WINDY CITY RIBFEST IN UPTOWN
Sun, July 4, 2021
12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
AT A GLANCE:
WINDY CITY RIBFEST IN UPTOWN
It’s a saucy summer happening! From tasty slabs (and sides) to a smokin’ music lineup, this Fourth of July party in the eclectic Uptown neighborhood brings its A-game on when it returns for its 12th anniversary year!
Beyond the flavorful offerings of top local and national ribbers and cool summer tunes, this popular three-day fest also features arts & crafts plus an activity area for kids and families.
And with the vibrant Broadway-Lawrence intersection boasting acclaimed Chicago music venues that include The Green Mill, Aragon Ballroom and Riviera nightclub, Windy City Ribfest is the perfect urban destination for both daytime and evening fun.
2019 ribbers ... 2020 ribbers coming soon!
Austin's Texas Lightning BBQ
Returning to Windy City Ribfest, this serious ribber has been around for years and is a popular staple on the national food festival scene. From Nevada and Ohio to Minnesota and Illinois, Texas Lightning's slabs have won legions of fans as well as numerous "best ribs" awards.
Located in Chicago's northwest side Galewood neighborhood, this well-reviewed father-and-son-owned BBQ restaurant is also a popular draw at rib festivals around Chicago. Both Anthony Grand Sr. and Jr. are passionate about their Mississippi-inspired sauces and grilling expertise.
Chicago BBQ Company
Home-grown barbeque by Chicago BBQ has earned the Windy City quite the reputation at Midwest rib events by winning awards galore for this Burr Ridge, Ill.--based company. Owned by barbeque expert Tom Ferguson, he started the company in 1985 with a vision of creating the ultimate low and slow-smoke barbeque experience.
Family-owned and located on 47th Street, this restaurant has a loyal neighborhood following that will get bigger exposure among smoked meat lovers at Windy City RibFest.
This southwest side mainstay at many Chicago festivals is best known for its spicy sauces on whatever they barbecue on their always eye-catching teepee-shaped grill.
Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown has been Uptown's business association since 1923. Our mission is to be the primary advocate, voice and support organization for the historic and diverse Uptown business community. Our vision is to be a driving force in creating a clean, safe, attractive, well-informed, self-reliant, thriving and pride-filled business community that supports and is supported by local consumers and is a destination point for Chicago visitors.
The boundaries of the Chamber are Irving Park Road on the south; Foster Avenue on the north; Lake Michigan on the east; and Ravenswood on the west from Montrose Avenue to Foster Avenue and Clark Street on the west from Irving Park Road to Montrose Avenue.
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354.
2020 DEADLINES (please read):
- APPLICATIONS (all vendors): Wednesday, April 1, 2020
- PAYMENTS IN FULL (all vendors): Wednesday, April 15, 2020
2020 VENDOR APPLICATIONS:
- Rib Vendor
- Food & Beverage
- Artist, Merchant, Not-for-Profit
- Rib Vendor (Local Business) - please call us at 773-868-3010
ALL VENDORS: Applications & Payments Due that are received past the above deadlines will incur a 10% late fee.