Out of an abundance of concern for the safety and health of the Northcenter community in the wake of COVID-19, the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision that Ribfest Chicago will not take place in 2020.
Whether you planned to sponsor, vend, volunteer or visit for the first time, or have been with us for many years, we thank you for your loyalty, commitment and interest in our event. We remain proud to stand behind Ribfest Chicago, which has put nearly $400,000 back into the community over the last 15 years.
We also thank our sponsors, food vendors, market vendors, entertainers and volunteer organizations that partner with Ribfest Chicago to help kick off summer on Lincoln Avenue. It is our great disappointment that we won’t be able to come together in 2020.
As an event focused on supporting the local Northcenter business community, we urge you to visit the chamber’s online Member Directory to find convenient retail, restaurant or service provider locations to serve your needs. More info and local listings can be found www.northcenterchamber.com.
We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we announce this unfortunate decision. We would love more than anything to be preparing to host our favorite Northcenter summer tradition right now, but as stewards of this community, we must put the health of our neighbors and members first. We wish health and safety for you during these challenging times and look forward to seeing you at Ribfest Chicago on Lincoln Avenue in 2021.