WARWICK, N.Y. Weather permitting, an estimated 30,000 visitors are expected to come to Warwick this Sunday, Oct. 3, for the 22nd annual celebration of Applefest. The traditional festival, Warwick’s largest, has been held since 1989 to celebrate the local apple harvest. The huge will again feature over 240 craft and food vendors, a variety of free live stage performances including music, theatre and dance groups, rides, games and amusements for children, and an apple pie-baking contest. Local families also have an opportunity to avoid the crowds and enjoy rides, games, music and food at Stanley-Deming Park on Friday and Saturday evenings. Traffic this Sunday is expected to be unusually heavy, particularly along Route 17A. The Applefest committee trusts local residents will not be too upset by any inconvenience this Sunday. The popular festival is a major fund raiser and much needed proceeds from the event are used for town-wide community projects and non-profit organizations. This Sunday the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Warwick Valley Community Center will also distribute its all new Visitors Guide for Applefest 2010. “Both residents and visitors look forward to seeing the dynamic area businesses, diverse exhibitors and events that fill the pages of this publication,” said Janine Dethmers, who managed the project for her firm, Corporate Impressions.
Entertainment schedule Stanley-Deming Park Stage 10 - 11: The Acting Out Playhouse Theatre Group 11 - noon: Planet Dance Noon - 12:30: Larrama, Latin Rock 3 -5: Don Roat & Mojo, Funky Rock Kuiken Brothers Lot Stage 10 - noon: Mighty Girl, Pop Rock 12:30 - 2:30: Steve DiVentura Band, Classic Rock 3 - 5: Mulligan Stew, Acoustic Rock & Folk Lewis Park Stage 10 - 12:30 Gravikord Duo, new Folk Chamber Jazz 1 - 3: Steve Rubin & Friends, Jazz 3 - 5: Marji Zintz, Jazzy Folk South Street Tire/Tuscan Cafe Stage 10 - noon: Free Shrimp Band, Classic & Original Rock 12:30 - 1:15: Mythology, Rock 1:15 - 2: Bomb Paris, Rock 2 -3: The Closers, Ska 3 - 4: The Reddan Bros, Rock 4 - 5: The Whiskey Sinners, Rockabilly Village Green 10 - 11:30: The Tweedlers, Americana 11:30 - noon: Elvis, King of Rock & Roll Noon - 1: Rebel Red, Rock, Folk & Country 1 - 1:30: Elvis, King of Rock & Roll 1:30 - 2:15: Rebel Red, Roots Rock 2:15 - 2:45: Tri-State Theatre, Musical Theatre 2:45 - 3:15: Elvis, King of Rock & Roll 3:15 - 5: E’lissa Jones, Rock & Folk Chase Lot Stage 10 - 11:30: Renee Lando, Acoustic guitar 11:45 - 1:30: Don Sparks, Folk Rock 2 - 3:30: Jim Lord, Folk 3:30 - 5: Ken Bowles, Blues Entertainment schedule subject to change. Applefest parking The Warwick Police Department urges residents to avoid driving near or through the village. There are special designated parking areas at the Middle School and the Park Avenue School with shuttle service as required. Transportation for the disabled will be available at the Middle School parking area. Look for the signs.