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WELCOME TO THE 2020 ELMHURST CRAFT BEER FEST

Something NEW brewing at the Fest

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!


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Music at the Fest Presents:

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Moonshine Brothers


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Petty Cash


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Barbeque Jim's Catering will be on site.

Authentic pit-roasted barbeque, homemade sides, finger food and All-American comfort food.

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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 volunteer@elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com


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The Event - 2020 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest


Event Details:

  • Event: Elmhurst Heritage Foundation
  • Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
  • Time: Early Entry Event, Noon-1 p.m.; General Admission, 1-6 p.m
  • Location: Elmhurst History Museum Grounds
  • (120 East Park Ave, Elmhurst).
  • Breweries: 50+ craft and micro breweries.
  • Festival Participants: 21 and over only.
  • Tickets: This is a fund raising event. Tickets are non-refundable.
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  • General Admission - $50
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  • Benefits of Early Entry Admission
  • 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.
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  • Early Entry Event from Noon - 1 P.M.
  • Early Entry Admission (limited) - $65
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  • Designated Driver Admission- $20
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  • Discount Ticket Price for Elmhurst Heritage Foundation Members:
  • General Admission - $45
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  • Early Entry Admission (limited) - $60
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  • (Discounts not Available on Day of Event)
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  • Public transportation: Metra West Line one block from Fest.
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Door Prizes

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.




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Explore Elmhurst free trolley is available all afternoon.


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2020 Participating Breweries

Logo's for some of the participating breweries. Check back often! We continue to add to the list.

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  • 2 Fools Cider
  • 25 West Brewing Co.
  • 350 Brewing Co.
  • 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
  • Ace Cider
  • Afterthought Brewing Company
  • Allagash Brewing Company
  • Alter Brewing Company
  • Black Horizon Brewing Company
  • Blue Island Beer Co.
  • Breckenridge Brewery
  • Brickstone Brewery
  • Ciderboys Hard Cider
  • City Lights Brewing Co.
  • Dovetail Brewery
  • Elmhurst Brewing Co.
  • Epic Brewing Company
  • Exit Strategy Brewing Co.
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company
  • Flossmoor Station Brewing Company
  • Forbidden Root
  • Founders Brewing Co.
  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Half Acre Beer Co.
  • Half Day Brewing Company
  • Haymarket Brewing
  • Itasca Brewing Company
  • JK's Farmhouse Ciders
  • Kinslahger Brewing Company
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Leaky Keg Brewing
  • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co
  • Maplewood Brewery
  • Marz Community Brewing
  • Metal Monkey Brewing
  • More Brewing Company
  • Noon Whistle Brewing
  • Oak Park Brewing Company
  • On Tour Brewing Company
  • Pipeworks Brewing Co.
  • Point Brewery
  • Pollyanna Brewing Company
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Scallywag Brewing Co.
  • Schlafly Beer
  • Scorched Earth Brewing Company
  • Shiner Beer
  • Short Fuse Brewing Company
  • Short's Brewing Company
  • Solemn Oath Brewery
  • Stem Ciders
  • Ten Ninety
  • WarPigs Brewing
  • Whiner Beer Co.
  • Whiskey Hill Brewing Co.
  • Wild Onion Brewery
  • Wild Tonic
  • Wolfden Brewing Co.
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider
  • Wyder's Cider

The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation - Sponsor

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!


The Elmhurst History Museum

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.

Our Sponsors

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.

Event Sponsor:
Proud to Announce:
 
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2020 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest Event Sponsor

Platinum Level Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors
Slone Commercial
 
Slone Commercial, LLC


Silver Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsors

Media Sponsor

F.A.Q.

You have a question? Someone else might have had the exact same one. Let's find out!

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 volunteer@elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com

Need Directions?

Click "Direction" link on the map for directions.


2016 Event Pic's

Below are pictures taken at the 2016 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest.

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2015 Event Pic's

Below are pictures taken at the 2015 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest.

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Images courtesy of Rob Kopecky
Vice President, Elmhurst Rotary

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