Apple Fest Returns to Historic Downtown Long Grove Sept 23 – 25

The Midwest's biggest tribute to apple season will return to the historic streets of charming downtown Long Grove when the 31st annual Apple Fest takes place Sept. 23 through 25. The 2022 edition features countless apple delicacies, everything from apple wine to apple tempura. In addition, as always, there will be live music stages in multiple areas, family activities, and a classic carnival offering "bushels of fun" for everyone.

The Apple Fest Treats:

The heart of Apple Fest are the dozens of apple vendors doling out locally-made, apple-inspired food and beverages. In the past, Apple Fest has featured creative options, mouthwatering items like chocolate caramel apples, candy covered apples, apple sangria, hard apple ciders, fresh apple cider donuts, spiced apple lattes, granny apple popcorn, green apple cotton candy, apple crisps, apple goat cheese dumplings, apple cheesecake, apple pie, cinnamon apple ice cream, apple sugar cookie, and much more. This year visitors can expect more of the same as well as other autumn favorites too.

The Apple Fest Entertainment:

In addition to three-days of colorful apple-themed treats, festgoers can also participate in exciting activities. Apple Fest includes family fun in the Kid's Zone as well as a dedicated classic carnival with thrill all ages rides and games. The biggest entertainment draw at Apple Fest is typically the live music playing continuously on multiple stages spread out throughout town. From local up-and-coming artists to Chicago's most well-known festival bands, the main stage at Apple Fest 2022 includes:

Friday, Sept. 23:

• 9-11p.m., Hillbilly Rockstars

• 6:30-8:20 p.m., Pettykings

• 4:30-6 p.m., Pipe Dream

• 2:30-4 p.m., Weekend Social

• Noon to 2 p.m., Sam Fazio Quartet

Saturday, Sept. 24:

• 9-11 p.m., Terrapin Flyer

• 7-8:30 p.m., The Gingers

• 5-6:30- p.m., 7th Heaven

• 3-4:30 p.m., Members Only

• 1:30-2:20 p.m., Senn Alan Trio

• noon to 1 p.m., School Of Rock Arlington Heights

Sunday, Sept. 25:

• 4-6 p.m., Sixteen Candles

• 1:30-3:30 p.m., Robby Celestin Band

• Noon to 1 p.m., School of Rock Barrington

The Apple Fest Shopping:

Apple fest is an ideal opportunity to explore the newly renovated historic downtown Long Grove and enjoy one-of-a-kind, family-owned shops, boutiques, restaurants, wine bars, breweries, and small-town hospitality. Apple Fest marks the beginning of the fall shopping season with local merchants welcoming in visitors all weekend and rolling out their own apple-inspired specials and deals.

The Apple Fest 2022 Summary Detail

Dates: Sept. 23-25

Location: Downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL 60047

Cost: $5 per person, children under 12 complimentary all the time.

Hours: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept 23; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Sept. 25


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