2018 Event Forms

Festival Hours:
Friday, 5-10 PM; Saturday, Noon-10 PM; Sunday, Noon-10 PM
Lincoln Avenue from Irving Park to Berteau (4000 N to 4165 N)

Ribfest Chicago is Celebrating 20 Years of Ribs and Rock & Roll!

This is one street party you won’t want to miss. With 50,000 fans, 27 tons of pork and 25 hours of some of the hottest original music to hit the streets, Ribfest Chicago is the place for your brand to seen, tasted, sampled and celebrated.

 Sponsorship and Food Vendor and Volunteer forms are now available!

Please download and submit to Big Buzz Idea Group, Attn: Ribfest Chicago, 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.

2018 Ribfest Chicago Sponsorship Kit

2018 Ribfest Chicago Promo Sheet

2018 Lounge Sponsor and Program Advertiser

2018 Food Vendor

2018 DCASE Permit Application (required for all Food Vendors)

2018 Kids Square Sponsorship

2018 Kids Square Vendor

2018 Equipment Rental Form

2018 Ribfest Chicago Volunteer

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, support youth sports, and help people living with special needs, in addition to funding chamber projects and annual programming.

Sponsored by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce.


Ribfest Chicago is celebrating 20 years of Ribs and Rock & Roll! You won’t want to miss this street party.

Voted Chicago’s Best Food Fest, Ribfest Chicago is also nationally recognized for its music. Fest goers can enjoy 25 hours of original music, from honky tonk to indie and rock, performed by premier touring bands from across the US and abroad.

It’s no wonder that Ribfest Chicago remains one of the city’s best summer attractions.