Apple Fest 2017

Downtown Long Grove Celebrates Fall with the 26th Annual Apple Fest  September 22, 23, 24, 2017.

Visitors can expect to have bushels of fun at this celebration of fall’s favorite fruit and the many delicious ways to enjoy it in historic downtown Long Grove.

From Long Grove Confectionery’s famous apple cider donuts to apple popcorn,  and more, Apple Fest has something to offer for all apple lovers – young or old. Better yet, once visitors get their apple fix they can enjoy Long Grove’s enchanting outdoor ambiance, with dozens of indie shops and activities staged throughout the scenic village (which closes down its main streets to traffic throughout the weekend).

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

  • Apple pies, apple cider, caramel apples, and apple cider donuts with sugar and
  • cinnamon from Long Grove Confectionary
  • Apple cake, apple spiced donuts and caramel apple lattes from Beans & Leaves
  • Apple and rhubarb pie, apple butter with scones, and apple tea
  • Candied apples, apple fudge, apple sour candies, apple caramels, a variety of
  • apple salt water taffy, and apple licorice from Ma & Pa’s Candy
  • Honey apple pecan dip mix from Country Home Creations from Mangel Gifts
  • Caramel apple martinis from Enzo & Lucia Ristorante
  • Freshly baked apple turnovers, caramelized apple and bacon cheeseburger,
  • Caramel apple sundae, a variety of apple martinis, and seasonal hard cider from
  • Apple pie flavored cigars from Neumann’s Cigars & More
  • Broken Earth Winery’s Albarino white wine, with the aroma and flavor of Fuji

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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MAIN STAGE Entertainment:


Band times
Modern Day Romeos 9pm – 11pm
Rockstar Rodeo 6:30 – 8:20pm
Serendipity 4:30pm – 6pm
Kevin Mileski Trio 2:30pm – 4pm
Two Fillipinos 12pm – 2pm


Band times
Sixteen Candles 9-11pm
Boy Band Review 7 – 8:30pm
Run Forrest Run 5 – 6:30pm
3:15 – 4:30pm
The Millenials 1:30 – 2:45pm
School of Rock 12pm -1pm


Band times
American English 4pm – 6pm
The Who’s Who 2pm – 3:30pm
Rebel Reign 12pm – 1:30pm



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