Dates: Saturday/Sunday, September 3-4, 2016
Location: North Mayfair: on Elston Avenue @ Lawrence
Hours: both days: 12N-10PM daily
• Cider and craft beer tasting.
• More than 30 cider varietals and at least 20 craft beer varietals.
• More than 20 favorite burger chefs offering their signature sliders.
• Continuous music.
• Elaborate kid's area.
• More than 50 merchandise vendors.
The perfect food and drink combination takes center stage on Labor Day weekend-September 3-4, when more than 30 craft ciders and 20 types of gourmet burgers will be offered to the public at the Ciders & Sliders Festival.
The idea is to kick off the Autumn cider season by celebrating this fast growing alcoholic beverage category at a time when it's popularity is skyrocketing. This tasting event features a wide variety of craft ciders - some small batch, some made by famous makers- but all delicious. At least 20 craft beers will be featured too, to ensure that the tasting experience includes something for every palette.
All of these hybrid beverages will be paired with gourmet sliders prepared by some of the city's favorite burger chefs. It's hard to imagine a better food and drink combo than slightly sweet cider paired with savory gourmet burgers.
Round this out with big entertainment from the Main Stage, a kids area with creative activities and more than 50 vendor booths filled with unique merchandise, and you have the perfect kick off of Chicago's Fall festival season.