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  • Apple Fest

  • Usher in the Fall at the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce's 30th Annual Apple Fest!

    Dozens of vendors participate in Apple Fest every year, selling everything from candy apples to scarves and hats. Pick up fresh apple pie, hot apple cider, or even a whole bushel of apples - and for the first time ever learn how to prepare them at our Giddings Gourmet chef demos!  When you're finished, bring your food to our Lawrence Avenue Music Stage to hear great local music while you eat.

    And parents won't have all the fun!  Kids can play in our Leland Avenue Kids Zone, featuring child-focused activities throughout the day.  There's something for everyone at Apple Fest!

  • Event Details

    Date: Saturday, September 30th & Sunday, October 1st 2017
    Time: 9am – 6pm
    Location: Lincoln Ave between Lawrence & Eastwood
    (CTA Western Brown Line Stop)
    Admission: $5 Suggested Donation

    Money raised from this event supports beautification projects in Lincoln Square Ravenswood, as well as contributes financially to several community non-profits each year.  Click for more details on how LSRCC supports the local community through Special Events.

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    Tunes throughout the day at Lincoln & Lawrence Avenues

    Saturday, October 1st 2016

    9:00am - 10:00am - 6th Annual Pooch Costume Contest, by Urban Pooch Canine Life Center
    An amazingly fun opportunity to parade your special pooch in front of our special panel of judges in hope of winning great prizes and parading around Lincoln Square.(Click to learn more and sign up)

    10:30am - 1:30pm - Jodee Lewis, Folk and Honky-Tonk
    A native of the Missouri Ozarks, Jodee Lewis was raised on folk songs and honky-tonk, and her music reflects the best of both worlds.  The Chicago Tribune says she is "a singer-songwriter whose outsized talent is as big as her voice," and calls her first album, Whiskey Halo, an "impressive solo debut".

    2:30pm - 5:30pm - The Flat Cats, Swinging Jazz and Blues
    The Flat Cats, based in Chicago, play a range of vintage and modern music rooted in the hottest swinging jazz and blues, contemporary classics, and timeless standards.  Whether you choose to listen, tap your foot, or cut a rug on the dance floor, you are sure to be entertained!  The group is comprised of six talented musicians with years of performing, arranging, and composing experience.


    Sunday, October 2nd 2016

    10:30am - 1:30pm - Los Perros CubanosCuban Latin
    Los Perros Cubanos plays La Musica Cubana from the 1940's to today. Lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist Roger Sosa is a first generation Cuban American, who uses music to blend his cultural history with his American experience.

    2:30pm - 5:30pm - Jonas Friddle & The MajorityIndie Folk / Americana
    Jonas Friddle & The Majority is an Indie Folk Rock band out of Chicago.  The eight piece band makes a big sound with a line up of banjo, horns, strings, drums, keys, bass and electric guitar.  The band boasts strong ties to Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music and draws its sound from the deep well of American Roots music.


    Chef Demonstrations at Giddings & Lincoln Avenue

    Saturday, October 1st 2016

    10:30am - 11:15am - DANK Haus German-American Cultural Center
    Traditional German Apple Pancake with a delicious fruit filling and served with lemon juice and a sprinkle of powdered sugar

    12:00pm - 12:45pm - The Chopping Block
    How to make and cook our famous apple pie

    1:30pm - 2:15pm - Due Lire
    "Home-Made Pasta" from flour & water to beautiful little masterpieces of love

    3:00pm - 3:45pm - Bistro Campagne
    Early Fall apple salad and an apple crisp

    4:30pm - 5:15pm - Cafe Selmarie
    Fabrication of whole Amish chicken, then pan-sear boneless half chicken with Apple Jicama slaw & pomegranate chicken jus


    Sunday, October 2nd 2016

    1:30pm - 2:15pm - The Northman
    Cider Making 101 with The Northman’s Cider Director & Cider Broker, Brian Rutzen, in conjunction with Brew Camp.


    *times subject to change

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    Artango Bar & Steakhouse

    • Ham & Cheese Empanadas w/ Apple Chutney,
    • Beef Empanadas w/ Chimichurri,
    • Churro w/ Apple Chutney Dipping Sauce

    Big Fork Brands

    • Hickory & Applewood Bacon Sausage on a stick (w/ Apple BBQ sauce),
    • Hickory & Applewood Bacon Sausage on a bun (w/ Apple Slaw and Apple BBQ Sauce),
    • Apple Slaw side

    Bo's Concessions

    • Apple Sausage Sandwich,
    • Apple Fries,
    • Funnel Cakes w/ Apple Toppings,
    • Hot Dogs,
    • Lemonade

    The Chopping Block

    • Apple pie w/ whip cream,
    • Pulled pork w/ apple slaw

    Dinky Donuts

    • Assorted Dinky Donuts,
    • Hot & Cold Coffee

    Gayle's Best Ever Grilled Cheese

    • Classic Grilled Cheese - Fresh baked white sourdough bread, fresh butter & Butterkase cheese,
    • Southport - Butterkase cheese & smoked onion marmalade,
    • Abreo - White cheddar cheese, honey crisp apple & bacon onion jam,
    • The Jake - Gouda cheese, ham & apple butter

