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Want to get out and taste great wines in the great state of Illinois? Then look for a a Illinois Wine Festival! These wine events are a perfect way to fill a sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Local Illinois wineries set up booths and dispense their special wines for you to taste and buy. It's a great way to sample a wide variety of wines in one fun-filled place. Illinois has several wonderful wine and food festivals scheduled every year for locals and visitors to enjoy. At most festivals you can expect to pay a nominal entrance fee that then allows you to sample all the wines offered at the event. Others sell tasting tickets that you can use at your tasting discretion. Located in and around cities like Peoria, Galena, Chicago and Joliet, there are wine festivals that bring you the best samplings of IL wines. Many specialize in fine IL wines as well as national and international wines. At every booth you can expect to find helpful and friendly wine experts eager to answer your questions.

At festivals like Windy City Wine Festival in September, Art & Wine Festival at Carlyle Lake in September, or Old World Autumn Wine Festival in September, you may find wines from Bella Terra Winery, Cellars de Santom, Vintner's Cellar Winery, Kickapoo Creek Winery, and many others at Illinois wine festivals. In addition to wine, these events can include excellent food to sample, prepared by local restaurants and chefs. And often you can expect music too. After all, nothing pairs better with wine than a little Jazz, or Blue Grass music. Local musicians are out playing their best music to accompany the wine tasting. Whether you're visiting Springfield, Jacksonville, Decatur and Mt. Vernon you can find a local wine, food and music festival that will perfect your IL vacation. The most popular time of year for these festivals are the Fall and Summer months, but they are also scheduled during holiday months as well. Imagine sipping some great wines while watching the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony! So although, you may not have time to visit all of Illinois's great wineries, you can taste their wines at these great events. So get out and enjoy! As always, Wine Bar Wineries is here to help you find exciting wine, food and music festivals near you.

For more information about Illinois Wine & Food Festivals contact the Illinois Bureau of Tourism at 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 3-400, Chicago IL 60602 Telephone: 312-814-4732.



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