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Chicago Bourbon and Barbecue Festival

  • Damen and Roscoe St 2000 West Roscoe Street Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

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!

Bourbon Tasting

From 1 pm to 7pm, sample 12 tastings for $35. Or if you are new to bourbons, or don't think you can handle 12 samples? Try the mini sampler of (4) tickets for only $16. Get tickets here!


Noon - Gone Country
2:00pm - Red Carpet Riot
4:00pm - Run Forrest Run
6:00pm - Wedding Banned
8:00pm - 16 Candles

Barbecque Vendors

Chicago Maple

I-94 Ribs, Chicago

Lexington Betty SmokeHouse

Earlier Event: September 14
Chicago Bourbon and Barbecue Festival
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