    Lee Concessions

    • Egg Rolls w/ Apple Sweet & Sour Sauce,
    • Crab Rangoon w/ Apple Sweet & Sour Sauce,
    • Orange or Grilled Chicken,
    • Corn dogs and Chicken Tenders,
    • Deep Fried Oreos, Snickers, and Twinkies
    • Cheese Fries, Cheese Curds, and Tater Tot
    • Lemonade

    Luella's Southern Kitchen

    • Maple & Apple Braised Pork Belly w/ Cheddar Grits,
    • Chicken & Apple Cider Waffles,
    • Apple Upside Down Cake w/ Bourbon Caramel

    The Northman

    • Cider Fish & Chips,
    • Cider Doughnuts,
    • Breakfast Crepes (until 11am)

    Taco In A Bag

    • The Roast Beast Walking Taco - Apple Braised Pork, Swiss Cheese, Bacon and Candied Apple Crumble Over Chips,
    • The Big Jim Walking Taco - Chorizo Country Gravy, Pepper Jack, Tomatillo Sour Cream and Cilantro Over Chips



    The Chopping Block

    Hard Cider from Right Bee Cider(12 oz) $7.
    This all-natural cider is made by a Chicago couple and uses local honey.

    Hefeweizen from Dovetail Brewery, (12 oz) $7.
    Dovetail produces inspired 
    German and Belgian-style beers using traditional brewing methods in Chicago’s Ravenswood Corridor.

    Old Country Goodness growlers from Journeyman Distillery, priced under $20.
    This apple liquor known as O.C.G. is a combo of Michigan organic apple juice and cider, spices and whiskey. It's known as "fall in a glass!"

    DANK HAUS, German-American Cultural Center

    Possman Mulled Cider
    Aromatic apple wine, infused with cinnamon, clove, and lemon.

    Possman Pure Cider
    Hard apple cider made of country apples from Hesse, Germany.

    Spaten Oktoberfest Beer
    The beer of Munich’s famous Oktoberfest: aromatic, savoury, gold-colored.  T world's first Oktoberfest beer!

    German Riesling, A white wine from Germany.

    Apple Cider, Non-alcoholic.

    The Northman

    The Northman Pub Cider
    Not too dry, not too sweet. Right in the middle, with decent acidity. Made from Michigan heirloom apples such as Grimes Golden, Northern Spy, Winter Banana, & Winesap.

    Uncle John’s Blueberry Cider
    The balance of crisp Apple blended with sweet blueberry juice showcases the elegant flavors of ripe blueberries and finishes soft on your palette.

    Ricochet's Tavern

    Hard Cider from Vander Mill Cider
    Non-pasteurized, no preservatives added hard cider pressed from only the best Michigan apples.

    Little Sumpin' Sumpin' IPA from Laugunitas
    Way smooth and silky with a nice wheatly-esque-ishness. A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body.

    Savory Spice Shop

    Mulled Apple Cider, Hot & Cold (non-alcoholic)

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    Kids Activities at Lincoln & Leland Avenues

    Saturday, October 1st 2016

    10:00am - 10:30am - Wiggleworms, by Lindsay Weinberg of Old Town School of Folk Music

    10:30am - 11:00am - Music and Creative Play, by Stomp And Shout Chicago

    11:00am - 11:30am - Magician Luis Carreon, by Magic Inc.

    11:30am - 12:00pm - Guitar Circle - Interactive Dance & Sing-Along, by Lincoln Square Athletic Club Kids Club

    12:00pm - 12:30pm - Hip Hop Dance Performances, by Dovetail Studios

    12:30pm - 1:00pm - Family Yoga, by Bloom Yoga Studio

    1:00pm - 1:30pm - Story Time w/ Nili Yelin The Story Book Mom, by The Book Cellar

    1:30pm - 2:00pm Juggling Show by Mr. Chrisby Pickle's Playroom

    2:00pm - 3:00pm - Puppet Show, by Puppet Possibilities


    Sunday, October 2nd 2016

    10:00am - 10:30am - Wiggleworms, by Alisa Rosenthal of Old Town School of Folk Music

    10:30am - 11:00am - Noodles The Wonder Dog, by Urban Pooch Canine Life Center

    11:00am - 11:30am - Magician Luis Carreon, by Magic Inc.

    11:30am - 12:00pm - Guitar Circle - Interactive Dance & Sing-Along, by Lincoln Square Athletic Club Kids Club

    12:00pm - 1:00pm - The Lucky Trikes: Story Time w/ Live Music, by Timeless Toys

    1:00pm - 1:30pm - Story Time in a Foreign Language w/ Sing-a-long, by Language Stars

    1:30pm - 2:00pm - Musicality, by Pickle's Playroom

    2:00pm - 3:00pm - Health, Fitness, and Play, by Brian Wismer Entertainment



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