Inside Scoop: The Lake County Libation Trail’s Spooks & Spirits Check-in Challenge, Will Run for Beer 5k, and Streetz Artz Alliance upcoming markets
Spooks and Spirits Check-in Challenge on the Lake County Libation Trail runs through Oct. 31
You have another week remaining to enjoy this spine-tingling adventure with the Lake County Libation Trail’s Spooks and Spirits Check-In Challenge. All you have to do is visit five or more participating locations to enter for a chance to win an exclusive prize. Are you brave enough to encounter the spirits? Dive into the excitement and let the supernatural guide your path through dozens of great breweries, wineries and restaurants throughout beautiful Lake County.
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- Enter to win a party bus event giveaway
Don’t forget to bring the family to the Spooks & Spirits Autumn Celebration throughout October because there’s something for everyone like fall festivals and costume parades, haunted houses, corn mazes and pumpkin patches, Six Flags’ famous Fright Fest, and plenty of other “supernatural” attractions. And for the adults, don’t miss on Lake County’s scary-good locally made brews, wines and spirits.
Click here for more information on all the Lake County Libation Trail and Spooks and Spirits events.
Will Run for Beer Chicago 5K is Oct. 28
It’s time to raise a glass, as the first annual Will Run for Beer Chicago 5K is coming to the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood this weekend on October 28. Experience a brewtiful, flat 5K course as you enjoy a local tour of the Chicago lakefront and skyline by foot. Then celebrate crossing the finish line with complimentary beer (21+) and delicious food at the lager than life post-race brewfest.
Plus, you’ll get some beertastic race swag to commemorate your achievement in style. Race is at 3 p.m. Brewfest opens at 2 p.m. Located northeast of LaSalle Drive and N. Stockton Drive in Chicago. WillRunForBeerChicago.com
Streetz Artz Alliance upcoming markets
11/11: Winter Handmade Market — The Streetz Artz Alliance is back at Black Horizon Brewing to bring you their version of a Winter Handmade Market. Expect more than a dozen local artists with one-of-a-kind gift ideas, decor and apparel to help you with your shopping needs for the season. Event runs 1-6 p.m., and all ages are welcome. 7560 S. Quincy Street in Willowbrook, IL.
12/2: Phase Three Holiday Market — This will be another amazing event for you to bring the family out to and shop from better than three dozen artists and makers from 12-5 p.m. Find items that are edible, wearable, decorable and season appropriate. Sip on some delicious brews from the brewery while shopping an expertly curated mix of handmade items and artists. 932 Donata Court in Lake Zurich, IL.
12/10: True to the Craft Krampus Market — This event returns for a third year and boasts more than 25 local artists, vintage collectors and savvy makers to bring you seasonally appropriate items including jewelry, brooms, candles, tarot readers, bone readers, Krampus ornaments and so much more. Event is from 12-6 p.m. and held at Blue Island Beer Company and is free to attend. 13357 Old Western Avenue in Blue Island, IL.
12/16 and 12/17: Church Street Holiday Market — The brewery has invited the Streetz Artz Alliance back for a two-day market that will be all indoor and feature more than 26 local artists and makers. Expect an assortment of handmade items and a perfect holiday vibe to complement the beers and food. Exact time to be determined, but anticipate afternoon and early evening. 1480 Industrial Drive, Unit C in Itasca, IL.
Follow the Streetz Artz Alliance on social media for more information and other shows.
Save the date: Westmont Winter Beer Festival Feb. 17
Save the date now to plan to head to west suburban Westmont for their 2024 Winter Beer Festival in Ty Warner Park, which will feature dozens of craft breweries from the Chicagoland area on Feb. 17 from 3-7 p.m. Participants will receive 20 four-ounce pours, and the event will have heated and lighted tents, bonfires, outdoor seating and food trucks. Tickets on sale soon. For more information, visit WestmontParks.org/BeerFest