Uncork Illinois Wine Festival

Saturday June 16, from 1 to 9 p.m.

Uncork Illinois is on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 1-9PM

Wine aficionados will have a unique opportunity to sample over 150 wines from more than 15 local wineries at Downtown Oak Park’s seventh annual Uncork Illinois event.

Click here for photos.

Click here to view participating wineries.

“Tasting Access” Admission is $25 at entrance tents (cash only, while supplies last) or $20 Advance “Tasting Access” Admission tickets can be purchased online. “Tasting Access” includes a free souvenir glass and eight tastings tickets.

Advance “Tasting Access” Admission tickets are available online until noon on Wednesday, June 6th. Downtown Oak Park will mail Advance “Tasting Access” Admission tickets purchased online by Wednesday, June 6th to the address provided. Bring your ticket to entrance tents to be exchanged for your wine glass and eight tasting tickets.


Purchase $20 Early bird “Tasting Access” to Uncork Illinois on Saturday, June 16th

Online ticket sales have ended. You can purchase $20 Advance “Tasting Access” Admission tickets in person at the Oak Park Visitors Center (1010 Lake Street) or at the Thursday Night Out kiosk until Thursday, June 14th.


Also available at entrance tents:
– Additional tasting tickets – $1
– Full glass of wine tickets – $8
– Vineyards will also sell wines by the bottle – prices vary

Entrance Tents
Two entrance tents located at North Marion Street (Lake/Marion) and South Marion Street (North Blvd/Marion) will open at 1PM and continue until 8:30PM. You must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol – a driver’s license or state ID will be required at check-in.

Transportation
Participants are encouraged to use public transportation. (Metra and CTA Green Line are located at Marion Street and North Boulevard. A number of PACE buses pass through Oak Park.) Click here for more information.

Parking
Designated drivers are highly encouraged. Click here for village parking lot information.

Please Note
All ticket sales are final — no refunds.
Event will be held rain or shine.
Event organizers encourage all participants to drink responsibly.

Volunteer at Uncork Illinois
Sarah’s Inn is the non-profit beneficiary of proceeds from this year’s event.  Sarah’s Inn provides comprehensive services for families affected by domestic violence so that they get the support they need to find safety, rebuild their lives, and heal.

Sarah’s Inn will be supplying volunteers at Uncork Illinois throughout the day. All volunteers will receive a Sarah’s Inn t-shirt, and volunteers 21 and over will receive an Uncork Illinois wine glass and eight complimentary wine tasting tickets.  We welcome high school, college and adult volunteers. For questions about this volunteer opportunity or about Sarah’s Inn, contact Joanna Skubish, joannas@sarahsinn.org.

To sign up for a volunteer slot at Uncork Illinois on Saturday, June 16:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/naaRduX
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.

Entertainment Schedule

  Greg Dudzienski Duo 1 to 3:30pm
  Rose Colella Trio 4 to 6pm
  Sharel Cassity Trio 6:30 to 9pm