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Hosted by Elmhurst Heritage Foundation and the Rotary Club of ElmhurstPurchase Tickets Here
The fest plans to feature over 60+ unique beers with wide ranges in flavor and color.
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Explore Elmhurst free trolley is available all afternoon.
In order to meet Illinois liquor law compliance standards, the fest will be a ticketed event. Festival participants will receive 18 drink tickets, each of which can be exchanged for a 3 oz. sample.
Brain Freeze Elmhurst
Serving classic vanilla & chocolate ice cream as well as an additional "secret" flavor of ice cream and Italian Ice (a dairy-free option).
Barbeque Jim's Catering will be on site.
Authentic pit-roasted barbeque, homemade sides and All-American comfort food.
Logo's for some of the participating breweries. Check back often! We continue to add to the list.
The Elmhurst History Museum is supported by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. This citizen-led board stimulates broad-based support for local history, the Elmhurst History Museum, and the Churchville Schoolhouse through advocacy, education, and fundraising. Through strategic planning, donor development, outreach, and essential fundraising, the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation offers guidance and support to keep history alive for future generations.
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Beer fest ticket buyers should be sure to check out the museum while at the fest.
See the exhibit "Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died"
It started as an off-beat baseball promotion designed to sell tickets at Comiskey Park and gain listeners for a fledgling FM radio station—until it devolved into one of the most infamous events in Chicago's rich baseball history. Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most memorable sports history moments. Inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin, this exhibit examines the culture, the music and the conflict that came to a head on that warm summer night when the wheels came off a promotion and disco met its demise.
Interested in sponsoring the 2017 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest? Sponsorship packet can be found here!
We want to thank the following sponsors for their support. Please click on Platinum & Gold sponsors logo's for more information. Without You the 2017 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest would not be possible.
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The Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Elmhurst History Museum Grounds (120 East Park Ave, Elmhurst) from 12 -5 pm.
All proceeds from the 2017 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will benefit the Educational programs of the History Museum, Churchville Schoolhouse, and the Rotary Club service projects.
Early Bird through Sept. 9, 2017 - $40
General Admission after Sept.9, 2017 - $50
Early Entry Event is from Noon - 1 P.M.
Early Entry Admission (limited) through Sept. 9, 2017 - $50 from Noon - 1 P.M.
Early Entry Admission (limited) after Sept. 9, 2017 - $65
Designated Driver Admission- $20
Yes, general admission tickets will be available for $50 and designated driver tickets for $20 at the gate. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Avoid a line at the gate and buy your tickets in advance!
General admission and Early Entry tickets include a 3 oz. commemorative tasting glass, live music, snacks, wrist band and 18 drink tickets.
Avoid long lines and beat the crowd! Sample special release beers and ciders before they run out! Early Entry attendees enjoy early entry 1 hour before the general admission gate opens. This is your chance to visit the most popular booths and mingle with Beer representatives before the masses arrive. A limited number of Early Entry tickets will be available.
Designated Driver will enjoy various sodas, bottled water, snacks, music, wrist band, but no alcoholic beverages.
Driver license, state issued ID, military ID, passport.
All ticket sales are final... no returns or exchanges.
This is strictly a 21 and over event---so leave the little ones and strollers at home. Everyone entering the fest must present a valid government issued ID.
We love dogs but unfortunately no dogs are allowed into the fest.
No outside food or drinks are allowed inside the Fest.
There will be picnic tables for seating, but if you are attached to your chair you can bring it into the Fest.
Some snacks will be provided. Barbeque Jim's Smokehouse food available for purchase. Before and after the Fest we suggest you visit some of the great dining locations in and around the Elmhurst downtown area.
This is a Rain or Shine event. Please watch the weather forecast and be prepared. Dress appropriately. Sometimes it rains... don't tell us you've never drank in the rain!
We welcome all those aged 21 and older interested in helping us create an exciting Fest experience. Volunteers are asked to fill various roles at the fest. Email us at email@example.com
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Below are pictures taken at the 2016 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest.
Below are pictures taken at the 2015 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest.
Images courtesy of Rob Kopecky
Vice President, Elmhurst Rotary
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