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May 2019

Illinois Products Farmers Market

May 9 - October 10

At the Illinois Products Farmers Market, you can find some of your favorite Illinois products, including Illinois wine! The market is held on the Illinois State Fairgrounds from 4-7 pm, every Thursday, May 9 - October 10, at The Shed on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Different wineries will be participating each week. From meat, cheese and produce to baked goods, candles and horticulture, shopping at the Illinois Products Farmers Market ensures you are supporting Illinois agriculture and local agribusinesses. Each week…

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June 2019

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Festival

June 7 - June 9
Downtown Ottawa, 101 W Main Street
Ottawa, IL

Enjoy #IllinoisWine, live jazz music, fresh lobster, an outdoor arts and crafts market, and so much more at this festival. The festival kicks off Friday, June 7 in Ottawa. JUNE 7-9, 2019 Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, noon-10pm; Sunday, noon-5pm Online Ticket Sales Look for these wineries at our 2019 event: Wild Blossom Meadery          West of Wise Winery      Vahling Vineyards          Spirit Knob Winery Prairie State Winery          Lincoln Heritage Winery          Lavendar Crest Winery Kite Hill Vineyards           Hopewell Winery           Fox Valley Winery …

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Winemaker Educational Sessions

June 10 - June 20

Small Changes That Make Big Differences Small changes in wine making techniques can add up to big changes in wine quality. Domenic Carisetti, wine making consultant, discusses practical, cost-effective tips for Illinois winemakers. $20 IGGVA Member $40 Non-Members If you are interested in attending this workshop, please send an email to director@illinoiswine.com with the date and location of the workshop you would like to attend as well as the number of people who will attend. Here are the three locations…

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2019 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition

June 17 - June 19
Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road
Springfield, IL United States
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2019 Rules & Entry Forms now available! Call4Entries_Commercial                           Call4Entries_Amateur The Illinois State Fair Wine Competition is held annually in June and is open to both commercial and amateur winemakers. The 2019 competition is June 17-19, 2019. Entry deadline is June 10, 2019. The competition is not open to the public. Our goal: The goal of the Illinois State Fair Wine Competition is to improve the quality of wine throughout…

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August 2019

Shawnee Hills Midsummer Picnic Pairings

August 3 - August 4
Shawnee Hills Wineries
$35

A Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Wine & Food Pairing Weekend Join us for a Midsummer Celebration and enjoy delightful picnic style pairings with your favorite Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Wines.  With summer in full force, a relaxing outdoor picnic is just what the doctor ordered.  Grab a few friends and enjoy fresh foods of the season with award-winning reds, whites and rose’s from your favorite wineries. How it Works: Pre-purchase your ticket online and select your starting point.  The first…

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Illinois State Fair Wine Experience

August 8 - August 18
Illinois State Fairground, 801 Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702 United States
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Join us at the #IllinoisWine Experience during the Illinois State Fair, August 8-18, where you can taste wines from several Illinois wineries. The Wine Experience is located in the north wing of the Exposition Building on the fairgrounds. We even have our own entrance near the Colliseum. Fair hours are noon - 9 pm on weekdays and noon - 10 pm on weekends. The Illinois State Fair is one of the largest agricultural fairs in the country and features free…

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September 2019

Vintage Illinois

September 20 - September 22
Matthiessen State Park, IL - 178
North Utica, IL 61373 United States
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Illinois' largest wine festival takes place at Matthiessen State Park in Utica, IL.  Hours are 11 am - 6 pm on Saturday, September 21 and noon - 5 pm on Sunday, September 22.  For more information, and advanced tickets, go to vintageillinois.com.

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