• Apple Fest 2017
  • Apple Fest Sponsored by State Farm® Neighborhood of Good®

  • 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!  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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  • ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

    LAWRENCE AVENUE - MUSIC STAGE
    Tunes throughout the day at Lincoln & Lawrence Avenues

    Saturday, September 30th 2017

    9:00am - 10:30am - 7th 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 HERE TO REGISTER)

    11:30am - 1:30pm - Radio Free Honduras, Latin Folk-Rock
    Honduran music legend Charlie Baran leads Radio Free Honduras through many originals and classics. The band is a diverse collective of Chicago musicians, all united under one goal – supporting the artistry of Charlie Baran and bringing this tremendous talent into the spotlight where it belongs.  Founded by Dan Abu-Absi, longtime guitarist for JT and the Clouds and Birds of Chicago, Radio Free Honduras plays mostly Baran originals, but their live shows often feature a wide variety of reimagined cover songs.

    2:15pm - 3:15pm - Chris Walz, Premium Quality Traditional Music

    4:00pm - 6:00pm - 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 1st 2017

    9:30am - 11:30am - Jonas FriddleIndie Folk / Americana
    Jonas Friddle and some of his frequent collaborators form a four-piece Americana folk rock band. Drawing from the deep well of American Roots music, they play his original songs alongside energetic arrangements of traditional songs on banjo, guitar, fiddle, bass, drums, and trumpet. Jonas was raised in the mountains of North Carolina and has adopted Chicago as his home, having developed strong ties to the Old Town School of Folk Music.His banjo-driven compositions have received numerous awards including Song of the Year from The John Lennon Songwriting Competition, First Place in the Great American Song Contest and a nomination for Album of the Year in the Independent Music Awards.

    12:30pm - 2:30pm - The Friends Band, Variety of Genres
    The Friends Band has something for everyone!  From top 40 current hits to popular jazz classics, you'll come to enjoy this band as one of Chicago's most delightful group of musicians!

    3:00pm - 3:30pm - Charles Kim, Pop/Rock

    4:00pm - 6:00pm - 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.

    GIDDINGS PLAZA
    Featured Old Town School of Folk Music teaching artists.

    Saturday, September 30th 2017

    1:00pm - 1:45pm Luciano AntonioBrazilian Jazz

    2:30pm - 3:15pm Dan FulkersonClassical & Pop

    4:00pm - 4:45pm Colby MaddoxBluegrass

     

    Sunday, October 1st 2017

    1:00pm - 1:45pm - The Rev. Virgil S. PeabodyGospel, Blues, Country

    2:30pm - 3:15pm - Mareva LindoFolk, Blues & Rags

    4:00pm - 4:45pm - Paul KayeBlues

    *times subject to change

     

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  • FOOD & BEVERAGE DETAILS FOOD & BEVERAGE DETAILS

     FOOD VENDORS

    Artango Bar & Steakhouse

    • Empanadas - choice of Apple, Beef, Corn and Mozzarella
    • Grilled Chorizo Sandwich
    • Churros with Apple Chutney & Dulce de Leche

    Bo's Concessions

    • Funnel Cake with Apple Topping
    • Apple Brats
    • Apple Cotton Candy
    • Apple Fries
    • Lemonade
    • Hot Dogs with Chips
    • Apple Gummy Bears

    Byron's Hot Dogs

    • Applewood Smoked Bacon / Cheese Jumbo Dogs
    • Applewood Smoked Bacon / Cheese Burgers
    • Applewood Smoked Bacon / Cheese Brats
    • Regular & Sweet Potato French Fries

    Carbon Arc

    • Popcorn - Choice of Regular, Cheese, Caramel, Caramel Apple
    • Apple Cotton Candy

    The Chopping Block

    • Fresh baked Apple Pie with Fresh Made Whip Cream
    • Smoked Pulled Pork with Cow Town BBQ Sauce and Apple Cole Slaw

    Dinky Donuts

    • Hot & Fresh Dinky Bag - choose ONE sugar topping: Cinnamon Sugar, Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie, Chocolate, Ginger Bread, Apple Crisp, Powdered Sugar, or Ancho Mamma's Chile Topping

    Essence of India

    • Apple Curry Chicken
    • Apple Cardamom Strudel
    • Samosa
    • Butter Chicken
    • Vegetable Korma, Rice and Bread

    Feed Your Head

    • Vegan Chili Cheeze Nachos wi Salsa and Avocado Crema
    • Gyro on Pita w/ Tomato, Onion, Cucumber and Tahini Sauce
    • Maple Apple Bourbon Sausage w/ Apple Slaw
    • Apple Cinnamon Rolls
    • Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
    • Mini Apple Pies

    Gayle's Best Ever Grilled Cheese

    • Classic - fresh bread, butter and Butterkase cheese
    • Southport - Butterkase cheese and smoked onion marmalade
    • Abreo - White Cheddar cheese, Honeycrisp apple and bacon onion jam
    • Jake - Gouda cheese, ham and apple butter

    Jerry's

    • Breakfast Biscuit with Fried Egg, Cheese, Sausage & Gravy
      (Served only in the morning)
    • Charcoal-Grilled Sausages on Bun - Choice of Pork & Apple Sausage, Scotch Ale Bratwurst, Gene's Smoke Sausage, or Marinated Portabella Mushroom
    • Kid's Weiner
    • Eloté - grilled corn + mayo, parmesan, spice
    • House Sea Salt & Pepper Chips
    • Strawberry Lemonade
    • House Fudge Brownie
    • House Ice Cream Sandwich

