) given to the city for renewal of the urban core. Apple Harvest Day was designed to celebrate the revitalization of downtown Dover and to attract people into the redeveloped downtown business district.
Vendors at Apple Harvest Day were originally located only along Central Avenue. Over the years, however, the event has expanded into Henry Law Park and now attracts over 35,000 people and 300 vendors into downtown Dover on the first Saturday in October.
Apple Harvest Day normally begins with a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, and also features a popular apple pie baking contest, with prizes being awarded to the top five entrants in two age groups: adults 15 and older; and children ages 5 to 14. With vendors lining the streets of the downtown area, the event is also highlighted by a series of musical, dance and theatrical performances for all ages, carnival games and rides, raffles, a traveling barnyard, and pony rides.
Having just celebrated its 25th Anniversary, the festival features a 5K Road Race through the downtown area, a Songwriter’s Stage with original music performed by local artists, a Green Marketplace and a Healthy Living Expo.