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The Beer Fest will be extended by one hour and will be open until 6 p.m. for your Fest Fun and beer sampling pleasure! We will be providing live music performances that will rock you by the Moonshine Brothers and Petty Cash. We will be conducting a Peoples Choice Best Brewer Contest --- the winner to be announced at the Fest and Elmhurst's very own "Elmhurst Brewing Company" will be providing a special 5th Anniversary Craft Beer for this years Fest!
Barbeque Jim's Catering will be on site.
Authentic pit-roasted barbeque, homemade sides, finger food and All-American comfort food.
Interested in volunteering at the Craft Beer Fest?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Explore Elmhurst free trolley is available all afternoon.
Logo's for some of the participating breweries. Check back often! We continue to add to the list.
The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supports the Elmhurst History Museum. 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. Consider becoming a member of the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation today and enjoy a $5.00 discount on admission to the 2020 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest this year while helping a great cause!
During the 2020 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest, guests will have the opportunity to check out a limited engagement traveling exhibit, The Power of Children. This powerful show uses the stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White to teach audiences about overcoming obstacles to make a difference in the world. Visitors will also be able to explore By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst, a national award-winning exhibit on the second floor gallery. Admission to the exhibits is free.
The Elmhurst History Museum is a valued cultural institution for residents of Elmhurst, and it attracts museum-goers from the greater Chicagoland area. The Museum preserves the story of Elmhurst and enhances quality of life by providing unique cultural and educational opportunities through high-quality exhibits, programs, and other services.
Serving the Elmhurst community since 1957, the Museum provides award-winning exhibits; educational programs for adults, families, and children; school services meeting local and state curriculum standards; and reference services related to the history of Elmhurst’s people and places. It regularly partners with other local and regional cultural attractions, business organizations, and clubs and organizations to expand its reach, strengthen its impact, and attract tourism dollars to the Elmhurst community.
Interested in sponsoring the 2020 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest? Sponsorship packet can be found here!
We want to thank the following sponsors for their support in 2019. Please click on Platinum & Gold sponsors logo's for more information. Without You the 2019 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest would not be possible.
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The 2020 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the Elmhurst History Museum Grounds (120 East Park Ave, Elmhurst) from 12 -5 pm.
All proceeds from the 2020 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest will benefit the Educational programs of the History Museum and Churchville Schoolhouse
General Admission - $50
Early Entry Event from Noon - 1 P.M.
Early Entry Admission (limited) - $65
Designated Driver Admission- $20
Discount Ticket Price for Elmhurst Heritage Foundation Members:
General Admission - $45
Early Entry Admission (limited) - $60
(Discounts not Available on Day of Event)
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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