Autumn is just around the corner, and the time could hardly be better for apples. This weekend (only a week after their German American Fest) the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual apple fest.
You may not find the latest ipod or vintage Beatles albums there (though there's an awesome record store on Lincoln where you just might) but what you will find are apples -- apples by the bushel and cider by the gallon. There will also be live music, games for the kids, cooking demos, tastings and other fruit and vegetable offerings from farmers and specialty vendors.
The apple fest will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, in the plaza on the 4700 block of North Lincoln Avenue. You gotta love seasonal celebrations of food, and what makes it even better is that apples are easier to carry than pumpkins.