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The Big Apple in Chicago

Lincoln Square’s Apple Fest fundraiser supports beautification projects in the Lincoln Square Ravenswood neighborhoods, as well as contributing financially to several community nonprofits each year. Held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 5 and 6, restaurants and vendors will offer sweet and savory, apple-inspired food offerings. Adults and children can enjoy a variety of apple ciders.

Local live music will take center stage at Lawrence Avenue, and the little ones will take over the Leland Avenue Kids Zone. The third annual apple pie bake-off will take place October 6 in Ricochet’s Tavern.

Highlights include apple and cinnamon empanadas, apple and pork tacos, apple crisp, biscuits with apple butter, apple crisp donuts, apple curry chicken, apple blueberry scones, apple cobbler pancakes, apple smoked beef brisket with apple cider BBQ sauce, candy apple French toast, apple-stuffed Andean pastelitos, caramel apples, apple cookies, apple streudel and a variety of apples.

Suggested donation is $5. Location: Lincoln Ave., between Lawrence and Eastwood. For more information, visit