2013 ILLINOIS - MAY 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2014 - 2012)
May 3, 2013 Wine Spectator's Grand Tour - Chicago, Illinois
More than two hundred of the world's finest wineries will pour one of their best wines. All wines Are Wine Spectator's top-scoring selections. Meet and mingle with many winery owners and/or winemakers. Taste wines are that hard to find—discover new favorites. Enjoy a light buffet to complement your evening. A souvenir Riedel tasting glass is included. (San Francisco, Chicago and Las Vegas)
May 3-4, 2013 Midwest Morel Fest - Ottawa, Illinois
LEARN, HUNT, AUCTION . . . for Morel Mushrooms during Ottawa's Midwest Morel Fest! This unique festival offers something for everyone from the mushroom enthusiast to the curious observer!
May 3-5, 2013 Long Grove Chocolate Fest - Long Grove, Illinois
Chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate popcorn, chocolate cake, ultimate chocolate donuts, chocolate martinis, chocolate....! Beer & Brat Tent. Other food from gyros to smoothies. Live music, entertainment, much more.
May 4-5, 2013 Wine on the Fox - Oswego, Illinois
Illinois wineries serving tastes of their finest wines, live music, and culinary delights along the banks of the Fox River are sure to make the Wine on the Fox a must attend annual event.
May 16, 2013 Beer Under Glass - Chicago, Illinois
Taste local craft brews and food from popular restaurants, while enjoying Garfield Park Conservatory.
May 16-19, 2013 33rd Annual Taste of Glen Ellyn - Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Celebrate all that Glen Ellyn has to offer during 4 days of great food, music and fun! The Taste of Glen Ellyn is a family event featuring live entertainment, The Village Fair with rides, a craft festival and a business expo. Enjoy dishes from local restaurants and vendors while discovering Glen Ellyn.
May 16-26, 2013 Chicago Craft Beer Week - Chicago, Illinois
May 18-19, 2013 Art of Illinois Wine Festival - Springfield, Illinois
Features 20+ Illinois wineries and entertainment. Admission includes wine glass and sampling tickets. Food available for purchase.
May 18-21, 2013 AFF Pavilion At NRA Show - Chicago, Illinois
American Food Fair: National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). The largest gathering of restaurant and foodservice professionals in North America co-located with the NRA Restaurant, Hotel, Motel Trade Show with 58,000 restaurant and foodservice professionals.
May 18-21, 2013 NRA Show - Chicago, Illinois
The National Restaurant Association Show: The International Foodservice Marketplace. The largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals in the Western Hemisphere. Attendance: 58,000.
May 19, 2013 23rd Annual Rhubarb Festival - Kankakee, Illinois
Hosted by the Kankakee County Historical Society at Small Memorial Park.
May 20, 2013 IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Celebration - Chicago, Illinois
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Gold & Silver Plate Awards, Recognizing Excellence Through the Premier Awards for Foodservice Operators.
May 21-23, 2013 Sweets & Snacks Expo - Chicago, Illinois
The SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, is among the largest confectionery, cookie and snack shows, and the only show featuring attendance from every major trade channel. Attendance: 14,000.
May 31-June 1, 2013 Strawberryfest - Newton, Illinois
Celebrating strawberries in Jasper County with music, games, food and a parade.
May 31-June 2, 2013 Spring Festival & Draft Horse Show - Brocton, Illinois
Family event featuring draft horses, ponies, and mules; shown in halter, team, cart, unicorn, and more. There will also be a fish fry, parade, games and food.
May 31-June 2, 2013 Harvard Milk Days - Harvard, Illinois
Milk Days has grown from a small hay wagon stage with street dancing to a week of 30 plus different events, attended by thousands of people.
May 31-June 2, 2013 International Horseradish Festival - Collinsville, Illinois
For over two decades, the Horseradish Festival has celebrated the multi-faceted and vastly under-utilized spicy member of the mustard family and brought people from around the midwest and the country to Collinsville for fun, entertainment, and great food and drink.