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November 22, 2024
Whiskies of the World
Chicago, Illinois
Features a sampling of unlimited expressions of the world's finest whiskies.   Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment. Tickets by advance purchase only.

November 28, 2024 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.

2023 ILLINOIS - November & December 2023
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
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November 2, 2023 - Lincoln Square Ravenswood Wine Stroll
Chicago, Illinois
Taste through a carefully curated variety of wines, along with a light assortment delicious hors d'oeuvres from area restaurants. Wine Stroll is the perfect way to explore new businesses and see just what makes our community so special.

November 3-4, 2023  FOBAB (Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer)
Chicago, Illinois
Festival attendees will have the opportunity to sample hundreds of barrel-aged beers, ciders, meads, and perries across 12 style categories (subject to change), each hand-crafted and aged in contact with wood or wood barrels in breweries from coast to coast.


November 3-6, 2023  Pack Expo International - Chicago, Illinois
Pack Expo International is the largest processing and packaging trade show in the world.  Co-located with Healthcare Packaging EXPO, the event features a marketplace of 2,400+ exhibitors displaying processing and packaging equipment and technologies for virtually every vertical market, drawing 50,000 attendees and offering free educational presentations in several venues on the show floor.  Attendance: 50,000.

November 14, 2023  IFMA Fundamentals Seminar - Rosemont, Illinois
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.  The foodservice industry is evolving and our industry can no longer be inwardly focused. The Foodservice Fundamentals provides a primer on not only the industry, but the consumers and operators that create and drive demand. The program’s new data and fast-paced training will provide attendees increased understanding of the new foodservice landscape to aid in strategy development as well as sales/marketing plans.

November 24-25, 2023  Central Illinois Farm Toy Show
Bloomington, Illinois
***New Location*** Parke Regency by Best Western, 1413 Leslie Drive.  Show hours are Fri from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more info call (217) 202-0967.

November 24-Dec 23, 2023  10th Annual Belleville Christkindlmarkt
Belleville, Illinois
An open-air German Christmas Market on Belleville's Public Square, features unique vendors, food, and beverages, along with live entertainment.

November 28-29, 2023  41st Annual Greater Peoria Farm Show
Peoria, Illinois
Illinois' largest indoor farm show.

December 1, 2023  Annual Southport Holiday Stroll & Cocktail Crawl
West Lakeview, Chicago, Illinois
A longstanding tradition in West Lakeview where businesses along Southport between Belmont and Irving Park break out the holly and stay open late offering special holiday deals and festivities! The Southport Holiday Stroll is free to attend and includes special deals from local businesses, carol singers, photos with Santa, holiday treats, and other surprises!

2021 ILLINOIS - November & December 2021
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

November 24, 2021-January 4 2022  Gingerbread Walk Display
Belleville, Illinois
Stroll down Main Street to view award winning gingerbread creations displayed by downtown merchants.

2019 ILLINOIS - November & December 2019
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

November 7, 2019 - Kouzina - Chicago, Illinois
Kouzina, a “Twist on the Classics?” The annual fundraiser for the National Hellenic Museum is one of many special occasions each year for the museum and features a night of dining, drinking and mingling with Chicago’s most-prestigious culinary elite from 6:30 – 10 p.m. Focused on integrating and appreciating Greek culture in modern society, NHM Kouzina attendees will sample delicious bites inspired by Greek cuisine from top Chicago chefs, including Chef Louie Alexakis of Avli Restaurant, Chef Larry Feldmeier of the Albert and Chef Nate Henssler of Portsmith, sip fine wines, experience remarkable panoramic views of downtown Chicago from the NHM’s Rooftop Terrace and explore the museum. Tickets are $100 per person in advance or $125 at the door.

November 7, 2019  Whisky Live Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
The very best whiskies of the world under one roof. Mingle with producers and distillers, independent bottlers and brand ambassadors and meet the stars of the industry.

December 3-5, 2019 - Peoria Farm Toy Show - Peoria, Illinois
At the Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave. Held in conjunction with the Greater Peoria Farm Machinery Show.  ?For more info call (309) 338-2252.

2018 ILLINOIS - November & December 2018
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

December 2, 2018 - 22nd Annual Farm Toy Show - Valmeyer, Illinois
Valmeyer FFA Alumni Farm Toy Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Valmeyer School.  ?For more info call (618) 939-7982.

2016 ILLINOIS - November & December 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events waiting for new dates

November 5-6, 2016 - Illinois Prepare to Survive Expo
Grayslake, Illinois
The "Prepare to Survive Expo" is an action-packed weekend that features a hands-on exploration into prepping, self-reliance, and disaster preparedness. More than 200 million people are affected by disasters each year. Protect yourself and your family by taking steps to be prepared. Prepping and homesteading are lifestyles of self-sufficiency and you will always have something else that you can learn and something else to do. Both urban and rural people can benefit from simple self-sufficient activities. Don't just learn about being prepared...experience it.

November 15, 2016 - Heritage Reserva Wine Dinner - Chicago, Illinois
Join us for our Heritage Reserva wine dinner and share in some amazing wines.  The perfect opportunity to taste something new to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. You will enjoy five courses perfectly paired with 5 wines and a welcome drink of the traditional txakolina wine poured from a porron. Tickets are $49. Wines include: Txispaz Getariako Txakolina, Juan Gil Dry Muscat, Verasol Navarra, 17 XI Monsant 2014,Tobles Rioja 2009 and Mayador Sidra Asturiana.

November 17, 2016 - A Wine Affair - Chicago, Illinois
A Wine Affair presents: Winder - This fall’s edition is a bit different than the last.  Dating is rough. Most of us have had our fair share of 1st dates gone wrong, one too many dating apps, and dates that put us right back on the couch with a glass (bottle) of wine.  But what if you could date… wine?  Winder has brought in 4 eligible blends from Naples, Italy for you to speed-date. Like a wine? Let it know with a ‘swipe’ ticket. Don’t like a wine? The next one’s a table away.  What would wine be without the ‘dine’ portion? We are lucky to have one of Chicago’s top Italian restaurants, Volare, that has created an exclusive menu to pair flawlessly with the 4 wines.

December 31, 2016 - Chi-Town Rising - Chicago, Illinois

2015 ILLINOIS - November & December 2015
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 10, 2015  Meat Matters Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
Chefs Paul Fehribach (Big Jones, Chefs Collaborative Board Member), Rick Bayless (Frontera, Topolobampo, Xoco, Founding Member of Chefs Collaborative), and 12 other nationally-known chefs and food professionals are coming together for an intimate taste experience at Local Foods in Chicago. Meat Matters is a rare opportunity to explore The Butcher & Larder and Local Foods, learn about and celebrate responsibly-raised meat, and connect with leading change makers in the culinary world.



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