Apple Fest Returns to Historic Long Grove September 24-26

  • Everyone loves Apple Fest!Grimaldi Public Relations

    Everyone loves Apple Fest!Grimaldi Public Relations

Updated 8/23/2021 8:30 AM

One of the largest Midwestern tributes to apple season will take place in historic downtown Long Grove once again when the 30th annual Apple Fest returns September 24th through September 26th.

The 2021 edition includes countless apple delicacies, everything from fresh apple cider donuts to apple wine. In addition, as always, there will be live music in multiple areas, family activities, and a classic carnival.


At the heart of Apple Fest are the vendors doling out local made, apple-inspired cuisine. In the past, Apple Fest has featured creative options, mouthwatering items like chocolate caramel apples, candy covered apples, apple wine, 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, apple tempura, and much more. This year visitors can expect more of the same as well as other autumn favorites too.

In addition to three-days of colorful apple-themed treats, festgoers can also participate in exciting activities. Apple Fest includes family fun in Fountain Square and a classic carnival. The other big entertainment draw at Apple Fest is the live music playing continuously on multiple stages spread out through town. Apple Fest 2021 headline talent includes: Friday: Sixteen Candles, Saturday:Libido Funk Circus, 7th Heaven, and Sunday: ARRA.

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 2021 Summary Detail

Dates: September 24, 25, 26

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

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

Hours: Fri, 12 pm-11 pm; Sat, 10 am-11 pm, Sun, 10 am-6 pm


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