What: Highwood Craft Beer Festival
Where: Everts Park, Highwood, IL
When: Saturday, August ? , 2014
Times: VIP – Noon to 5:30 PM, GA 1PM-5:30 PM
What: 30 Breweries, 60 Different Craft Beers to Sample
Music: Two Great Local Bands
Food: some of Highwood’s best Restaurants
Thank you for making the Inaugural Highwood Craft Beer Fest a huge success. We had over 1100 people and over 70 different types of beers at the event.
Everyone I talked to sure sounded like they had a great time. People liked the beer, food, music and all the other venders we had as well.
I also wanted to thank the Highwood Chamber of Commerce as well as all the city officials that helped make the event possible.
If you would like to send us your comments about the event we will gladly post them here on the site.
Check out the Photos!
We are looking forward to 2014 already. Tickets will go on Sale May 4
The Highwood Craft Beer Festival held at Everts Park in Highwood, IL, just North of Highland Park and the North Shore of Chicago’s number one Dining and entertainment destination.
The Highwood Craft Beer Festival will feature over 60 Craft Beers. Many will be great brews from the best Midwest Craft & Micro breweries and some from right here in the Chicago area.
Breweries to include: Ale Syndicate, Allagash, Argus, Bell’s Brewery, Berghoff Beer, Boulevard Brewing Co., Capital, Cider Boys, Dogfish Head, Finch Beer, Firestone, Goose Island, Great Lakes, Half Acre, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lake Bluff, Lake Front, Magic Hat, Metropolitan, Mickey Finn’s Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, New Holland, Oskar Blues Brewing, Potosi, Pyramid, Revolution Brewery, Rogue, Stone, Tall Grass, Two Brothers, Wild Onion Brewing.
Live music from these groups: 12:00 – 2:30 Pat Smilie Duo – Rhythm & Blues &
3:00 – 5:30 - Los Perros Cubanos
Great food will be provided by some of Highwood’s best restaurants. (sold separately)
The event will be held in the very beautiful Everts Park, in Downtown Highwood just ½ block away from the Metra Train Station. Our event will have a great layout of breweries along the path that runs in a circle around the park and we will have food vendors placed between the breweries so it will never be a long walk to find food.
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The Highwood Craft Beer Festival is being produced in conjunction with the Highwood Chamber of Commerce & Celebrate Highwood (CelebrateHighwood.com)
Highwood IL is known as the jewel of the North Shore when it comes to dining & Entertainment not to mention the many great event including the Wednesday night Farmers Markets and the world Famous Pumpkin Fest in October that draws over 100,000 people.
Directions to Highwood:
Highwood is North of Downtown Chicago located between Highland Park & Lake Forest along Chicago’s North Shore.
For those of you Driving to Highwood We have Great Directions here:
Metra Train. Highwood is just 3 stops north of the Ravinia Park stop
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Must be 21 to enter the event
The event is rain or shine. Under extreme condition, we have the right to cancel the event, and will notify festival goers via email.
Responsible drinking? The Festival encourages responsible drinking. Designated drivers are allowed admission at a discount and will receive unlimited free water. There is convenient Taxi and Metra train service to Highwood.