Lincoln Square Apple Fest: 2023 In-Depth Guide

How do you like them apples? Find the answer and more at the annual Lincoln Square Apple Fest!

Whether you want to munch on apple pie or chow down on a fresh batch of apple fritters, you’re sure to get your fill at this delicious event. More than 50 local vendors and restaurants will participate, offering culinary delights and drinks. Plus, you can also catch live performances and participate in interactive games at the 36th annual Apple Fest.

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Follow along as we join the community in a joyous celebration of all things apple at the Lincoln Square Apple Fest.

Lincoln Square Apple Fest Tickets

There’s a $5 suggested donation.

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Lincoln Square Apple Fest Activities

Apple Fest Food and Beverage

Step into a food lover’s paradise at Apple Fest Lincoln Square, where the culinary scene comes alive with a symphony of flavors, ranging from time-honored American Pie to the daring cinnamon empanada.

Celebrate the versatility of apples in every bite when you visit these local vendors:


  • Avrom Farm’s Chicken & Waffles
  • Baked Cheese Haus
  • Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits
  • Bell Heir’s BBQ
  • Bo’s Concessions
  • The Chopping Block
  • Cobblestone Restaurant
  • Dimo’s Pizza
  • Dinky Delights
  • Gayle V’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese
  • The Green Post
  • Hello Jasmine
  • Jerry’s
  • Lee Concessions
  • Luciana’s Kitchen
  • Luella’s Southern Kitchen
  • Mi Fogata
  • Nuts To Go
  • The Pony Inn
  • Rockwell’s Neighborhood Grill
  • Tamales Express
  • Tropical Smoothie CafĂ©
  • Yum Dum Food Truck


  • Bottles & Cans
  • The Chopping Block
  • Cobblestone Restaurant
  • DANK Haus German American Cultural Center
  • The Green Post
  • Jerry’s & Geraldine’s
  • Ricochet’s Tavern
  • Rockwell’s Neighborhood Grill

Live Entertainment and Family-Friendly Activities

Let the beauty of fall unfold before you as Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce’s Apple Fest invites you to experience an array of fun activities. From children’s games to electrifying live concerts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Saturday Stage at Leland Avenue Kids Zone

Saturday September 30, 2023

10:00 am – 10:35 am

Latin Dance Experience with Desueno Dance

11:50 am – 12:25 pm

Limbo Demo & Party, with Moya Cultural Arts Trio

12:45 pm – 1:20 pm

Old Town School Kids Guitar with Jessica Martino

1:40 pm – 2:15 pm

Fun Funny Folk with Will Fancher

2:35 pm – 3:10 pm

Interactive Family Folk Rock with Little Miss Ann

3:30 pm – 4:05 pm

Acoustic AfroZep

Sunday October 1, 2023

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Chicago’s Storytime Chamber Band for All Ages with The Lucky Trikes

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Get your sillies out with goofy antics with Comedy Dance

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Original Music and Covers with Music for New People

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Forest Fables: Storytime with Drag Queens with Candi Forest

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

A Traditional & Modern Irish Music with The Donnybrooks

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Dance-Based Games with The Headspin Guy


Kid Zone

Witness the sheer joy on children’s faces as they enjoy endless entertainment. Let your kids have the time of their lives playing, learning, and laughing here.

  • Bunny Ears Art House
  • Easel Art Studio
  • Fit City Kids
  • FIT4MOM Chicago
  • Itsy Bitsy Play & CafĂ©
  • Lycee Francais de Chicago
  • Nonku’s Corner
  • Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School
  • Queen of Angels School
  • Sacred Heart Schools
  • Saint Matthias School
  • Spark Montessori
  • Zellar Brothers

Note: The artist’s lineup will be announced soon.

Pooch Costume Contest

Prepare for a tail-wagging good time as you and your adorable pooch take center stage. Face the special panel of judges, hoping to claim delicious prizes in categories ranging from scariest to most creative, best dog/parent duo, and best costume. The Apple Fest Lincoln Square Pooch event is on October 1st at 10 AM. Check back later for registration details.

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Scarecrow Showdown

Be enchanted by the imaginative spirit of the season at the Ravenswood Apple Fest, where the ground is adorned with awe-inspiring scarecrows. Step into the excitement as a participant or a spectator, and revel in the creativity that defines this remarkable event. Click here to sign up for the competition.

Lincoln Square Chicago Apple Fest Date and Time

Apple Fest Lincoln Square Chicago runs from September 30 to October 1, 2023. From 9 AM to 6 PM.

Lincoln Square Apple Fest Details

Your safety is priority, and that’s why the Fest implemented a range of security initiatives, guaranteeing a worry-free and delightful time for everyone. Visit the event’s website for more details.

Lincoln Square Apple Fest Location

Applefest Chicago is located at Lincoln Avenue between Wilson and Lawrence Avenues.

Experience Lincoln Square Apple Fest

Autumn is on the horizon, and that means Apple Fest is back with more treats and activities for everyone. Embrace fall as Lincoln Square bringing the most delicious apple themed event in town. Get your hands on the best apple dishes and drinks, from fresh apple tarts and candy apples to cider and apple wine. Over 50 vendors will attend the event, presenting all the new flavors and delights.

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After you’ve sampled the tasty treats, shop for autumnal goods at the celebration’s marketplace. Worrying about your kids staying occupied? This festival has got them covered with an array of children activities. Your little ones can pass the time with some apple-themed arts and crafts or fun games.

Attending the event also means listening to live music played by the local bands. Some of its past performers include Wiggleworms and Laird & Dan. This long standing festival in Lincoln Square brings the community together in one tasty celebration.

Celebrate the beginning of autumn and experience this favorite tradition in Lincoln Square. Meanwhile, you can make a vacation out of it with a Chicago vacation package.


Start Date:

September 30, 2023 @ 9:00 am CDT

End Date:

October 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm CDT






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