Illinois June 18, 2018
8 Fabulous Food Festivals In Illinois Where You Can Feast The Day Away
Good food is what life is all about, and summer is the best time of year for it. These eight food festivals taking place over the next couple of months will wow your taste buds and make the season unforgettable.
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1. Long Grove's Strawberry Festival
Live music, art vendors, and strawberry merchants abound at this popular summer celebration. Enjoy all things fresh and delicious June 22-24, 2018 at 308 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove IL 60047.
2. Best of St. Charles Foodie Fest
Taking place June 23, 2018, this delicious festival is about small plates and craft brews. Attractions include live music, a community raffle, a silent auction, and more. It will be held at 525 Randall Rd., St. Charles IL 60174.
3. Naperville's Ribfest
This annual event is one of the most popular music fests that is also one of the best food festivals in the state. Guests get the chance to try award-winning meats and sauces from pitmasters from all over. This year, it takes place July 4-7, 2018 and will be held at 812 S West St., Naperville IL 60565.
4. Taste of Chicago
Showcasing the best of Chicago's cuisine, this is the most popular of all the food festivals in Illinois. It has been around since 1980 and will take place July 11-15, 2018. Find it in Grant Park at Jackson Blvd. and Columbus Dr., Chicago IL 60602.
5. Amaranth Apple Festival
Taking place July 13-14, 2018, this unexpected festival is a celebration of a a mythical apple that you'll find in every dish here. It is a celebration of Springfield's best eats, and it takes place at 3 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield IL 62701.
6. Bikes and BBQ Festival
On July 21, 2018, get yourself to this riverside festival for the best ribs, pulled pork, and brisket in the state. Guests also enjoy live music and a display of more than 100 exotic bikes at 1 Riverfront Dr., Alton IL 62002.
7. Warrensburg Corn Festival
This excellent summer festival is all about corn and features a carnival, a parade, a car show, a tractor pull, and a corn shucking contest. It takes place July 26-28, 2018 on Main St., Warrensburg IL 62573.
8. Shrimp Festival at Grafton Oyster Bar
Seafood lovers unite for a celebration of the sea that is like none other. This restaurant will offer eight different specialty shrimp dishes that will make this summer nice and nautical. It takes place July 28-29, 2018. Find it at 215 W. Water St., Grafton IL 62037.
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What other food festivals in Illinois are you looking forward to? Share your favorite events with us below in the comments.