Chicago Food Festivals

Reuben Hot Dog from Dog House Grill at the Chicago Hot Dog Fest

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If you are aware of a Chicago food festival that has not been included on this page, please send the festival's information via DM using Twitter (@InspiredChicago).

Visit the following pages to find more festivals:



January



First Bites Bash, January 24, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



February



Chicago Ale Fest (Winter Edition), February 2, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Whiskey Festival, February 2, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Ramenfest, February 17, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Frost Fest, February 23, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



March



Cochon555, March 3, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Beer Festival, March 9, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Wine Fest, March 9, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Good Food Festival, March 23, 2019 • Admission is free with registration!



April



Baconfest Chicago, April 5–6, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Beer Fest, April 13, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Rum Festival, April 27, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Wine Fest, April 27, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



May



Chicago Beer Classic, May 4, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Beer Under Glass, May 10, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Illinois Craft Beer Week, May 10–17, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Lincoln Park Zoo Food Truck Social, May 11, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Lincoln Park Wine Festival, May 17–19, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Andersonville Wine Walk, May 19, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Mole de Mayo Festival, May 24–26, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation for individuals and $10 for families.

Lincoln Park Greek Fest, May 31–June 2, 2019 • Any donation is accepted.

Taste of Mexico, May 31–June 2, 2019 • Admission is free!



June



Lincoln Park Greek Fest, May 31–June 2, 2019 • Any donation is accepted.

Taste of Mexico, May 31–June 2, 2019 • Admission is free!

Chicago Ale Fest (Summer Edition), June 1, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Hyde Park Brew Fest, June 1–2, 2019 • Admission is free, but tickets are required for the beer and cider sampling (visit festival website for details).

WingOut Chicago, June 1–2, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Roscoe Village Wine Stroll, June 6, 2019 • $50

Pilsen Food Truck Social, June 7–9, 2019 • Admission is an optional $5 donation.

Beer Fest on the Beach, June 14, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Craft Brews at the Zoo, June 14–15, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino, June 14–16, 2019 • Admission is an optional donation.

Ribfest Chicago, June 14–16, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $10 ($20 per family) donation.

Taste of Randolph Street, June 14–16, 2019 • General admission is a suggested $10 donation. Admission varies for VIP tickets (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest, June 15, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Sangria Fest on the Beach, June 21, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Gold Coast Greek Fest, June 21–23, 2019 • Admission is free!

Chicago Food Truck Fest (Summer), June 22–23, 2019 • General admission is free! Admission varies for VIP tickets.
Note: Tickets, which you can get online at the above website, are required for free general admission.

Ravenswood on Tap, June 22–23, 2019 • Admission is a $5 donation.

Sangria Fest on the Beach, June 28, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details)



July



Windy City Ribfest in Uptown, July 4–6, 2019 • Admission is free!

Taste of Chicago, July 10–14, 2019 • Admission is free!

Edgewater Greek Fest, July 12–14, 2019 • Admission is free!

Windy City Smokeout, July 12–14, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 13–14, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $10 donation.

Malt Row on Damen, July 17, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Green City Market Chef BBQ, July 18, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Tacos y Tamales Festival, July 19–21, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation. Tequila Tasting requires tickets (visit festival website for details).

Taste of River North, July 19–21, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Chicago Craft Beer Festival, July 20–21, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

South Loop Beer & Cider Fest, July 27, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Margarita Festival, July 27–28, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Taste of Lincoln Avenue, July 27–28, 2019 • Admission is free, but tickets are required for the wine and whiskey tastings (visit festival website for details).

Cheesecake Festival, July 28, 2019 • Admission is free!



August



Chicago Hot Dog Fest, August 9–11, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 ($20 per family) donation.

Taste of Andersonville, August 15, 2018* • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Sangria Festival, August 17–18, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Logan Square Social, August 23–25, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Taste of Greektown, August 23–25, 2019 • Admission is free!

The Great American Lobster Fest, August 30–September 1, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Taste of Polonia Festival, August 30–September 2, 2019 • Admission: $5 before 3 p.m., $10 after 3 p.m., Kids 12 and younger are free.



September



The Great American Lobster Fest, August 30–September 1, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Taste of Polonia Festival, August 30–September 2, 2019 • Admission: $5 before 3 p.m., $10 after 3 p.m., Kids 12 and younger are free.

Cider & Sliders Festival, September 1–2, 2018* • Admission is free!

Wine Fest on the Beach, September 13, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Fulton Market Harvest Fest, September 14–16, 2018* • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Bourbon and Barbecue Festival, September 14–15, 2019 • Admission is free!

Grand Cochon, September 15, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Independence Park Beer Fest, September 15, 2018* • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Taste of Pilsen, September 18, 2018* • Early Bird: $30, Day of Event: $35

Whiskey Fest on the Beach, September 20, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Food Truck Fest (Fall), September 21–22, 2019 • General admission is free! Admission varies for VIP tickets.
Note: Tickets, which you can get online at the above website, are required for free general admission.

Lakeview Taco Fest, September 21–22, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $10 donation.

Oktoberfest on the Beach, September 27, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Chicago Gourmet, September 27–29, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest, September 28–30, 2018* • Admission is $5 before 5 p.m. and $10 after 5 p.m. Active military personnel and veterans with a military ID receive free admission!

BeerHoptacular, September 29, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

World Dumpling Fest, September 29, 2019 • Admission is free!



October



Bacon and Beer Classic, October 6, 2018* • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Apple Fest, October 5–6, 2019 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.



November



Mac & Cheese Fest, November 4, 2017* (The Mac & Cheese Fest was on hiatus in 2018 but will be back in 2019.)• Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Taste of Ravenswood, November 9, 2018* • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).

Festival of Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer, November 8–9, 2019 • Admission varies (visit festival website for details).



December



Are you aware of a Chicago food festival in December? Please send the festival's information via DM using Twitter (@InspiredChicago).


*Any festivals that have not been updated with information for 2019 will be updated when festival organizers announce the information for 2019.