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updated: 9/23/2017 4:29 PM

It's all about apples in Long Grove

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  • Aaliyah Siggers, 5, of Berwyn plays in the bubbles produced by Gordy Tobutt of Fox River Grove, also called The Bubbler, at the Long Grove Apple Fest on Saturday.

      Aaliyah Siggers, 5, of Berwyn plays in the bubbles produced by Gordy Tobutt of Fox River Grove, also called The Bubbler, at the Long Grove Apple Fest on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Luke McCarthy, 6, of Elmhurst blows his own giant bubble, as Gordy Tobutt of Fox River Grove, also called The Bubbler entertained the crowd at the Long Grove Apple Fest on Saturday.

      Luke McCarthy, 6, of Elmhurst blows his own giant bubble, as Gordy Tobutt of Fox River Grove, also called The Bubbler entertained the crowd at the Long Grove Apple Fest on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • On a hot autumn day, Kristina Cavanaugh used the cooling mist fans to keep her twin daughters, Aveline and Marielle, 1, beating the heat at the Long Grove Apple Fest on Saturday.

      On a hot autumn day, Kristina Cavanaugh used the cooling mist fans to keep her twin daughters, Aveline and Marielle, 1, beating the heat at the Long Grove Apple Fest on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Despite the heat, large crowds attended the Long Grove Apple Fest on Saturday.

      Despite the heat, large crowds attended the Long Grove Apple Fest on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Despite the heat, large crowds attended the Long Grove Apple Fest on Saturday.

      Despite the heat, large crowds attended the Long Grove Apple Fest on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Long Grove paid tribute to everything apples Saturday, as part of a weekend-long festival in the historic downtown village.

The 26th annual Apple Fest offers a fun-filled weekend of food, entertainment and live music as the unofficial kickoff to autumn and the holiday season.

Family-friendly activities included pony and kiddie rides, a full carnival, face painting, Medieval Times junior knight training, roaming magicians and jugglers.

And, of course, there was no shortage of apple inspiration, complete with an apple pie-eating contest and foods offered by local businesses such as apple cider doughnuts, apple pie, hot apple cider, caramel apples, apple garlic jam, caramel apple popcorn and caramel apple fudge.

The fest continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, with live entertainment by Ian Leith, Dina Bach Duo, American English and others.

For information, visit www.longgrove.org.

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