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ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST - Special Events Management
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ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST

ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST

Fri, September 3, 2021 thru
Sun, September 5, 2021

Friday: 5pm to 10pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 10pm

The Beneficiary


AT A GLANCE:

EVENT DETAILS


Date(s) Fri, September 3, 2021 thru
Sun, September 5, 2021
Event Time(s)
Friday: 5pm to 10pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 10pm
Location Belmont and Damen, Roscoe Village
2000 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago Illinois

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ROSCOE VILLAGE BURGER FEST

Fire up the grills for the Midwest’s best Patty Party!

At least a handful of Chicago eateries will be partners in the tasty annual happening when Roscoe Village Burger Fest returns for its 14th mouth-watering year this September. Trust us when we say that they go to extraordinary lengths to impress burger aficionados.

When you add in two stages of rockin’ music, arts & crafts and the action-packed “Kids Zone” area, sizzling hot is the only way to describe this wildly popular Windy City food and music street happening.

In addition, over the weekend visitors even have the opportunity to vote for Chicago’s Best Burger!

A $10 suggested fest donation benefits the invaluable programs and services of the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce.

Houndstooth, Fatso’s Top 2019 Burger Fest Awards

Congratulations go out to Houndstooth Saloon (www.houndstoothchicago.com) and Fatso’s Last Stand (www.fatsoslaststand.com) for making the best burgers at this year’s Roscoe Village Burger Fest.

The Southern-style patties of Houndstooth, located on Clark Street in Lakeview and a first-time Burger Fest vendor, was the People’s Choice winner in text voting.

And Fatso’s, located on Chicago Avenue in Ukrainian Village, won the 2019 Critics’ Choice Award voted on by local food critics and celebs.

This year’s Critics Choice Award judges include:
Christine Zwolinkski, Chicago-based lifestyle blogger at The Chicago Good Life
Samantha Esposito, food blogger at Chicago Burger Bible
Whitney Reynolds, talk show host at Whitney Reynolds Show
Brian Phillips, a radio personality from 101 WKQX

Oakley Stage Entertainment

FRIDAY

5:00pm - The Business
6:30pm - Stache
8:30pm - Lynne Jordan & The Shivers

SATURDAY  
Noon - School of Rock
1:30pm - Run Forrest Run (2 sets!)
4:00pm - The Hat Guys
6:30pm - Semple
8:30pm - Purple Xperience

SUNDAY

Noon - Rosie & The Rivets
1:45pm - Latin Groove
3:45pm - Abba Salute
6:00pm - The Gingers
8:15pm - Boy Band Review
Damen Stage Entertainment

FRIDAY

5:30pm - To the 9's
7:45pm - Journey Recaptured
9:00pm - INFINITY (Classic Rock)

SATURDAY  
Noon - The Flat Cats
2:00pm - To the 9's
4:00pm - Catfight
6:00pm - Heroes (David Bowie Tribute)
8:15pm - Queen Explosion

SUNDAY

Noon - The Millennials (2 sets!)
3:00pm - The Indigos (2 sets!)
5:30pm - Fletcher Rockwell
8:00pm - Trippin Billies
Burger Vendors

Byron's Hot Dogs

Don't be misled by the name! Family-owned-and operated, Byron's (with locations on Irving Park Rd. and on Lawrence Ave.) has been a Chicago fixture since 1975 with (trust us!) mind-boggling offerings far beyond franks. More than a dozen juicy burgers are on the menu. They include everything from double and triple cheeseburgers  to veggie, turkey and steak patties.

 

Fatso's Last Stand

Located on Chicago Avenue in Ukrainian Village, Fatso's started with the concept of a hamburger/hot dog stand and took it to the next level. It's a snack bar, a family place, and a late-night food haven. Be sure to check out their mouth-watering single (or double) "Fatso Burger". 

 

Houndstooth Saloon

Wrigleyville's premier country sports bar and live music venue takes its name from University of Alabama coach Bear Bryant’s trademark houndstooth fedora. This Wrigleyville bar is pure ‘Bama from the crimson color scheme to the black-and-white photos of Bryant.  Other than delicious southern fare, Houndstooth is known for their mouthwatering burgers.  They won 1st Place in our 2019 People's Choice category and 2nd Place in the 2019 Critic's Choice category.

 

Reggies Chicago

This South Loop entertainment emporium, a popular Burger Fest mainstay, does it all: from food and  cocktails to music and concerts. On Reggies' food front, burgers take center stage. Among their patty offerings (all made from Angus beef and cooked on an open-flame, wood-fired grill) are: BBQ Bacon, Texas Jalapeno, Chorizo and Mushroom Swiss burgers. Add to that their tasty hand-cut fries, and Reggies is proud to make yet another tasty Burger Fest appearance.

 

Select Cut Steakhouse    


Select Cut has been a proud Burger Fest vendor from Day One. Located on Halsted Street near Diversey, they have a well-deserved  reputation as a friendly, casual neighborhood eatery known for its top quality steaks and burgers. This includes both their award-winning steak burger and tasty namesake "Select Cut" burger. Seafood, ribs and more are also on their menu. Family-owned and operated, the owners take pride in making sure every customer is pleasantly pleased with their broad menu offerings. 

 

Tandoor Char House

Expect something exceptional with this Burger Fest vendor that's back for its second year. Located on Halsted near Wrightwood in Lincoln Park, brothers Fahim and Faraz Sarharia take great pride in the food of their parents who hail from India and Pakistan. As for their unique burgers, visitors will delight in a seasoned taste sensation like no other!

Kids' Zone Entertainment
Saturday
11am - 2pm: Carnival games with Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
11am - 2pm: Temporary tattoos with Unicoi Art Studio
2pm: Yoga class with Buddha Belly Kids
2:30pm - 6pm: Macaroni necklace making and a spin the wheel with Macaroni Kid
Sunday
11am - 2pm: Arts & Crafts with Individual and Family Connection
About The Beneficiary: Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce

The Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce is a community of entrepreneurs working together and supporting each other to create a stronger neighborhood and business environment, through advocacy, promotion, networking and education. Our organization is a leader in supporting businesses with valuable resources, programming and services that advance the success of our business community. We leverage private funding, government resources and programs, and support from more than 400 members to help our local business community thrive. Visit lakeviewroscoevillage.org for more information

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354.

Vending Opportunities

Artist, Merchant, Not-for-Profit

Burger Vendor

Food (Side Only) & Beverage

Dessert

APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 1, 2021

 

MEMBERS ONLY:

Contact Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce at carisa@lrvcc.org for the member application.