The Tradition Continues

Our Biggest Fundraiser Will Be Back in 2023

Welcome to the Ruthven Apple Festival event page! We’ll be back with a live in-person festival in fall of 2023!

Interested in becoming an Apple Festival vendor in 2023? Click here to join our mailing list.

Did you know? The Ruthven Apple Festival, hosted annually by Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens, has been a family tradition for over 40 years. Each year hundreds of vendors and thousands of patrons flock to the festival grounds to enjoy live music, great food, games, and shopping. It’s no wonder that this festival has been missed by so many Essex County and area residents throughout the pandemic. We can’t wait to see you again in 2023!

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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