Use the Vendor-Request Form below to submit your request to participate. Be sure to also read the details below so you know what to expect (as well as what's expected of vendors).
In addition to great food, this festival offers a way for area brewers to get together and showcase their brewing abilities. Both regional craft brewers and home brewers will be taking part. Feel free to use your booth to market your brewery as you see fit. Consider selling merchandise, holding a drawing, offering coupons—use your imagination!Brewers will also be spotlighted on the chamber facebook page before and after the event.
We will have a simple voting process for entrants to vote on their favorite beers, with the following prizes:
Best-of-Show: $100, Custom-Made Winner's Trophy,and title to hold until next year's competition
2nd Place: $60
3rd Place: $40
We ask all brewers to provide a minimum of 300 oz. per style of beer (25 twelve-ounce bottles or 14 twenty-two-ounce bottles). This will allow us to amply provide 75 four-ounce servings for tasting at the event.
Sample cups will be provided (4 oz.) for sample-sized servings. Tables can also be provided, which you can indicate on the form below.
Brewers are also welcome to provide samples of food available at their location. Food must be in sample-size portions (no larger than the size of a cupcake).
Sample plates and napkins will be provided by the chamber and available at each vendor’s table. Electricity can be provided, so please let us know if you need electricity at your booth.
Trackers Lodge has a large kitchen with a commercial refrigerator and cooking appliances. Please let us know you'll need fridge or cooking space.
Tables can be provided (up to 3), so please indicate on the form below if desired.
Booth Dimensions: Booths are approximately 10' x 10' with 7'-8" from floor to ceiling. Exact booth layout will depend on assigned locations.
Vendors are welcome to display banners above or at the front of their booths. There is 16" fascia along the top-front of each booth and a 3' railing above the fascia (for the 2nd floor overlook) . Please see the Trackers Lodge gallery for photos.
Brewer Sign-Up Form
Event Vendors & Sponsors
White Rooster Farmhouse Brewery, Sparta, IL
Joe's Pizza & Pasta, Mt.Vernon, Benton
The Hop Brewery, Christopher
Foxy Diner, McLeansboro
Seasoning Bistro, Benton
Ron & Lynn's Liquor Hut, Piopolis
Alicia's Sweets, Broughton
Hamilton County Brewers Guild
Lil Buddies BBQ, Wayne City
Buttercup Bakery, McLeansboro
Carbon Forge Design, McLeansboro
4R Equipment, McLeansboro
Trackers Lodge, McLeansboro
Sea Service Family, Consulting
Rend Lake College - Culinary Arts
WMIX-94, Q106.3, WISH, WDML, & WMCL
Peoples National Bank
CounterTop Creations, Dahlgren
Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps, Harrisburg, IL
Fred Vallowe, McLeansboro City Clerk
Pints for Prostates
hamilton county chamber of commerce
PO Box 456 McLeansboro, IL 62859 firstname.lastname@example.org 618-643-9394