Maurie's Candies in Pekin is making their well-known caramel apples now. If you love a good caramel apple and haven't tried theirs, I would recommend it. The apples they use compliment their divine caramel wonderfully. It is a good idea to call ahead and make sure they have some if you are making a trek over there.
Speaking of things that remind me of fall, I can't believe this weekend is Peoria Oktoberfest weekend. The celebration will run Friday-Sunday on the Peoria riverfront featuring German music, food and beer.