Chicago Ribfest

Dates: August 19-21,2022, Friday-Sunday
Location: On Lincoln Ave. between Irving Park Road and Berteau in Chicago.
Hours: 5-10PM Friday; 12N-10PM Saturday/Sunday
Attendance: 60,000
Demographics:Families; foodies


Chicago RibfestOne of Chicago’s most iconic events is back- bigger than ever- after a two-year covid hiatus. Ribfest Chicago returns with a date change- August 19th-21st– but all of the rest of the event elements that Chicago loves so dearly are in place.  It’s ribs, ribs, ribs all weekend long- with plenty of cold beer and, to round out this glorious hedonism- a stellar entertainment line -up.

More than 15 top rib vendors offer plates of their signature ribs and sides, while competing for two Best of Ribfest titles: the People’s choice award chosen by the crowd; and the top award chosen by a panel of celebrity judges. 

Although Ribs play the starring role, Ribfest offers so much more. Fifteen or so non-rib restaurants also offer their signature dishes while a carefully curated music lineup with as many as 15 indie bands perform on two stages. There is an elaborate kids’ area with a carnival and its own stage, and at least ten market vendors.

This event has earned the status of a Chicago institution, and is packed from the moment it opens until its last closing minutes.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Chicago RibfestAlign your company or brand with one of Chicago’s most popular food-centered music festivals, while making a direct connection with this crowd of 60,000 young, educated, white -collar professionals.

A wide range of sponsorship benefits includes naming rights, Social Media and traditional media inclusion, on-site banner placement, customized promotions, on-site marketing space, sampling and more.

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