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March 2018

Illinois Products Expo

March 3 - March 4

Help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Illinois Products Expo! In addition, Illinois is celebrating its Bicentennial! To mark these two historical occasions, join us on March 3-4, 2018, in the Orr Building, on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL. Over 70 Illinois companies will be providing free food samples and selling their products. New this year is the FREE hourly drawing for a chance to win $20 or $200 in Expo Cash to purchase your favorite Illinois…

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Cheese – Not a Solo Act

March 3 - March 4
Shawnee Hills Wineries
$35

All 11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create a wonderful weekend.  Is there anything more classic than the perfect wine paired with the right cheese?  Join us for a fun-filled weekend of cheese infused dishes that showcase how cheese can play the perfect supporting role to our award-winning wines.  This is a great weekend to explore different styles of Illinois wine with many different, delicious and comforting cheese/cheese infused dishes. How it Works: Pre-purchase your…

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June 2018

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Festival

June 1 - June 3

Enjoy wine from nearly 20 vintners from across Illinois, live jazz music, fresh lobster, an outdoor arts and crafts market, and so much more at this festival. The festival kicks off Friday, June 1, 2018 in Ottawa. JUNE 1-3, 2018 Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, noon-10pm; Sunday, noon-5pm Online Ticket Sales for the 2018 event will begin in March! We simply can’t think of a better way to end your work week – or to start the summer!

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August 2018

Illinois State Fair Wine Experience

August 9 - August 19
Illinois State Fairground, 801 Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702 United States
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Join us at the Wine Experience during the Illinois State Fair, August 11-20, where you can taste wines from several Illinois wineries. The Wine Experience is located in The Shed on the fairgrounds. 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 entertainment stages, exciting harness races, thrilling carnival rides, great food, and much more!

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September 2018

Vintage Illinois

September 15 - September 16
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 15 and noon - 5 pm on Sunday, September 16.  For more information, and advanced tickets, go to vintageillinois.com.

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November 2018

Holiday Farmers Market

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Expo Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL United States + Google Map

Come to the Holiday Farmers Market to pick up some Illinois Wine for your holiday gifts and meals. The Holiday Farmers Markets will include at least 35 of vendors from central Illinois selling a wide variety of products, including pasture-raised turkeys, pork, beef, poultry, eggs, cheese, honey, coffee, craft beer, and your favorite - Illinois wine. Fresh greens, garlic, potatoes, squash, radishes, carrots, apples, broccoli, and many other varieties of produce will be available. Not only is this an opportunity…

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December 2018

Holiday Farmers Market

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Expo Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL United States + Google Map

Come to the Holiday Farmers Market to pick up some Illinois Wine for your holiday gifts and meals. The Holiday Farmers Markets will include at least 35 of vendors from central Illinois selling a wide variety of products, including pasture-raised turkeys, pork, beef, poultry, eggs, cheese, honey, coffee, craft beer, and your favorite – Illinois wine. Fresh greens, garlic, potatoes, squash, radishes, carrots, apples, broccoli, sunchokes and many other varieties of produce will be available. Not only is this an…

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