Chicago Ribfest

Dates: June 14-16, 2024, 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 Ribfest

Chicago’s 2024 Ribfest will happen on the weekend of June 14-16- and it’s ribs, ribs, ribs for three days- 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 Ribfest

Align 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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