CHICAGO — From apple pie to candy-covered apples, there are tons of delicious treats to try at Apple Fest in Lincoln Square.
After 29 years, the festival has become so popular that it’s added a second day of fall fun. Today is day two.
Organizer Rudy Flores, who’s also the executive director of the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, says the event has grown in many ways over the years.
“It’s been so popular over the last 29 years starting off as just a little sidewalk event and now going to the street festival, that we decided make it two days to bring out more people, be able to experience the farmers, and just celebrate fall here in Chicago,” he tells CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey.
Many local businesses are represented at the fest, and this year, participants can taste apple-inspired treats like chicken and waffles, apple pies, grilled cheese with sliced apples inside, empanadas with an apple dipping sauce, apple-cinnamon donuts and more.
For the first time, there will be an apple cider demonstration, teaching people how to make their own cider. Also, presenters will host story times, magicians, puppet shows and other activities for kids.
Apple Fest goes on through 6 p.m. on Lincoln Avenue between Lawrence and Eastwood.
It’s free to get in, but a $5 donation is suggested.