se 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.
This year, we will have a "Fan Favorite Award" and five other "Brew Winners", one in each of the following categories :
Fan Favorite: The beer with the most votes will win our custom made 2020 HamCo Food & Brew Fest Trophy, your name on next year's sampler glass as the "2020 Best Brew Winner," and the title to hold until next year's competition.
Yellow Beers: Styles of beer that would fall in this category include blonde ales, cream ales, wheat beers, Hefeweizen, light lagers, Munich Helles, Kolsch, etc. Basically, if it is a lighter colored beer, and isn't hopped to IPA levels, it would go here.
IPA's: Styles of beer that would fall in this category include English Pale Ales, India Pale Ales, American Pale Ales, New England IPA, etc. If hops are the focal point of the brew, it goes here.
Amber/Brown Beers: Styles of beer that would fall in this category includeAmber ale, brown ale, amber lager, Munich Dunkel, Irish red ales, etc. If the beer is amber, copper, or reddish colored it goes here.
Stout, Porter, and Dark Lagers:All variations of stout, porter, and dark lager would go here.
Fruited/Spiced Beers & Ciders: Any beer that showcases fruit or spice and all ciders would go here.
Winners in each of these individual categories will receive a Ribbon and $50 cash prize.
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).
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 if you'll need fridge or cooking space.
Tables can be provided (up to 2), so please indicate on the form below if desired.
Booth Dimensions: Booths are approximately 8' x 8' 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
2019 Event Vendors & Sponsors
Lil Buddies BBQ & Catering, Wayne City
The Hop Brewery, Christopher
Alicia's Sweets, Broughton
Guero's Mexican Restaurant, Mt. Vernon
Hamilton County Brewers Guild
Gottzz's Restaurant, Carmi
Rend Lake College - Culinary Arts
Sea Service Family, Consulting
Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro
Peoples National Bank
Ron & Lynn's Liquor Hut, Piopolis
Trackers Lodge, McLeansboro
Carbon Forge Design, McLeansboro
Fred Vallowe - McLeansboro City Clerk
CounterTop Creations, Dahlgren
Dana Communications WMIX-94, Q106.3, WISH, WDML, & WMCL
hamilton county chamber of commerce
PO Box 456 McLeansboro, IL 62859 email@example.com 618-643-9394