The 2023 Boxford Apple Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2021, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Rain Date: Sun Sept 17) The event will be held in East Boxford Village, MA, and is sponsored by The Boxford Historical Society.
The Apple Festival is the Boxford Historical Society’s signature event that dates back to the 1960’s. The entire East Village is transformed into a pedestrian mall between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. The streets are lined with artisan vendors, local musicians entertain and apple pie and BBQ abound. Festival goers also have the opportunity to tour the historic Holyoke-French house. All proceeds support the maintenance of Holyoke‑French House.
- All of the arts and crafts sold at the Apple Festival are principally hand-crafted by the vendors.
- The Historical Society has turned down many offers of corporate sponsorships in order to maintain the hometown feel.
- For the past decade, The Apple Festival posters have been designed by Masco High School graphic design students. The Historical Society donates $250 each year from Apple Fest proceeds to the Masco Art Department for the design of the poster.
- Originally, Boxford and Topsfield used to alternate hosting either the Apple Festival or the Strawberry Festival.