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Illinois State Fair Wine Experience
August 8 - August 18
Taste some of Illinois’ best wines in the Wine Experience at the Illinois State Fair. Open daily from Noon to 9:00 pm in the Expo Building, your $10 entry fee provides eight (8) tasting tickets and a complimentary stemless wine glass, compliments of Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Alliance. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase, enabling you to sample award-winning wines for all taste preferences (White, Red, Rosé, dry, sweet, semi-sweet). Cool off and relax with the winemakers while you sample, and stock up for home (golf cart transportation within Fairgrounds provided for those purchasing cases).
The Wine Experience is open daily from noon – 9 pm.
Participating wineries include:
Danenberger Family Vineyards, August 14 – 18
Fox Creek Vineyards and Winery, August 8-18
Hopewell Winery, August 8-18
Kite Hill Vineyards, August 8-18
Lasata Wines, August 8-18
Niemerg Family Winery, August 8-18
Walker’s Bluff Winery, August 8-12
West of Wise Winery. August 8-18
You can also find #IllinoisWine in Ethnic Village, where the Winery-of-the-Day will sell glasses, bottles and $6 wine slushies.
The Illinois State Fair is one of the largest agricultural fairs in the country and features free entertainment stages, exciting harness races, thrilling carnival rides, great food, and much more! For more information on the fair, visit https://www2.illinois.gov/statefair/info