THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Experiencing the Joys of the Fall Season!

Nothing says Autumn more than apples, ciders, fall fests, pumpkin patches, cool temps, and the month of October!  Come join us this weekend and experience the joys of the Fall Season!!

The 35th annual Apple Fest returns to the Lincoln Square neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) on Lincoln Avenue between Lawrence and Wilson Avenues for one apple-filled weekend.  Checkout this year’s menu of apple inspired dishes and ciders as well as shopping for your Fall essentials at the festival’s marketplace of 50+ vendors.  Plus, catch live music performances from local musicians and bring the kids for seasonal activities!  Apple Fest is a long-standing tradition in Lincoln Square and there’s no better way to welcome in autumn!!

Fall Fest returns to Athletic Field Park (3546 W. Addison St.) in the Irving Park neighborhood this Saturday (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) for a fall-themed, jam-packed day of family fun.  Activities include a pumpkin patch, scarecrow making, train and pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatable games, a balloon artist, live music, delicious food, beverages, and more!  Entry to Fall Fest is FREE; however, ticket costs are $1 per ticket, 12 tickets for $10, and 25 tickets for $20.

Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up returns to its two-acre plot just west of Goose Island at 1265 W. Le Moyne Street in the River West neighborhood now through October 31st.  Save a trip to the suburbs as this pop-up is home to over 10,000 pumpkins at its epic pumpkin patch with every size and shape to find your perfect pumpkin.  It also hosts the best corn maze in the City of Chicago!  Plus, it brings ax throwing, food trucks, carnival games, dozens of interactive games, props for photo ops, twinkling orange light displays, and more fall fun to the city for your enjoyment and making memories!!

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Millennium Hall this Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) at 11 N. Michigan Avenue in The Loop.  Millennium Hall’s Double Clutch Plaza is hosting this event and your ticket comes with one free Double Clutch beer, and the first 100 guests will receive a free mug!  Besides German beer and bites, other activities include corn hole, Big Jenga, lots of swag, face painting, raffles, and so much more!!

Shop from over 60 juried artists and artisans at the Lincoln Roscoe Fall Art & Craft Fair this Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Lincoln Avenue between Roscoe and School Streets in the Lakeview neighborhood.  This free, new northside event features a variety of all handmade art at various price points which includes ceramics, sculptures, paintings, fashion wearables, jewelry, and more.  Festival food, live music, interactive art activities for the kids, and a broad selection of brews curated by Bitter Pops for purchase round out this event!  Plus, dogs are welcome if they’re leashed and friendly!!

The 7th annual WingOut Chicago returns to St. Michael’s parking lot (1633 N. Cleveland Ave.) in the Old Town neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday (12 p.m.-8 p.m.).  This outdoor, chicken wing block party offers all-you-can-eat wings from some of the top vendors in the city.  Patrons can indulge in over 20 varieties of flavors such as Classic Buffalo, Honey Chili, Jerk, Wood Smoked, Spicy Garlic, Asian Ginger, Southern BBQ, Habanero Hot and more!  Plus, new for 2022, there are more ways to WingOut with additional food vendors, expanded festival area, extended hours, more live music, and the return of the Emmy-nominated host of Hot Ones, Sean Evans!!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago