Johnston Apple Fest ripens as summer flees

The 2022 Festival will be held this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11


The time is ripe for Johnston’s apple celebration.

The 34th Annual Apple Festival will be held this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11.

The festivities will stretch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The Apple Festival will be held at Johnston’s War Memorial Park, 1583 Hartford Ave. in Johnston.

The annual Apple Festival has been called by many a “time-honored community tradition and fun for everyone,” according to organizers.

As always, this year’s fest will feature “Artisan Row” — booths and tables filled with handcrafted items, pony rides, and more.

The event is free and open to the public.

Although a severe summer drought has made farming difficult, the fields are still packed with apples ready for plucking.

The annual Apple Festival arrives as summer departs.

The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and The Washington Trust Company are once again sponsoring the Apple Festival.

For more information about the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, call 401-334-1000 or visit

Mary Lou D’Andrea and her husband Lou own Appleland Orchards in Smithfield, once again the lone orchard involved in the Apple Festival.

“We love seeing our old friends,” she said last year. “We’re looking forward to meeting new friends.”

Appleland will provide several varieties of apples, cider donuts, dumplings, pies, gourmet chocolate covered apples, hot and cold cider.

The orchard at 135 Smith Ave. holds pick your own hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day through Christmas.

D’Andrea said the festival is timed for the start of “prime apple-picking season,” which typically lasts from mid-September through mid-October. The orchard grows many different apple varieties, as well as peaches, and offers a plethora of baked goods and apple products in their orchard store.

“This will be the one-stop shop for your holiday shopping,” according to the Chamber. “Did we mention food? Don’t cook all weekend — there will be sausage & peppers, hot dogs, burgers, pizza, homemade ice cream and of course the festival favorite fresh apple cider doughnuts.”

A long list of nearly 90 vendors have signed on to populate Artisan Row.

The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce represents businesses in Burrillville, Central Falls, Cumberland, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Scituate, Smithfield, and Woonsocket. The NRI Chamber also leads the Chamber of Commerce Coalition, representing nine area chambers of commerce from the Ocean State.

The Coalition is one of the largest business advocates in the state of Rhode Island and represents more than 6,500 businesses and 70,000 employees statewide.

2022 Apple Festival Vendors

  1. A Change of Season
  2. A Tissue for Your Issue
  3. Appleland Orchard
  4. Badda Bling Jewelry
  5. Be Ribboned Custom Designs
  6. Beautiful Bathing by Betsie
  7. Bella Lucia Designs
  8. Bowls by Richard
  9. Buddy's Diner
  10. Buttonwoods Handmade
  11. Capricorn Run Farm
  12. Carol's Crafts
  13. Child and Family
  14. ChrisCa Creations
  15. Coast 2 Coasters LLC
  16. Color Street/Show Off Hands
  17. Coral Anchor Ri
  18. Creations by Lori
  19. Ctbkshop
  20. Custom Printing & More by Lisa
  21. Del's of Johnston
  22. Ed's Crafts
  23. Fashion By Paul
  24. Fashion Wraps by Nancy
  25. Friends of Animals In Need
  26. Gail's Glitter
  27. GlassiFaction
  28. Gramma J's Crafts
  29. Grande Designs
  30. Greater RI Baptist Temple
  31. Happy Tails Bakery & Boutique
  32. Haunted Labyrinth
  33. Healthy Express Foods
  34. Henna by Heather
  35. In a Snap
  36. IZO Arts & Crafts
  37. Jared Anthony's Baby Boutique
  38. JAS Creations
  39. JHS Class of 2023
  40. JJ and Fathers
  41. Joan B's Treasures from the Sea
  42. Johnston High School Cheerleading
  43. Johnston SunRise
  44. Just For Fun
  45. KyElla Design Co.
  46. Leveillee Crafts
  47. LJ's Jams & Jellies, LLC
  48. Lori's Petals and Bows
  49. MACS Boutique Cork Jewelry & Accessories
  50. Magikal Makings
  51. Magpies
  52. Mary Anne Swenson & Tammy Simas
  53. Mastery Martial Arts
  54. My Fair Ladies
  55. Nana's Stitches
  56. NansCreations
  57. Northeast Novelty
  58. Northeast Novelty
  59. Pampered Chef - Jim Nicolette
  60. Pat's Hat's and More
  61. Patty G Photo's
  62. Petro Home Services
  63. Ravenfire Designs
  64. Ravenfire Designs
  65. Renewal by Andersen
  66. Rhode Island Home Improvement
  67. Rose Patterson Arts & Crafts
  68. Rufflife
  69. Sassy Gems aka Lisa's wire creations of RI
  70. School of Rock Attleboro
  71. Serani M Designs
  72. South County Company
  73. Sue's Crochet Crafts
  74. Tastefully Simple
  75. The Bead Sting
  76. The Body Bakery
  77. The Dragonfly Apothecary
  78. The Witch's Crafts
  79. Today & Forever Memories
  80. Treasures from Harley's Heart
  81. Trick My Ride
  82. Tri-County Community Action Agency
  83. Tri-County Community Action Agency
  84. We Be Jammin
  85. Wholestic  Essence
  86. Wicked Scentual Candles
  87. William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School
  88. Witchy Wear
  89. Yota Games


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