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Long Grove Apple Fest starts Friday, September 20th
Long Grove Apple Fest is here! Our local community's annual Apple Fest will be held on:
- Friday, Sept. 20th - 12 to 11 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 21st - 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 22nd - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
And this isn't just four tables at a farmer's market. Just like Strawberry Fest and Chocolate Fest, you'll be amazed at the scale of this event if it's your first time attending. There will be live music on two stages, games for the kids, and, of course, no Apple Fest is complete without a few epic pie-eating contests!
Tickets (can be purchased at the gate or ahead of time)
$5 per day for anyone over 12
3 Day Pass $10 ($15 dollar value!) – available online ONLY – Click HERE
I want to share a quick flyover of the schedules, but for more information on events, parking, schedules, check out the Apple Fest website here - http://longgrove.org/festivals/apple-fest/.
And make sure to stop by the Lions Club tent where I will be volunteering for some refreshing apple sangria! All proceeds benefit local charities!
First, the Food
Here's the list from Apple Fest's website. If this doesn't make you immediately hungry, I'm not sure what will:
"At the heart of Apple Fest are the vendors doling out local made, apple-inspired cuisine. In the past, Apple Fest has featured countless handmade options, including 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, a variety of farm fresh-picked apples from Frank's Farm Orchard, and much more."
PIE EATING CONTESTS:
Towner Green – Kids Area
Sign up in the Kids Activity Area on the picnic table. There will be 2 contests at each time listed: 1 for children and the second for adults.
Saturday: 2:30pm & 4:00pm
Sunday: 2:30pm & 4:00pm
Kids Activity Schedule
"Kid Zone" is presented by Primrose School of Long Grove. Check out the full schedule here, these are a few options:
Friday, 3:30 pm Medieval Times Jr. Knight Training
Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm Apple Arts & Crafts
Every day 12 pm - 6 pm Free lawn games
Here's a look at the schedules for both stages. Make sure to check out "School of Rock - Arlington Heights" from 12 pm - 1 pm on Saturday!
Friday: 12pm – 9 pm*
Saturday: 11 am – 9pm*
Sunday: 11 am – 6pm*
I look forward to seeing you there!