29th Annual Berghoff Oktoberfest: September 10-12

Join us for the 29th Annual Berghoff Oktoberfest, September 10 – 12, 2014 (Wednesday – Friday). Be part of Chicago’s largest, longest-running Oktoberfest celebration with free daily admission from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Plaza. The opening ceremony on Wednesday, September 10, begins at 11:00 a.m., including a traditional […]

Oktoberfest Chicago: September 26-28

Friday: 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 11 am to 10 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm Location: Southport & Lincoln Ave | Chicago Beneficiary: St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church Bring on autumn and pull out the lederhosen! One of Chicagos most popular celebrations of fall and all things Bavarian — Oktoberfest Chicago at […]

Book: Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago: Best Local Specialties, Markets, Recipes, Restaurants & Events

The ultimate guide to Chicago’s food scene provides the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Written for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: food festivals and culinary events; […]

Book: The Best Recipes From America’s Food Festivals

Americans love to celebrate and share their unique and delicious regional culinary specialties- from Maine lobsters to Gilroy garlic to Texas barbeque to Idaho mashed potatoes. Now, award- winning chef and food journalist James Fraioli has culled the best recipes from the finest food festivals across the United States to delight and inspire cooks everywhere […]

Chicago Food Truck Social : August 23 – 25

Chicago Food Social will bring together food aficionados in an affordable, accessible, and entertaining manner.  The best local food trucks plus chef driven restaurant vendors, chef demonstrations, live music by Empty Bottle Presents and more! So far this year Chef Carlos Gaytan from Mexique and Chef Stephen Dunne from Volo Restaurant & Wine Bar are confirmed […]

Chicago Jazz Festival : August 28 – 31

Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival’s mission is to showcase Chicago’s vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz […]

Book: The Great Southern Food Festival Cookbook: Celebrating Everything from Peaches to Peanuts, Onions to Okra

A food festival is a wonderfully American event that happens in small towns and large cities all over the South, celebrating everything from onions to peanuts, chocolate to chowder. This collection will be both cookbook and travel guide with delicious recipes and festival information for more than 70 festivals from Virginia to Texas. Southern food […]

Port Clinton Art Festival : August 23 – 24

For 30 years, the Port Clinton Art Festival has been recognized as one of the most successful juried art festivals in the country. Currently rated as the number five art festival in the country, the Port Clinton Art Festival offers fine art from more than 260 of the world’s most celebrated artists. More than 250,000 […]

Taste of Polonia : August 29 – September 1

Four (4) stages & over 30 LIVE BANDS with genres to include: rock, pop, jazz, dance, polka, world, & more. Varieties of Polish food & beer. Also: Kids Stage, Kids Zone, inside Casino & Bingo, Arcade, plus many interesting venders & exhibits! Proceeds benefit the non-profit work of the Copernicus Foundation, a 501c(3). See www.CopernicusCenter.org […]

Wicker Park Fest : July 26 – 27

This is the festival you’ve been waiting for all year! After surviving the savage Chicago winter and suffering through a fickle “Spring,” we think the City of Big Shoulders has earned a big festival that shakes loose the snow and salt and replaces it with the fest of the season. Three main stages, two days, […]