Date: Saturday, September 01 - Sunday, September 02
Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: On Lincoln Ave between Addison and Roscoe, Chicago
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Address: 3500 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago IL
Beneficiary: West Lakeview Neighbors

What a combination! Ciders and the iconic mini-burger better known as the slider will pair up at this inaugural fest in Chicago’s vibrant West Lakeview neighborhood.

Held on Lincoln Avenue between Roscoe and Addison (3400-3600 N.), it’s a Labor Day weekend happening to celebrate both the twilight of summer as well as showcase tasty sliders from area eateries and 50-plus ciders at ticketed afternoon tastings.

In addition to flavor-laced craft brews and patties, visitors will also be treated to two stages of music, a kids’ activity area and arts & crafts.

Get Social!

Cider Tastings

Eventbrite - Cider and Slider- Cider Tasting
Tasting Times:
1pm to 4pm
5pm to 8pm

1pm to 4pm

What you Get:
- 12 tastings from 25-30 different ciders

$35 general admission

What We're Sampling:
Blake’s Cider
- Flannel Mouth
- El Chavo

Virtue Cider
- Rose
- Michigan Apple

Cider Boys
- Pineapple Cider
- Peach Cider

Ferro Farms Hard Cider

Right Bee Cider
- Cider Dry
- Semi Dry

Crispin Cider
- Blackberry
- Honey
- Original

- Original
- Pear

Strongbow Apple Ciders
- Artisanal
- Gold

Angry Orchard
- Crisp
- Rose
- Easy Apple
- Green Apple
- Pear
- Stone Dry

Slider Vendors

Fernando's Tequila Bar & Restaurant
Popular Lincoln Avenue restaurant serving unique taco sliders.

Paulina Market
Acclaimed Lincoln Avenue delicatessen and butcher shop serving traditional sliders.

Tandoor Char House
Lincoln Park Indian/Pakistani restaurant serving seasoned chicken and lamb sliders.

Main Stage Entertainment

12:45pm - The Doors of Chicago
2:45pm - Don't Speak
4:30pm - Girl Power Night
6:15pm - Hello Weekend
8:15pm - Rock Candy
12:45pm - Over The Side Band
2:30pm - Big Bang Baby (Stone Temple Pilots Tribute)
4:15pm - Eliminator (ZZ Top Tribute)
6:00pm - Run Forrest Run
8:15pm - Wedding Banned

Second Stage

1:30pm - The Gingers
3:30pm - Pearl Jam Tribute Chicago
5:40pm - Jukebox Luke
7:45pm - 97Nine
1:30pm - Karma Committee
3:20pm - Deacon Blues
5:30pm - Without U2
7:45pm - Think Floyd

About the Beneficiary: West Lakeview Neighbors

West Lakeview Neighbors (WLVN) represents the residents of our unique and vibrant area of Chicago. They are proud to be residents in one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Chicago. West Lakeview is home to hundreds of families, a wide array of businesses and a growing number of green spaces.

Boundaries are: Irving Park (between Ravenswood and Ashland) and Addison (between Ashland and Racine) on the north; Belmont on the south; Racine on the east; and Ravenswood on the west.

West Lakeview Neighbors addresses zoning, traffic, liquor license applications, sidewalk café requests and other issues affecting the neighborhood. We also currently advise and collaborate with the 44th and 47th Ward aldermen on issues affecting our neighborhood and surrounding areas.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Vendor Opportunities

Apply to participate in this event online!  It's easy and convenient!  Scroll below for the forms!

Paper Applications: