This Chicago Food Festival Is The Best One In Illinois

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Food is a surefire way of bringing people together.

That’s why every state has festivals that celebrate different types of foods, and Eat This, Not That! highlighted the best ones in every state. Here’s what the ultimate food content hub says about local food festivals:

Food festivals are a great American pastime. The large festivals often focus on one type of food, or a specific theme like oysters or food and wine. Food festivals also allow visitors to get a real sense of the culinary scene in various parts of the country by trying dishes from renowned chefs or local icons, often for a set price at entry. If you're looking for a new food festival to add to your list to try, consider one of these best food festivals in every state.”

So, which one do you have to go to in Illinois?

Eat This, Not That! says you can’t miss the Windy City Smokeout, which takes place in Chicago. Here’s why:

“If you love BBQ then you're going to want to get to the Windy City Smokeout, which takes place over a few days in July. Part BBQ contest and part concert series, the event brings together the best in up and coming championship level BBQ to compete and feed the masses.”

Find the rest of the best food festivals here.

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