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March 2017

Cheese – Not a Solo Act: A Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Event

March 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - March 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Shawnee Hills Wineries

Is there anything more classic than the perfect wine paired with the right cheese?  Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of cheese infused dishes that showcase how cheese can play the perfect supporting role to award-winning wines.  This progressive tasting along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail is a great weekend to explore different types of cheeses with different styles of Illinois wine.   How it Works: Pre-purchase your ticket online and select your starting point.  The first winery that you visit will…

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May 2017

Wine on The Fox Festival

May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Hudson Crossing Park, 65 N. Harrison St.
Oswego, IL United States
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Don’t miss this opportunity to sample award-winning Illinois wines from 14 Illinois wineries while enjoying live entertainment and delicious local fare. Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, May 7, Noon – 6 p.m. Free & Open to the Public. Wine Tasting is $15 per day for a souvenir wine glass, a wristband and 5 tasting tickets. An Advanced Two-Day Pass may be purchased for $25 at Oswego Village Hall and includes 1 souvenir wine glass and 20…

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June 2017

Uncork Urbana

June 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Urbana, 201 W Main St.
Urbana, IL 61801 United States

Uncork Urbana Wine festival celebrates the diverse and delicious wines that the state of Illinois has to offer. Illinois wine-lovers can enjoy an afternoon/evening of wine tasting, live music, and food.   Where: Main & Race Streets in downtown Urbana   When: Saturday, June 17, 1 - 9 pm

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August 2017

Shawnee Hills Midsummer Picnic Pairings

August 5, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Shawnee Hills Wineries

Midsummer Picnic Pairings A Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Wine & Food Pairing Weekend August 5-6, 2017 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, local foods of the season with award-winning reds, whites and rose`s from your favorite wineries. How it Works: Pre-purchase your ticket online…

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September 2017

Wine Garden at the Du Quoin State Fair

September 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - September 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, 655 Executive Drive
Du Quoin, IL 62832 United States
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Join us at the Wine Garden during the Du Quoin State Fair, September 2-3, where you can taste wines from several Illinois wineries. Wine garden hours are noon – 7 pm on Saturday and noon – 4 pm on Sunday.

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The Great River Grape Escape

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Clat Adam’s Park, Front & Hampshire
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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A celebration of Illinois wine, food and music!  This annual wine festival, located along the scenic Quincy riverfront, will be held this year on Saturday, September 23 from noon - 7 pm and on Sunday, September 24 from noon - 5 pm. Participating Wineries: Coming soon!  

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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 2018

Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Festival

June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018

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, 2018 - August 19, 2018
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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