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



Chicago Ale Fest (Winter Edition), January 20, 2018 • Admission varies.

Savor Lincoln Park, January 23, 2018 • Admission varies.



February



Chicago Whiskey Festival, February 3, 2018 • Admission varies.

Ramenfest, February 18, 2018 • Admission varies.

Frost Fest, February 24–25, 2018 • Admission varies.



March



Chicago Beer Festival, March 3, 2018 • Admission varies.

Chicago Wine Fest, March 10, 2018 • Admission varies.

Good Food Festival, March 24, 2018 • Admission is free with registration!

Chicago Wine Fest, March 31, 2018 • Admission varies.



April



Baconfest Chicago, April 6–7, 2018 • Admission varies.

Chicago Beer Fest, April 7, 2018 • Admission varies.

Cochon555, April 8, 2018 • Admission varies.

Chicago Rum Festival, April 14, 2018 • Admission varies.

Chicago Cocktail Social, April 19, 2018 • Admission varies.



May



Chicago Beer Classic, May 6, 2017* • Admission varies.

Chicago Whiskey Festival (formerly River North Whiskey Festival), May 6, 2017* • Admission varies.

Lincoln Park Uncorked: An Armitage–Halsted Wine Stroll, May 11, 2017* • Admission varies.

Lincoln Park Zoo Food Truck Social, May 19, 2018 • Admission varies.

Beer Under Glass, May 18, 2017* • Admission varies.

Chicago Craft Beer Week, May 18–25, 2017* • Admission varies.

Heartland Spirits Fest, May 20, 2017* • Admission varies.

South Side Craft Beer Fest, May 20, 2017* • Admission varies.

Lincoln Park Wine Festival, May 19–20, 2018 • Admission varies.

Andersonville Wine Walk, May 21, 2017* • Admission varies.

Flavors of Albany Park Restaurant Crawl, May 24, 2017* • Admission varies.

Mole de Mayo Festival, May 25–27, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation for individuals and $10 for families.

Greek & Mediterranean Wine Festival, May 27–28, 2017* • Tasting tickets are $43.95 ($40 ticket + $3.95 fee).



June



Roscoe Village Wine Stroll, June 1, 2017* • $53.02 ($50 ticket + $3.02 fee)

Lincoln Park Greek Fest, June 1–3, 2018 • Any donation is accepted.

Taste of Mexico, June 1–3, 2018 • Admission is free!

Hyde Park Brew Fest, June 3–4, 2017* • Admission varies.

Wingout Chicago, June 2–3, 2018 • Admission varies.

Ribfest Chicago, June 8–10, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $10 ($20 per family) donation.

Six Corners BBQ Fest, June 10–11, 2017* • Admission is a $5 donation.

Cravings on Clark Restaurant Crawl, June 14, 2017* • Admission varies.

Craft Brews at the Zoo, June 15–16, 2018 • Admission varies.

Pilsen Food Truck Social, June 15–17, 2018 • Admission is a $5 optional donation.

Oakley Festa Pasta Vino, June 16–18, 2017* • Admission is an optional donation.

Taste of Randolph Street, June 15–17, 2018 • General admission is a suggested $10 donation. Admission varies for VIP tickets.

Whiskey by the Water, June 18, 2017* • Admission varies.

Chicago Ale Fest (Summer Edition), June 23–24, 2017* • Admission varies.

Gold Coast Greek Fest, June 23–25, 2017* • Admission is free!

Chicago Food Truck Fest (Summer), June 23–24, 2018 • 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 24–25, 2017* • Admission is a $5 donation.

Windy City Ribfest in Uptown, June 29–July 1, 2018 • Admission is free!



July



Windy City Ribfest in Uptown, June 29–July 1, 2018 • Admission is free!

Chicago Margarita Festival, July 8–9, 2017* • Admission varies.

Taste of Chicago, July 11–15, 2018 • Admission is free!

Windy City Smokeout, July 13–15, 2018 • Admission varies.

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 14–15, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $10 donation.

