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september 30th

-october 1st

Fulton Market Harvest Fest brings together Chicago's restaurants, fantastic craft beer, live music and cooking demonstrations to celebrate the city's rich culinary history. Curated by Chefs Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan, Fulton Market Harvest Fest unites the city's top culinary talent with notable chefs from around the country for three days of pop-up dinners, food and beverage classes, cooking demonstrations and a neighborhood street fest.

Proceeds from Fulton Market Harvest Fest benefit the food-focused charity, Pilot Light. 

Fulton market street fest

Join us on Fulton Market for cooking demos, live music, booths from the city's best restaurants and family friendly fun!  

Saturday, September 30th 11am to 10pm, Sunday, October 1st 11am to 8pm

Entrance on Fulton Market & Halsted St.




Head to the KitchenAid demo stage to see your favorite chefs walk you through their inside tips, tricks, recipes and more! With a new chef taking the stage every hour, this is your spot for a full day of culinary excitement! 


11:30 - Sarah Grueneberg

12:30 - Fabio Viviani

1:30 - Chris Cosentino

2:30 - Jason Dady

3:30 - Shota Nakajima

4:30 - Jonathon Sawyer

5:30 - Bill KiM

6:30 - Cosmo Goss & Erling Wu-Bower


11:30 - Stephanie Izard & Paul Kahan

12:30 - Marc Forgione

1:30 -  John Besh & Aarón Sánchez

2:30 - Rick bayless

3:30 - Joe Flamm

4:30 - Jamie Bissonnette

5:30 - Jimmy Papadopoulos 



Why choose one place to eat when you can sample food from the city's best restaurants. Fulton Market Street Fest features booths from the following restaurants: 




11am-1pm Faithful Anchor DJ

1pm-2:15pm Hoyle Brothers

2:45pm-4:00pm Golden Horse Ranch Band

4:30pm-5:15pm Archie Powell & the Exports

5:45pm-6:45pm Glyders 

7:15pm-8:15pm The O’My’s

8:45pm-10pm Wild Belle


11am-12:30pm Numero Group DJs

12:30pm-1:15pm Bumpus

1:45pm-2:30pm Gold Coast All Stars

3:00pm-3:45pm Lawrence Peters Outfit

4:15pm-5pm Bailey Dee

5:30pm-6:15pm The Right Now

6:45pm-8pm Tortoise


Fulton Market Harvest Fest is fun for the whole family! Here is our lineup of kid friendly activities! 

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11:30am- storytime

12pm- music class w/ Mr. Nick Davio Old Town School of Folk Music

1pm- kids yoga w/ BareFeet Power Yoga

2pm- music class w/ Mr. Nick Davio Old Town School of Folk Music

3pm- story time


11:30am- storytime

12pm- music class w/ Little Miss Ann Old Town School of Folk Music

1pm- yoga w/ BareFeet Power Yoga

2pm- music class w/ Little Miss Ann Old Town School of Folk Music

3pm- story time

stop by all weekend long for:

pumpkin decorating, DIY snack mix with Pilot Light, face painting, balloon artist, hula hoops, chalk, jump ropes, and a coloring station! 

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beyond the street fest: 

This year Fulton Market Harvest FEst is expanding to a whole weekend of fun! We have ticketed dinners with our out of town guests, parties, classes, panels and more.


thank you to our sponsors! 



To enter the fest day of, Fulton Market Harvest Fest is asking for a donation of $10 to benefit Pilot Light.

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General admission presale tickets - $30

  • $20 in food/beverage tickets

  • a Fulton Market Harvest Fest branded beer mug

  • access to KitchenAid demos and live music

  • donation to Pilot Light. 

Kids 10 and under are free. 

VIP tickets - $200

  • VIP Beverage Lounge with Harvest Fest access

  •  $50 in food tickets

  • access to VIP Beverage Lounge with complimentary cocktail and craft beer tastings from Makers Mark, Don Julio, Moët Ice, Goose Island and Bells.  

  • Shaded Lounge Style seating with cell charging stations

  • Fulton Market Harvest Fest gift bag including Harvest Fest Beer Mug and more!

  • Private Bathroom Trailers

  • VIP festival Entrance

21 + only.