Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Fest

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September 14, 2022


Bourbon and barbecue? Talk about the perfect combination! Feast on all the smoked meats and barrel-aged bourbon at Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Fest.

Enjoy finger-lickin’ treats, including chicken, pork, and brisket from local vendors and smokehouses. In addition, over a dozen of the city’s finest distilleries will be offering sample pours and bottles. This annual Chicago event features soulful music and family-friendly fun, so get ready to party.


The official dates haven’t been announced. However, we will update this page with more information.

Covid-19 Information

Face masks are not required but are recommended.

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Experience Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Fest

Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Fest lets you see and experience the city’s over-the-top dining scene. So get your appetite ready, as you will be in the hands of the best pitmasters and distillers at this event.

Chow down barbecue, ribs, and sides from the local restaurants. Be sure to come hungry as there will be different kinds of meat and fish to savor, such as salmon and chicken.   

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Then, sample rare bourbon from nearly a dozen established distilleries. Take this chance to shop from the best vendors as well.

Once you’ve had your fill of smoked meats and bourbon, watch live performances from local bands and solo musicians. Then, join the festival-goers as they sing along to soulful music and blues.   

This event draws thousands of people annually, so you’ll know it’s worth your visit. So get your tasting ticket today and enjoy the day with your fellow foodie-fanatic with the best delights.

Also, you can make a vacation out of it with a Chicago Vacation Package.


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