Fried Chicken Fest

Dates: August 13 – 14, 2022
Location: Lincoln Park
Attendance: 15,000

Demographics: Upscale Millennials and GenX; Foodies
Charity Partner: The Legacy Project

  • At least ten of Chicago’s top fried chicken shefs offering their signature fried chicken
  • Wide selection of sides.
  • Bourbon, champagne, wine and beer to wash it all down.
  • A-list entertainment
  • Two stages
  •  People’s Choice award and Judges’ Choice award


There is almost no dish in America’s culinary history that inspires as much pure love as fried chicken.  This is the premise behind the development of Fried Chicken Festival, set to debut in Chicago on August 13th-14th in Lincoln Park.

The event formula is simple.  At least 10 of Chicago’s best fried chicken chefs offer plates of their signature fried chicken and/or fried chicken sandwiches along with a wide variety of sides. There is plenty of champagne, bourbon and cold beer to wash it all down while A-list entertainment performs in tandem on two stages.  Fried Chicken Fest is  a modern day version of an old fashioned picnic and its what Chicago is craving right now!

Visitors pay $10 admission.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship of Fried Chicken Fest gives brands and companies the opportunity to target this large audience of young, upscale, urban professionals and foodies at one of Chicago’s most popular and unique food-centric festivals.

The Sponsor Benefits Menu includes but is not limited to:

  • Naming Rights to the event, event attractions, stages
  • Logo inclusion in print ads; collateral
  • Dedicated E-blast.
  • Social Media messaging.
  • PR Inclusion
  • Signage
  • Stage Signage
  • On-site sales/sampling/couponing 
  • On-site display space
  • Customized promotions
  • Use of marks and logos

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American Brain Tumor Walk
The Lucky 13
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Southwest Half Marathon
San Diego Taco Fest
Randolph Street Market
Taste of Mexico
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
Sheffield Music Festival
Lincoln Park Greek Fest

November Events

Polish Independence 10K Run/Walk
Randolph Street Market

Year Round Opportunities

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