The Tradition Continues

Ruthven Apple Festival

For over 40 years, the Ruthven Apple Festival has been a fixture in Essex County, taking place on the grounds of Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens. Over 100 craft and food vendors, a farmers market, live entertainment, children’s activities and more are enjoyed by thousands of people during the last weekend of September each year.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has taken on a virtual format in 2020 and 2021.  We hope to see you again in-person in 2022!

For more information, please contact Tony DeSantis, Manager, Community Relations and Resource Development at 519-776-6483, extension 246 or email at

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