How do you like them apples?
If you’re unable to make it out to the suburbs this fall to pick apples at the best orchards and farms near Chicago – worry not. A wonderful variety of apple-themed foods and drinks from local farms will be available at this coming weekend’s beloved Lincoln Square Annual Apple Fest.
The two-day festival returned last year after it resorted to a virtual format during the Covid-19 pandemic like many of Chicago’s cherished traditions. This year it will return for its 35th year with an expanded footprint stretching Lincoln Avenue from Lawrence Avenue to Wilson Avenue.
The festivities kick off this Saturday, October 1st at 9 am and will run through Sunday, October 2nd until 6 pm.
“Apple Fest is always Chicagoans’ sign that fall is here and to stock up on their favorite fall goodies to ring in the season,” said Rudy Flores, executive director of Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce.
There will be an array of artisanal food vendors, local and national breweries, and farmer’s market-style stalls selling goods from farms across the Midwest, as well as a host of local retailers selling eco-friendly gifts and handcrafted jewelry.
When guests aren’t perusing all the apple-themed attractions there will be activity stations and music stages including one at Giddings Plaza.
There will be performances from returning rock, pop, and jazz cover bands such as The StingRays, The Noize, and The Friends Band, plus swamp blues from Chicago-based combo Tijuana Hercules and music from Cuba’s Golden Age courtesy of Los Perros Cubanos.
Apple Fest will take place this coming weekend Saturday, October 1st– Sunday, October 2nd from 9 am to 6 pm each day.
More information about the 35th edition of Apple Fest can be found at lincolnsquare.org/apple-fest.
[Featured image from Facebook / @LSRCC.Chicago]