Green City Market Chef BBQ, July 19, 2018 • Admission varies.

Taste of River North, July 20–22, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Chicago Craft Beer Festival, July 21–22, 2018 • Admission varies.

South Loop Beer & Cider Fest, July 28, 2018 • Admission varies.

Taste of Lincoln Avenue, July 28–29, 2018 • Admission is free!

Cheesecake Festival, July 29, 2018 • Admission is free!



August



Welles Park Craft Beer Fest, August 5, 2017* • Admission varies.

Andersonville Dinner Crawl, August 9, 2017* • Admission varies.

Chicago Hot Dog Fest, August 10–12, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $5 ($20 per family) donation.

Chicago Festa Italiana, August 18–20, 2017* • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Tacos y Tamales Festival, August 18–20, 2017* • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Sangria Festival, August 19, 2018 • Admission varies.

Logan Square Food Truck Social, August 24–26, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Taste of Greektown, August 24–26, 2018 • Admission is free!

Chicago Beer Fest (formerly River North Beer Fest), August 26, 2017* • Admission varies.

The Great American Lobster Fest, August 31–September 2, 2018 • Admission varies.

Taste of Polonia Festival, August 31–September 3, 2018 • Admission: $5 before 5 p.m., $10 after 5 p.m., Kids 12 and younger are free.



September



The Great American Lobster Fest, August 31–September 2, 2018 • Admission varies.

Taste of Polonia Festival, August 31–September 3, 2018 • Admission: $5 before 5 p.m., $10 after 5 p.m., Kids 12 and younger are free.

Bikes, Bites & Brews – North Mayfair, September 1–3, 2017* • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Windy City Wine Festival, September 8–9, 2017* • Admission varies.

W├╝rst Music & Beer Fest, September 8–10, 2017* • Admission varies.

Chicago Bourbon and Barbecue Festival, September 8–9, 2018 • Admission is free!

Chicago Whiskey Festival (formerly River North Whiskey Festival), September 16, 2017* • Admission varies.

Independence Park Beer Fest, September 16, 2017* • Admission varies.

Lakeview Taco Fest, September 16–17, 2017* • Admission is a suggested $10 donation.

Taste of Pilsen, September 19, 2017* • Early Bird: $25, Day of Event: $30

Chicago Food Truck Fest (Fall), September 22–23, 2018 • 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.

Chicago Wine Fest (formerly River North Wine Fest), September 23, 2017* • Admission varies.

Chicago Gourmet, September 28–30, 2018 • Admission varies.

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!

Bacon and Beer Classic, September 30, 2017* • Admission varies.

Fulton Market Harvest Fest, September 30–October 1, 2017* • Admission varies.

Grand Cochon, September 30, 2018 • Admission varies.



October



Fulton Market Harvest Fest, September 30–October 1, 2017* • Admission varies.

Shaw's Oyster Fest, October 5–15, 2017* • Visit the website for information regarding all events and specials.

Lincoln Park Uncorked: A Lincoln Avenue Wine Stroll, October 5, 2017* • Admission varies.

Harvest HopDown Beer Fest, October 6, 2017* • Admission varies.

West Town Food Truck Social, October 5–6, 2018 • Admission is free!

Apple Fest, October 6–7, 2018 • Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

Logan Square Beer Festival, October 7, 2017* • Admission varies.

World Dumpling Fest, October 7, 2017* • Admission is free!

Rare and Wild Beer Fest, October 14, 2017* • Admission varies.

Whiskey on the Beach, October 14, 2017* • Admission varies.

CoffeeCon Chicago, October 27–28, 2018 • Admission varies.



November



BeerHoptacular, November 4, 2017* • Admission varies.

Mac & Cheese Fest, November 4, 2017* • Admission varies.

Taste of Ravenswood, November 10, 2017* • Admission varies.



December



Chicago Wine Fest, December 9, 2017* • Admission varies.


*Any festivals that have not been updated with information for 2018 will be updated when festival organizers announce the information for 2018.