LINCOLN SQUARE — It's all about the apple this weekend in Lincoln Square.
Apple Fest, the neighborhood's annual homage to the arrival of fall and its signature fruit, will take place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday in the 4700 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Admission is free.
Local musicians will perform throughout the fest from the stage in Giddings Plaza. Kids activities, centered at the north end of the fest, run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include family yoga, story time, Wiggleworms and soda making.
Other highlights are sure to include the third annual Pooch Parade, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. There's still time to register your dog for the costume contest portion of this event.
Plenty of neighborhood businesses will set up shop along the fest's sidewalk marketplace, sharing space with the bushels of apples trucked in by Mick Klug Farms and Phil Foster's Fruit Farm.
Back by popular demand: the Chopping Block's mile high apple pie, Himmel's apple pizza and Amy's Candy Bar's caramel apples.
Worth every tempting bite.