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Halloween Illinois Wine & Ethnic Food Festival

October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

SPECIAL UPDATE: Due to inclement weather in the forecast, we are happy to announce we are moving the event indoors to The Shed (at the Illinois State Fairgrounds). Seating is limited so remember that advance ticket holders get in an hour early (both days) to begin enjoying the festival. To order your advance tickets, go to https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3052595


Join us for our first annual Halloween Illinois Wine & Ethnic Foods Festival featuring Illinois wine plus ethnic foods and music! Wear your Halloween costume and join in the fun!

Friday, October 27, 6 – 10 pm
Saturday, October 28, 11 am – 7 pm
The Shed, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
**Attendees will enter at Gate 3 of the fairgrounds – off of 9th St (Peoria Rd), which is near the Fire Station. You can park to the right or left of the Shed. The Shed is a mustard colored Morton Building where the Illinois Farmers Market is held on Thursdays in the summer. We will have heaters!
Our Illinois Wineries will be showcasing their award winning wines. Beer will be available as well.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Danenberger Family Vineyards
Fox Creek Vineyards
Hill Prairie Winery
Hopewell Winery
Kite Hill Vineyards
Lasata Wines
Spirit Knob Winery
Village Vineyard Winery
Vahling Vineyards & Winery
West of Wise Winery
Food vendors will be providing Cajun, German, Italian, Irish, Mexican, Jamaican ethnic foods and more. Food is sold separately.
Naughty & Nice – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kate Laine – 10 am – 11 am (for advanced ticket holders)
The Debbie Ross Band – 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Lick Creek Country Band – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Illinois State Fair Foundation and the Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Association.
– Advance online tickets: $25 (plus processing fees) – includes souvenir wine glass, entertainment, and 5 wine tasting tickets. Advance ticket holders also are able to enter the festival grounds 1 hour prior to the start of the event. Tickets are non-refundable. 
– Tickets at the door: $30 – includes souvenir wine glass, entertainment, and 3 wine tasting tickets
You can attend both Friday and Saturday as long as you bring your glass on Saturday and do not take off your wristband.
To purchase advance tickets, go to: http://illinoiswine.brownpapertickets.com/
We hope to see you there!

The event is hosted by the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Alliance in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Illinois State Fair Foundation.


What should I bring?
There is limited seating, so plan to bring your own chairs if you want to guarantee a seat. Please do not bring tents or awnings.

Can I bring a cooler or outside food or beverages?
Please support our vendors by not bringing any of these outside items.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
There are two ways for quick entry into the festival. One is to bring your printed ticket. The other way is to access your ticket via your mobile device by going to http://bpt.me/, logging in, and pulling up your tickets. We can scan the paper copy or the ticket you pull up on your mobile device. When you get to the event, pull up the event on your phone and show us your bar code and you are in!

Can I bring my dog?
As much as we love dogs, they are not allowed on the festival grounds.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All guests should be prepared with photo identification showing proof of age.

Can I attend both days?
Yes! Tickets are good for either day, Friday and/or Saturday. If you attend on Friday, you can return Saturday with your wristband and glass and purchase more tasting tickets. You must have both glass and wristband to sample.

What if my designated driver is under 21?
This is an adult event; however, if you have a designated driver that is underage, you can purchase a designated driver ticket for them at a discounted rate of $15.



October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
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Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association


Illinois State Fairgrounds
The Ethnic Village
Springfield, IL United States
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