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Shock Top Oyster Fest

Shock Top Oyster Fest

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Roscoe Village (Damen & Roscoe) | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce - Suggested Entrance Donation $7.00

Fresh oysters help kick off the unofficial start of autumn at this acclaimed post-Labor Day festival in Chicagos trendy Roscoe Village neighborhood that's celebrating its 18th year in 2016.

Tents housing fresh seafood as well as other culinary delights from local restaurants are but one highlight of what has grown over the years to become a truly unique change-of-season happening. There's also arts & crafts.

Another major draw? An eclectic music lineup (past performers include The Human League, Alien Ant Farm, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and Men at Work) plus a stellar lineup of several top Irish music acts.

12:00 pm - The Blind Staggers
1:30 pm - Michael McDermott
3:15 pm - Waco Brothers
5:00 pm - Hank & Cupcakes
6:15 pm - Catfight
8:00 pm - Bruce in the USA

Oysters We're Serving
Fanny Bay Oysters
Harvest Date: 9/7/16
Fanny Bay Oysters are found in the nutrient rich waters of Baynes Sound on the eastern side of Vancouver Island, BC. Fanny Bays were one of the first widely distributed and renown British Columbia oysters.

Fanny Bay's are Tray Cultured Oysters, meaning they are not in direct contact with the mud and silt of the bottom of the bay. This method of cultivation gives nicely fluted shells and meats with a clean flavor. But unlike some tray-raised oysters, the shells of Fanny Bays are not terribly brittle. Their meats are full and firm.

Bevans Blue Point Oysters
Harvest Date: 9/7/16
If the kind of oysters you like tends towards the less-briny variety (some might call it bland), then region 4 is for you. Fed by the Sweetwater of the Potomac River and its estuaries as well as the headwaters of the Rappahannock River, these oysters have only the slightest hint of saltiness and a slight sweetness. They're creamy and meaty enough though to be wonderful when fried.

All orders include lemon, horseradish, cocktail sauce, hot sauce and crackers (and a fork of course!).

About the Beneficiary: Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce. Since 1996, the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce has been working for Roscoe Village businesses. The Chamber is dedicated to providing leadership to help create the best possible place in which to operate a business, while enhancing the region as desirable place to live, work, and visit. The RVCC is a unique Chamber surrounded by 5000 residential residents. There are over 250 businesses in Roscoe Village boarded by Western, Diversey, Ravenswood, and Addison. Through a variety of programs the RVCC works to positively impact the economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in the Village while supporting the growth of Chamber Member businesses. Visit www.rvcc.biz for more information.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Exhibitor Opportunities
Click here for more information and applications on how to exhibit at this event and others. If you have additional questions, please contact the Rosy Robinson or at 773-584-6633.

Music Bookings
Any bands or entertainers wishing to be considered for future bookings must submit the following information via email only. Please email us your website, your MySpace links, any other promotional links, a bio is also appreciated. If you are currently playing any Chicagoland venues or clubs, that's important information to include. Last but not least, give us a price range on the band. If you feel your act is especially suited for one specific event, tell us why you're a great fit for that event! Please email to Gehrig Peterson, our Music Director at GPeterson@chicagoevents.com.

Event Sponsors
Shock Top Belgian-Style Wheat Ale
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