(Dover, NH) - The 33rd annual Apple Harvest Day celebration Saturday kicks-off with the 5K road race at 8:30 am and runs through 4 pm in downtown Dover.

Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce Facebook photo

The event features over 400 vendors, musicians, pony rides, amusements and plenty of food!

The WOKQ Apple Pie Baking Contest begins promptly at 11 am. Get your online registration here.

There are numerous road closures and parking restrictions due to the day-long festival.

Here is the latest from the Dover Police Department:

From 6 a.m. until 5 p.m., the following streets will be closed to all traffic:

  • Central Avenue, southbound from Fourth to Washington streets
  • First, Second and Third streets, between Chestnut Street and Central Avenue
  • Henry Law Avenue, from Washington to Williams streets

Central Avenue traffic will be diverted to Chestnut Street. Motorists should expect delays in the downtown area.

Limited parking for the festival will be available in the Orchard Street parking garage, the Library and McConnell Center municipal lot, and the Dover Transportation Center lot. Off-site parking with a free shuttle service will be provided between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at CVS Pharmacy, at 279 Locust St., and at Liberty Mutual (Liberty Way off Sixth Street).

On Saturday morning, there will be additional road closures associated with the Apple Harvest 5K Road Race, which begins at 8:30 a.m. These will include a closure of Central Avenue from Washington to Silver streets at the start of the race (8:20 to 8:45 a.m.), and a closure of Washington and River streets east of Main Street between 8:30 and 10 a.m. The race will also require brief closures or traffic delays on Court Street, Samuel Hanson Avenue and Henry Law Avenue.

On-street parking restrictions will be in effect in the following locations:

  • Central Avenue, from Third Street to Washington Street
  • Henry Law Avenue, from Washington Street to George Street
  • Third Street, from Chestnut Street to Central Avenue
  • Washington Street, east of Main Street

For full details on the days events, visit the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce web site.