After a long week of working and chauffeuring the kids around, you can kick back with an artisanal distilled beverage, nosh on good eats from food trucks and enjoy live music during Spirits on the Farm.
Hosted by the Oswego Area Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Craft Distillers Association, the third annual event will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Dickson-Murst Farm, 2550 Dickson Road in Montgomery.
Tickets cost $25 per person (ages 21 and over) and will be available at the door. The package includes a souvenir glass and five tasting tickets. Extra tasting tickets and cocktail tickets also will be available for purchase at the door.
Spirits from Illinois distilleries will be on hand, including:
Black Dog Distillery - Located in Plainfield, Black Dog Distillery is known for creating unique flavors of spirits including apple and lavender. Rush Creek Distilling - This distillery in Harvard serves up a variety of whiskey, vodka and gin. Their craft spirits are created with spring water and local grains. Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. - The owners of this distillery in Galena hand craft their spirits throughout the entire process from milling raw grains to distilling on a custom made copper still. Fox River Distilling Company - Located in Geneva, Fox River Distilling Company serves up an array of spirits including gin, citrus flavored vodka and moonshine corn whiskey. Star Union Spirits - This craft distillery in Peru makes small-batch spirits from locally sourced fruits and grains to create their flavored brandy selections including cherry and blackberry. Chicago Distilling Company - This family owned and operated distillery in Logan Square uses organic grains sourced in Illinois to make its distilled spirits, including vodka, gin and whiskey.
Those not partaking in spirits can stop by the Designated Driver tent to register as a designated driver and receive a soda or water.
There are plenty of options to pair a tasty treat with these custom cocktails and distilled tastings at the various food trucks that will be on-site. Burritoville will be serving up its classic Mexican fare. Or stop by Angelo’s International Concession, which is known for its homemade chips that come in a variety of flavors including white cheddar, garlic and loaded.
After grabbing a bite to eat, check out the artisan wares from local vendors. Musicians Jason Hubbard and Jeff LaMarre will return to this year’s event. Then Whiskeyfist will round out the set from 5 to 7 p.m. playing country hits along with southern rock and classic rock music.
For more information about Spirits on the Farm, call the Oswego Area Chamber of Commerce at (630) 554-3505.