county fair chicago: americana with an urban twist
SEPTEMBER 8-9, 2018 AT SIX CORNERS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
saturday, sept. 8th: 12-10pm
sunday, sept. 9th: 12-8pm
1:00 PM AVON DALE
2:30 PM PIE EATING CONTEST (ticketed event)
3:30 PM DEVIL IN A WOODPILE
5:00 PM BLUE RIBBON AWARD CEREMONY
6:00 PM FOLK YEAH!
ft. Hog Roast from 4pm-6pm
1:00 PM THE BLACK OIL BROTHERS
2:30 PM PIZZA PIE EATING CONTEST (ticketed event)
4:15 PM NICK LYNCH
6:00 PM CAKE DONUT WALK (ticketed event)
8:00 PM GOLDEN HORSE RANCH BAND W/ DANCE LESSONS
FOOD + BEVERAGE
Eris Brewery + Cider House
Lake Effect Brewing
Old Irving Brewery
Bo's Concessions: Corndogs, funnel cake, lemon shakeups
El Campion: Pina coladas, mango coladas, mini pineapples and pineapple deluxe (non-alcoholic)
Fannie's Cafe: Biscuits and gravy, BBQ pulled pork sliders
Fischman Public House: Schnitzel Sticks & Grilled Corn on the Cob
Smilin' Dawgs: Chicago-style hot dogs, cheese/bacon/chili/BLT/south of the border dogs, meatball sandwiches, nachos, freeze pops
Tatas Tacos: Tacos al pastor, elotes, chips, fruit
Chicagoans will taste the flavor of down home this fall when urban meets rural!
County Fair Chicago invites city dwellers and countryfolk to experience Americana with an urban twist as Six Corners Association fixes to blend the farm with city for Portage Park’s newest event.
Stroll the Midway and graze on delicious, locally-made cuisine; pick up new skills from a variety of educational, interactive, maker-focused workshops; take in the sounds of bluegrass, rockabilly, and country jams humming from the “Grandstand” stage; and, lace up your dancing shoes for a traditional barn dance once the sun goes down Saturday night.
No matter your preference – cowboy hats or baseball caps, riding boots or gym shoes – we're serving up the best of both worlds at County Fair Chicago.
now ACCEPTING SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS, AND BLUE RIBBON COMPETITORS
Please download applications and submit to Big Buzz Idea Group, Attn: County Fair Chicago, 4055 W. Peterson Ave., Suite 105, Chicago IL 60646. For more information, contact Big Buzz at: (773) 804-8589 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 BLUE RIBBON COMPETITION
Calling all bakers, brewers, grillers, growers, artists, and activists alike. Are you the cream of the urban crop?
Modeled after a traditional 4H Fair, the competition will award ribbons in the following divisions:
- Arts [Textile, Craft, Photography, Fine Art]
- Food and Beverage [Poultry, Beef, Dessert, Home Brew, Vegan, Small Batch]
- Garden [Fruits and Veggies, Flowers, Floral Design, Indoor Plants, Table Top]
- Community Projects [Youth-based, Business-Based, Non-Profit]
Judging will take place on Saturday, September 8th and prizes will be awarded on Sunday, September 9th. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2018. Download an application here.