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Artisan Food Festival

  • DuPage County Fairgrounds 2015 Manchester Road Wheaton, IL, 60187 United States (map)

The first annual Artisan Food Festival featuring artisanal foods created and produced right here in Illinois. Our mission is bringing food products and producers together to celebrate the bounty of our great state.

Many of us remember a day when farms mixed with our houses and neighbors produced our corn. Well, development happens and soon the farms are pushed further and further from our sight. We love our conveniences but crave many elements and the nature of those past times. This festival invites us as a community to rejoin farm fresh favorites with our more sophisticated pallets and ways of dining.

On this one special day, we will join in incredible food, drink, chef’s demos, tasty samples, dance, and music, with items to purchase, food to enjoy, and much much more. The evening will culminate in an extravagant gala in the Butterfly Garden designed and hosted by celebrity chef Katie O’Reilly from the “Katie O’s Food Carnival” TV Show. Themed "under the star filled sky”, the gala will feature farm to table ingredients produced right here in our great state.

A portion of the proceeds from this Festival will go to support The Friends of The DuPage County Fair and the DuPage County Student Art Scholarship Program.

Earlier Event: June 17
Open Provisions
Later Event: July 22
Chicago Artisan Market