Illinois Food Festivals & Shows
(Food, Wine, Beer & Agricultural Events)
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Here are JUST A FEW Featured Events:
July 4-6, 2019
Annual Windy City RibFest in Uptown
Finger lickin' slabs from some of the best local and national ribbers will be in the spotlight at this popular summer food/street fest. Even better? A rockin' 3-day music stage lineup featuring some of the hottest local and national rock/pop and classic indie acts as well as local tribute bands! This "saucy" happening also features arts & crafts, a daytime play area for kids, plus beer and wine.
July 25-28, 2019
Little Italy Fest West
The smell of garlic and the sounds of Sinatra, Prima and Valli will once again fill the air of Centennial Park (Lake Street at Rohlwing Road) as the Annual Little Italy Fest-West returns to Addison. This celebration of Italian culture combines authentic Italian food specialties with unique, top-line entertainment and has become the number one Italian festival in the Chicago area. Approximately 20,000 festival goers each year enjoy beautiful European décor, delicious Italian foods , and top-notch entertainment provided by famous Italian American singers and performers from around the nation. Attendance: 20,000.
August 8-18, 2019
Illinois State Fair
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.
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