Save the dates October 10-12. The Chicago French Market embraces the cooler weather, fall leaves and harvest ingredients with its Market Festival, October 10-12. Come embrace the season by tasting the best harvest offerings such as Pumpkin Spice Soup and Thanksgiving Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Spicy Monkey; Candy Apples from Superior Nut and Candy; Red Apple and Cranberry Pear Balsamic, Autumn Harvest and Pumpkin Patch Teas, or Butternut Squash Sauce from Oh Olive!; Harvest Kale Soup from Fumare Meats and Deli; American Craft and German Oktoberfest beers from Frietkoten, and Pumpkin Pie Soap from Abbey Brown Artisan Soap, just to name a few. The festival culminates with a full day of entertainment and special tastings Saturday, October 12.