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2017 Event Forms

Summer will officially begin with Ribfest Chicago on Friday, June 9 at 5 PM, as three nights of this highly anticipated and nationally recognized food and music event get underway!

Featured on Eating America with Anthony Anderson on the Food Network and included in USA Today as one of the “10Best: Food festivals to dive into,” Ribfest Chicago has been dubbed a “festival not to be missed!” Chicago Reader fans voted Ribfest Chicago the #1-Best Food Festival in 2012, 13, 14 and they put us back at the top in 2016.

Not only noted for the high “pig-out” factor, Ribfest Chicago is also known for featuring some of the hottest bands playing all original music from two stages at either end of Lincoln Ave.

Ribs, music and beer isn’t all Ribfest Chicago offers. Our Kids Square provides two-fun filled days of games, activities, live entertainment and inflatable rides to keep kids busy and bring back families year after year. This popular feature of Ribfest Chicago has extended hour to keep both kids and parents happy.

Take advantage now of the opportunity to be a sponsor, food vendor, or volunteer for Ribfest Chicago. Don’t delay as space will fill up fast!

Please download the appropriate application below and submit to Big Buzz Idea Group, 4055 W. Peterson Ave., Suite 105, Chicago IL 60646. For more information, contact Big Buzz at: (773) 804-8589

NOTE: The forms below are formatted so that you can type directly in the PDF form using newer versions of Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. To do so, download and save the file to your hard drive, then open it in Acrobat Reader or the full Acrobat program. All the fields that need to be completed will be highlighted. Just click to start typing. When you have completed the form, please save with a NEW file name that includes your company/business name. You can return the forms via email to info@bigbuzzideagroup.com.

Ribfest-Chicago 2017 Overview

2017 Sponsor Registration

2017 Food Vendor Application

2017 DCASE Food Vendor Application

2017 DCASE Food Truck Application

2017 Equipment Rental Form

2017 Kids Square Vendor Application

2017 Volunteer Registration


Contact Information

Location and Hours

  • Lincoln / Irving Park / Damen
  • Friday, June 8, 5-10 PM
  • Saturday, June 9, Noon-10 PM
  • Sunday, June 10, Noon-10 PM
  • $10 ($20 per family) Suggested Donation at the Gate

Your gate donation and proceeds from the event benefit Northcenter philanthropy and community programs. Ribfest Chicago has contributed over $350,000 to more than fifteen Northcenter schools and nonprofits in an effort to improve education, benefit critical nonprofit work, assist special needs and fight hunger, in addition to funding chamber projects and annual programming.

Sponsored by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.