|Date:||Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 15|
|Time:||12:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
|Location:|| Damen and Roscoe St., Roscoe Village
2000 W. Roscoe St.
|Beneficiary:||Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce|
Southern hospitality meets Midwest outdoor fun!
Smoked meats and barrel-aged bourbon whiskeys take the spotlight when the post-Labor Day happening that is Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Fest returns for its third finger-lickin’ year to the heart of the Roscoe Village neighborhood.
Beyond ticketed afternoon bourbon tastings and plenty of mouth-watering chicken, ribs (and more), there are also one stage of soulful music.
The bottomline? Chicago’s 3rd annual Bourbon & Barbecue Fest promises something for every food, music and distilled spirits taste!
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1pm to 7pm Daily
12 samples - $35 ($45 day of) donation that benefits the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
4 samples - $16 ($20 day of) donation that benefits the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
- private tasting area with seating and shad
- tasting glass
Brands We're Serving:
Note: Most distilleries will bring multiple varieties to sample!
Lexington Betty SmokeHouse
Located on North Avenue on the Chicago/Oak Park border, this barbecue palace has legions of local fans of their soul-food-centric menu during takeout hours, for catering parties and events, and with their travelling food truck.
Big Joe's Backyard BBQ
This southwest suburban eatery has won numerous awards for its smoked meats with recipes that have been in the family for two generations. From pulled pork and smoked salmon to smoked turkey, ribs and wings, they excel at it all!
Thirsty Pig BBQ
Owned by the husband-wife duo Andrew and Laura Bucas, the ace cooking team is well-known in the southwest suburbs for their friendly-family restaurants. At Thirsty Pig, the pit master's specialty is authentic Texas-style smoked meats.
I-94 Ribs, Chicago
Family-owned and located on 47th Street, this restaurant has a loyal neighborhood following that will get bigger exposure among smoked meat lovers at Chicago Bourbon & Barbecue Fest.
About the Beneficiary: 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
We are now accepting vendor applications for Bourbon & Barbecue.
Deadline to apply is August 21, 2019!
To start a new application or edit an existing application you've already started, click on the link below for the type of vendor application:
General Vendor Applicants
- Side Dish Vendor Application
- Hot Sauce Vendor Application
- Artist/Merchant/Not-for-profit Vendor Application
- Barbecue Vendor Application
Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce Alliance Member Applicants (ONLY)
Please note: the applications below may only be accessed using a password provided by the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce. Please send an email to email@example.com to request a password. Once your membership has been verified, you will be able to proceed.
- Member Artist/Merchant/Not-for-profit Vendor Application
- Bourbon & Barbecue Member Barbecue Vendor Application
If you've applied to multiple events, you can access your RegisterOne vendor profile here.