• Apple Fest is returning to Lincoln Square in October

    by Emma Krupp / TimeOut Chicago / September 20, 2021

    Get your apple fix at this annual two-day celebration of fall.

    Can't make your way out to the suburbs for the best apple picking near Chicago this season? Don't stress—you can still get your apple fix within city limits at Lincoln Square's annual Apple Fest, which is returning to Lincoln Avenue with an expanded footprint this October after going virtual last year. 

    The two-day, fall-centric festival, now in its 34th year, stretches from Lawrence to Wilson Avenues, where a series of food vendors, farmers market-style stalls, activity stations and music stages will line the street. As always, apples are the star of the show: Whether you want to feast on apple brats, apple bread pudding, candied apple bacon, apple cheddar scones, apple-cinnamon tamales, apple-stuffed grilled cheese or apple cider doughnuts, you're sure to find a meal to satisfy your apple cravings, with selections from vendors like Gayle V's Best Ever Grilled Cheese, Borelli's, Tamales Express and more.

    You can wash all the delicious food down with cider from local outfits like The Northman, Right Bee and Eris, plus local and national breweries offering apple-infused beer (including A Bushel of Apples, a caramel apple-flavored blonde ale from Phase Three Brewing Company and Affy Tapple). Want to try your hand at making your own apple-stuffed treats at home? You'll also be able to buy fresh apples and cider from farms across the Midwest, including Mick Klug Farm, Phil Foster Farm and Los Rodriguez Farm, plus other fresh veggies and farm-made goods.  Read more HERE

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