CLICK ON THE MONTHS ABOVE for a Complete Listing for hundreds of Illinois Festivals, with Descriptions and Links.
Here are JUST A FEW Featured Events:
June 9-11, 2017 Ribfest Chicago
After being selected and featured on the Food Network's 2014 "Eating America, with Anthony Anderson" and televised to 100 million households in 150 countries, Ribfest Chicago returns with more smokin' music and barbecue as we cook up Chicago's favorite food and music festival and we couldn't be more excited. More highlights include the celebrity-judged "Best Ribs" award, an amateur rib-eating competition and "RibMania," the Midwest's only professional rib-eating competition. Attendance: 50,000.
July 9, 2017
Annual World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival
Help celebrate the world-famous Brooks Catsup Bottle water tower at the 19th Annual Brooks World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival. Events include catsup tasting booth, hot dog (smothered in catsup) eating contest, and more.
August 10-20, 2017 Illinois State Fair - Springfield, Illinois
The annual showcase of Illinois agriculture and unique entertainment includes Illinoisans of the Day, a parade, more than 100 rides, Conservation World, Ethnic Village, Illinois Wine Experience, and horse racing on one of the fastest dirt tracks in the world. Don't miss the Butter Cow, in which 500 pounds of butter are used to sculpt a life size figure. Attendance: 700,000.