    Lee Concessions

    • Grilled or Orange Chicken with Vegetable Rice
    • Egg Rolls
    • Crab Rangoon
    • Corn Dogs and Chicken Tenders with Fries
    • Cheese Curds, Cheese Fries, and Tater Tots
    • Funnel Cake with Apple Topping
    • Deep Fried Oreos, Snickers, and Twinkies
    • Lemonade

    Luella's Southern Kitchen

    • Apple Braised Pork Belly with Grits
    • Applewood Smoked Jerk Chicken Tacos with Apple Slaw
    • Apple Cinnamon Crème Brulee

    The Northman

    • Fish and Chips - malt cured Icelandic cod, cider battered, spicy gribiche, malt mist
    • Cider Donuts
    • Döner Kabob - ground and spit-roasted beef, chicken, and lamb, marinated tomato, cucumber, onion, lemon, crispy rice, yogurt, flatbread wrap
    • Vegetable Pasty - eggplant, zucchini, red onion, sherry vinegar, dressed greens
    • Northman Melt - grilled patty, dark onions, garlic aioli, butterkase

    Taco In A Bag

    • BBQ Beast - Cider braised pork shoulder, mustard slaw, dried cherries, green onions, walnuts
    • Cheeseburger Nachos - Beer Braised beef, three cheese sauce, romaine, pickles, not McDonald's special sauce, potato straws

     

    BEVERAGE VENDORS

    The Chopping Block

    Dry Hard Cider from Right Bee Cider
    This all-natural cider is made by a Chicago couple and uses local honey.

    Off-Dry Hard Cider from Right Bee Cider
    This all-natural cider is made by a Chicago couple and uses local honey.

    Terradora di Paola, Falanghina 2015, Campania, Italy
    Vibrant notes of apple, quince and pear with streamlined acidity. This Italian classic serves as a delicious aperitivo and as a complement to lighter dishes.

    La Posta, Cocina Tinto 2014, Mendoza Valley
    Lush & chewy with a mouthful of juicy berry-flavors, delicately spiced with oak. This Malbec-based red makes a rich cocktail and complements the richest dishes.

    DANK HAUS, German-American Cultural Center

    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.  The world's first Oktoberfest beer!

    German Riesling, A white wine from Germany.

    The Northman

    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 same family has been tending the orchard for over 100 years. Not only do they grow apples, they grow their own blueberries to make this extremely fruity cider.

    Joie de Poulpe Rosrose wine

    Gougenheim Malbec,  red wine

    Ricochet's Tavern

    OutCider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse
    Rugged and fresh, OutCider isn't afraid of taking the trail less traveled. Jonagold apples are pressed, fermented, and left unfiltered, so you can experience their raw character.

    Carlsberg Beer by Carlsberg
    Slim cropped white head has no problem sticking to the glass, bright and bubbly with a shimmering pale golden hue. Very crisp with a thin body, hops and malt are proportioned very well and leave the brew quite balanced.

    Pinot Noir, red wine

    Pinot Grigio, white wine

    Savory Spice Shop

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

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  • FAMILY EVENT SCHEDULE FAMILY EVENT SCHEDULE

    LELAND AVENUE
    KIDS ZONE
    Kids Activities at Lincoln & Leland Avenues
    WITH EMCEE VERONICA GARZA OF PICKLE'S PLAYROOM

    Saturday, September 30th 2017

    10:00am - 10:30am - The Dreamtree Shakers, by Old Town School of Folk Music

    10:30am - 11:00am - Magic Show, by Luis Carreon

    11:00am - 11:30am - Story Time/Music with Miss Jamie from the Farm, by The Book Cellar

    11:30am - 12:30pm - Wild and Wacky Family Fun Show, by Brian Wismer

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

    1:00pm - 2:00pm - Miss Lori, by Pickle's Playroom

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

    2:30pm - 3:00pm Chris the Jugglerby Pickle's Playroom


    Sunday, October 1st 2017

    10:00am - 10:30am - Julie Helenius, by Old Town School of Folk Music

    10:30am - 11:00am - Storytelling, by Pickle's Playroom

    11:00am - 11:30am - Magic Show, by Luis Carreon

    11:30am - 12:00pm - Sport Fencing demo, by Lincoln Square Fencing

    12:00pm - 1:00pm - Puppet Show, by Puppet Possibilities

    1:00pm - 1:30pm - Folk/Pop Tunes for Kids, by Angie Maloney

    1:30pm - 2:00pm - Sport Fencing demoby Lincoln Square Fencing

    2:00pm - 3:00pm - American Ninja Warriors Ethan Swanson, Jesse "Flex" Labreck & Toni Clement, by Ultimate Ninjas Chicago


  • WHERE'S COREY?

    Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Apple Fest by searching for “Corey the Apple” in the businesses of Lincoln Square and Ravenswood!  Throughout the 30 days of September different businesses will have Corey the Apple hidden in their stores.  The more times you find Corey, the greater your chance to win one of three Grand Prizes!

    Download the Entry Form for complete details and to begin playing today.


  • APPLE PIE BAKE-OFF

    Do you make an amazing apple pie? Do you want to show off your baking skills? If you answered yes to either of these questions you should enter the first ever Apple Fest Apple Pie Bake-Off!  The Bake-Off will take place on Sunday morning of Apple Fest in Giddings Plaza, where local culinary judges will taste and rank your baking skills.  Prizes will be awarded to the top two contestants.  Registration is limited to the first 30 forms received.

    Download the Entry Form for complete details.


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