FESTIVALS

Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Fest

Enjoy artisan food and products at Pastoral's annual fest


If you’re into all things farm to table, you won’t want to miss Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Fest. This annual event, which takes place inside the Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton), is now in its sixth year and proves to be bigger and better than the past. The free-to-enter festival takes place April 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and celebrates high-quality food and drinks from all over the world. Whether that’s cheese, beer, wine, chocolate, spirits, cured meats, dips, jellies, bread and more, it’ll all be there for the tasting. And because it’s the day before the James Beard Awards, which take place in Chicago again this year, four Beard-nominated or already-awarded chefs will hold cooking demonstrations throughout the day. Is your mouth watering yet?

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