Free family entertainment while celebrating the apple harvest season will be waiting at Hilton Apple Fest on Sept 29 and 30. This years Apple Fest will be scheduled on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Entertainment is scheduled at the ‘main stage’ featuring Rochester area bands performing a variety of music from Rock, Jazz, to Country. The ‘gazebo' stage’ features smaller musical groups. ‘Kids Korner ‘is a stage with entertainment for the younger crowd. Special attractions are planned at ‘Kids Korner’ with clowns, magicians, and puppet shows.
The past season’s Hilton Apple Fest had estimated 200 craft booths and 24 food booths, attended by nearly 70,000 people. Annually 300 volunteers work to make the event successful. In order to maintain its reputation of providing a fun family atmosphere alcoholic beverages are not sold at the event. Many beverages such as apple cider, soft drinks, and coffee are available for purchase. Animals, bikes or skating are not permitted to maintain a safe event.
Parking is provided for the event at Hilton High School. Hilton businessmen Patrick Marlow and Douglas Marple founded Hilton Apple Fest in 1981. The first year 75 crafts booths and five food booths supported the apple fest at the Canning Street Square location.
Each year Hilton Apple Fest donates an average of $5,000 to charitable organizations in the area. During its 25 years of operation the Apple Fest has contributed over $100,000 for charitable purposes.
A special annual attraction is Hilton Applefest Auto Show. This years 34th Hilton Applefest Auto Show celebrates 50 years of the Ford Mustang. Proceeds from the Auto Show benefit local Charities. The event will be at Village Elementary School @100 School Lane, Hilton NY on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Special Awards For:
Hilton Mayor’s Choice
Parma Town Supervisor’s Choice
Best Mustang of Show
Hilton NY is a village of 5,886 in Monroe County. Its first settler Jonathon Underwood relocated from Vermont in 1805. It was named after Reverend Charles Augustus Hilton, a former pastor of the villages Freewill Baptist Church in 1896. In addition to the Apple Fest Hilton holds a fireman’s carnival at the end of July annually.
Hilton is a 26 miles drive of 19 miles north west of downtown Rochester. Drive US 490 west to Spencerport then route 290 north to Hilton.
Hilton Apple Fest sounds like a winner all around for the family. You get entertainment, food and craft booths for free plus maybe a few apples.