Apple Fest 2017

Long Grove Welcomes in Autumn with Annual Apple Festival, September 22 – 24

Now in its 26th season, Apple Fest has seen its share of visitors from all around the country flock to Historic Downtown Long Grove to have bushels of fun.  From apple popcorn to apple lattes, Apple Fest’s claim-to-fame is the hundreds of delicious apple-inspired treats for apple lovers young and old.  This year, the Pop-Up Apple Orchard will again be home to dozens of local merchants, doling out baskets of freshly-picked apples as well as original Long Grove products.  As always with a Long Grove major festival, music of the highest caliber will play out all weekend long on three stages spread out throughout fest grounds.

When fest-goers aren’t busy filling up on apple delicacies or rocking out to heart-pounding tunes, the Kid Zone at Apple Fest is a refuge of entertainment – headlined by the legendary apple pie-eating contests and interactive activities like ballroom dancing and tug-o-war.   During the 3-day event, September 22 – 24, festgoers are invited to peruse the timeless village of Long Grove, with its cobblestone walkways, historic buildings and independently-owned boutiques and specialty shops.

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

Hours of Operation:
Fri, 11 am – 11 pm
Sat, 10 am – 11 pm
Sun, 10 am – 6 pm

Admission: $5 per person per day, kids 12 and under no admission.  On Friday from 11 am – 2 pm there will be no admission for all.

Carnival Hours:
Friday:  11 am – 11 pm
Saturday:  11 am – 11pm
Sunday:  11 am – 6pm
Unlimited Rides Special from  11 AM to 4 PM $20 pp, (Wristband Sales end at 3:15.  We end sales in advance of the expiration time to allow people ample time to ride.)  To clarify,  patrons may purchase individual tickets for ride admittance should they choose to not purchase the unlimited ride special wristband.

Parking is free at all public lots:

Stempel Municipal Lot – 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove, IL 60047
Archer Lot – 343 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL 60047
Kildeer Countryside Elementary School – 3100 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL 60047

Apple Fest guests can choose from countless apple-inspired treats from local merchants and vendors all weekend long. Examples in the past have included:

Galena Canning Co. will be featuring: 

  • Apple Hickory BBQ Sauce
  • Cran Apple Salsa
  • Apple Pecan Dressing
  • Dutch Apple Jam
  • Apple Butter
  • Apple Cherry Butter
  • Cran Apple Butter
  • Apple Butter No Sugar Added
  • Granny Smith Apple Jalapeno Jelly
  • Apple Cinnamon Butter
  • Dutch Apple Topping

Long Grove Confectionary will be featuring:

  • Apple Cider Donuts
  • Brown Bag Apple Pie
  • Caramel Apples – plain, nutty, cinnamon
  • Hot Apple Cider
  • Apple sippers
  • Coffee

Morkes Chocolate of Long Grove will be featuring:

  • Cider Spice Donuts
  • Caramel Apples
  • Caramel Apples and a caramel apple bar – sliced apples with caramel, with chocolate, nuts or other options.

The Olive Tap will be featuring:

  • Apple Balsamic Vinegar
  • Officer Mullins Applesauce
  • Apple Garlic Jam
  • Sampling these apple products daily during the fest.

Signature Popcorn will be featuring:

  • Apple Popcorn
  • Caramel Apple Popcorn
  • Caramel Apple Fudge and Pumpkin Fudge.
  • Caramel Apple Popcorn
  • Caramel Apple Fudge and Pumpkin Fudge.

In addition to three-days of delectable apple vendors and apple concoctions, festers can also participate in exciting free family activities, including a wide-variety of apple-themed games like the legendary apple pie eating contests.

Besides all the apple mayhem, the other big draw is the free live music playing continuously on several stages spread out through fest grounds. Weekend headliners programmed by festival producer Ravenswood Special Events.

Apple Festers are invited to peruse the town during Apple Fest and enjoy specials at many of the charming shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.

Apple Festers are invited to peruse the town during Apple Fest and enjoy specials at many of the charming shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.

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

Apple Fest Admission: $5 per person per day, kids 12 and under get in free.
Friday from 11 am – 2 pm there will be free admission for all.

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