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October 2017

Halloween Illinois Wine & Ethnic Food Festival

October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Illinois State Fairgrounds, The Ethnic Village
Springfield, IL United States
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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 ** ONLINE ADVANCE TICKET SALES CLOSE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, AT NOON ** Join us for our first annual Halloween Illinois Wine & Ethnic Foods Festival…

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February 2018

2018 Winter Wine Festival

February 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Springfield, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703 United States
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$20 – $25

2018 Winter Wine Festival - February 23, 7-10 pm Crowne Plaza 3000 s. Dirksen Pkwy  Springfield, IL COME SAMPLE ILLINOIS WINE AT THE WINTER WINE FESTIVAL! Please join us, taste Illinois wine, listen to great music, and get a glimpse behind the curtain to re-discover this amazing industry, and the people that work diligently to put great wine in your glass! This is not a traditional wine festival! While really great wine is assured, this is one of the few opportunities…

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June 2019

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Festival

June 7, 2019 - June 9, 2019
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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Uncork Illinois

June 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Oak Park, 119 N Marion St
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States
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Sample Illinois wine at this fun outdoor festival which features wines from 15 Illinois wineries. Come and taste some great Illinois wines and listen to live jazz music. Click here for more information or to order tickets.

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Corkless Galena Wine Festival

June 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Depot Park Galena, Illinois

Enjoy wines from 9 wineries from northern Illinois. There will also be live music, light snacks, and an art show at the festival. Visit corklessgalena.com for tickets and more info.

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August 2019

Shawnee Hills Midsummer Picnic Pairings

August 3, 2019 - August 4, 2019
Shawnee Hills Wineries

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, 2019 - August 18, 2019
Illinois State Fairground, 801 Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702 United States
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Wine Experience at the Illinois State Fair

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…

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September 2019

Vintage Illinois

September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019
Carey Memorial Park, 248 W Canal Street
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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November 2019

Illinois Wine on Vine

November 8, 2019 - November 9, 2019
O’Fallon Station, South Vine Street and East 1st Street
O'Fallon, IL 62269 United States
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Get a head start on the holiday season by sampling wines from nine Illinois wineries all in one location in O'Fallon, IL. Get pairing recommendations for your holiday meals and gift-giving from the people in-the-know! Tastes, glasses and bottles available for purchase. #IllinoisWine #IllinoisMade #EnjoyIllinois Must be 21. Be prepared to show ID. Buy Now And $ave. Early bird rates available only for advance ticket purchases. Ticket price at door increases by $5 and is not guaranteed to be available.…

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October 2020

Vintage Illinois at The Canal Market Finale

October 10, 2020 - October 11, 2020
Carey Memorial Park, 248 W. Canal Street
North Utica, IL 61373 United States
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Last month we held a market-style event in lieu of our annual festival and it was a GREAT success! So much so that we’re going back to North Utica for The Canal Market Finale October 10-11, 2020! Just like last time, this will be another market-style event. Our usual festival, which began in 2003, cannot operate in the same way this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. That said, here are some things we CAN do: We can still purchase and enjoy…

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