Lombard Brew Fest returns for 2nd year July 20

The Lombard Brew Fest on Saturday, July 20, will feature a wide variety of special beers, ciders, and hard seltzers from the Chicago area, as well as around the Midwest.

Each ticket includes 20 3-oz. samples and a souvenir tasting glass. A VIP ticket will be available for a small premium which will include one hour of early access to the festival plus other perks to be announced.

The festival will have food trucks and local restaurant vendors present on-site selling their most popular items.

The second annual festival will be 1 to 4 p.m. on Parkside Avenue, between Lilacia Park and Metra Train in Lombard. VIP early entry will be noon to 1 p.m. It will be held rain or shine.

Attendees must be age 21 or older. General admission tickets are $55 or $70 for VIP (limited number available). Tickets are $25 for designated drivers; limited to one nonalcoholic beer and water/soft drinks. Ticket prices will increase by $10 the day of the event.

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Proceeds from the Lombard Brew Fest will benefit the Lombard Junior Women's Club Philanthropic Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization.

The Lombard Ale Fest of summers past has returned in a new form. The Lombard Junior Women's Club, in partnership with Ravenswood Event Services, relaunched the festival under new branding as the Lombard Brew Fest in 2023. In its first year, more than 800 attendees enjoyed the flavors, diversity, and quality of beers produced in the Chicago area and Midwest, while raising funds to support the fund and the Lombard community.

Established in 1930, the Lombard Junior Women's Club supports programs, projects, and other organizations in and around Lombard through monetary and in-kind donations.

Their two signature programs include TLC Camp, a weeklong summer camp for kids with cancer and a sibling, and the Lilac Princess Program. It is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the largest nondenominational, nonpartisan women’s volunteer organizations in the world. Learn more about the club at or

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