WHAT: The 6th Annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest is a fierce competition between 150 bakers in front of a panel of celebrity judges including Gail Gand, and foodies for the coveted blue ribbon. Non-bakers can put their own taste buds up against the judges' by purchasing slices of the entries. Other attractions will include live bluegrass music by Tangleweed, along with square dancing and a silent auction. Children can enjoy pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting and a bounce-house. Visit www.bucktownapplepiecontest.com for more information.

WHY: An urban country fair by the Friends of Holstein Park to raise much-needed funds for park programming and improvements. All proceeds support Holstein Park.

WHERE: Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

WHEN: October 10, 2010, 2:00-5:00 pm

HOW: Admission to the event is free. Contestants pay $15 to enter a pie for judging. Visit www.bucktownapplepiecontest.com to learn more.

WHO: A collaborative community fundraising effort between the Friends of Holstein Park, Whole Foods, Bucktown Community Organization, Alderman Scott Waguespack - 32nd Ward, Printwell and Metropolis.