The Ruthven Apple Festival Steering Committee is pleased to announce its parade route for the 39th annual Ruthven Apple Festival parade on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
The parade will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m from County Road 34 (Union Ave) and the 2nd Concession, northbound to Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens in the hamlet of Ruthven, Ontario . It will proceed north to Kingsville Road 3 where it will turn left and proceed west to Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens. In order to accommodate the parade route, County Road 34 will be closed in the hamlet of Ruthven at County Road 45 and County Road 34 to the junction of Highway 3 and County Road 34 for one hour beginning at 10:30 am. Westbound traffic at Ruthven will be routed south on County Road 45 to Kingsville Road 2 west to Graham Side Road north to highway 3. Eastbound traffic at the north junction will be routed east on highway 3.
To minimize the inconvenience to local businesses, we are committed to beginning and ending the parade on time. We hope disruptions to your business are minimal and we thank you for your patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact :Glenda Willemsma, Parade Chair, at 519-733-9616 or Tony DeSantis, Manager, Community Relations, Community Living Essex County at 519-776-6483, ext 246.