• Marcy Farrey

Chicago Indie Weekend Guide October 5-7, 2018


Discover and support independent businesses and art in Chicago this weekend!


Celebrate the first weekend of October with these events that showcase and support independent businesses and art!



Pilsen Community Books First Annual Fair

October 5-7, 2018


Pilsen Community Books is hosting its first annual fair at Co-Prosperity in the Bridgeport neighborhood. The three-day event includes live and local music, original literary art from 10+ artists, and more than 7500 used books! With that many books, there is sure to be something for everyone. Books are priced great too: $4 per book or three books for $10. This is the perfect event for book lovers, but with the music and art, it also offers something for other creative types. I love Pilsen Community Books, so it is exciting to see them hosting a large event that will introduce this lovely bookstore to even more people in the community.


Lincoln Square Ravenswood Apple Fest October 6 & 7, 2018


The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 31st annual Apple Fest Saturday & Sunday in Giddings Plaza. We went to this event last year and it's a lot of fun, especially if you love apples, apple picking, and all things Fall! And if you can't make it out to an apple orchard this year, this is the next best thing. There will be plenty of local food vendors serving sweet and savory food, and you can buy a whole bushel of apples or simply get an apple treat. With a wide range of vendors, you can get whatever you're in the mood for. You can also eat while enjoying live local music at the Lawrence Avenue Music Stage.


Baking Class: Macarons - Fall Flavors

Sunday, October 7, 2018


Once you've tasted all the apple treats at the Apple Fest, it's time to try another treat: Macarons! If you haven't heard of Read It & Eat, it's a newer indie store in the Lincoln Park area focused exclusively on selling cookbooks, teaching cooking classes, and providing cooking demonstrations. It's a cute spot that you should browse even if you aren't taking a class. This weekend's class costs $80. If you're looking for something with a lower cost, you can stay up-to-date on all their upcoming events, including any demonstrations or cookbook signings, on their website.


Enjoy your weekend, and support some indie businesses in the process!


Let us know of any upcoming events supporting independents -- send an email to ourindieland@gmail.com.

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