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Fulton Market Harvest Fest Returns, Tickets Now On Sale

By Stephanie Lulay | August 2, 2017 7:29am
 Chefs Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan share a laugh at the first Fulton Market Harvest Fest in 2016.
Chefs Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan share a laugh at the first Fulton Market Harvest Fest in 2016.
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Fulton Market Harvest Fest

FULTON MARKET — Two of the West Loop's biggest culinary forces will once again team up to host a street fest in Fulton Market this fall — now expanded to two days. 

Chefs Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan will bring local restaurants and breweries together for the second annual Fulton Market Harvest Fest on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

Tickets to the weekend festival, which will bring live cooking demonstrations, food and drink from restaurants across the West Loop and live music to the neighborhood, are now on sale

A $30 ticket, good for both days, includes $20 in food and drink tickets, an official Harvest Fest beer stein and admission to the fest. A $200 VIP weekend pass includes $50 in food and drink tickets, beer stein, access to a VIP area and private bathrooms. Kids 10 and under are free. 

Renowned chefs from around the nation will be on stage for cooking demonstrations, including Rick Bayless, Sarah Grueneberg, John Besh, Chris Cosentino, Cosmo Goss, Marc Forgione, Aarón Sánchez, Shota Nakajima, Bill Kim and Fabio Viviani. 

In between bites, attendees will be able to learn more about the culinary industry from the best in the business, with classes such as oyster shucking at Cold Storage, cocktail making at The Betty, live fire bread baking at Publican Quality Bread, and coffee making with Dark Matter at Little Goat. 

West Loop/Fulton Market restaurants that have signed on to participate include Izard's Girl & the Goat and Little Goat Diner, Kahan's Publican and Publican Quality Meats, Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken, Swift & Sons, Bar Siena, Beatrix, Cemitas Puebla, Kuma's Corner, bellyQ and Glazed and Infused. 

Goose Island and Bell’s will also be serving their best brews at the fest. 

The fest will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.