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Local Business

September event puts Illinois distilleries in the spotlight

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While there are wine and craft beer festivals aplenty in the Oswego area, events promoting cocktail culture has been lacking.

But a collaboration between the Oswego Area Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Craft Distillery Association is helping to change that.

For the second year, they are partnering to host Spirits on the Farm, set for 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Dickson-Murst Farm, 2550 Dickson Road, in Montgomery.

During the event, attendees will be able to taste spirits from 10 Illinois distilleries, Oswego Brewing Company and more. Family-friendly festivities will also include food trucks, artisan wares and live music from Jeff LaMarre and Jason Hubbard.

“We are very excited to again do this event and plan to make it an annual event,” said Oswego Chamber of Commerce Director Angie Hibben. “It gives us the chance to meet some really cool people, host a fun event, highlight some chamber member businesses and raise money for the Chamber and the Illinois Craft Distillery Association.”

Coordinators are also excited for Dickson-Murst Farm to serve as the backdrop for this year’s festivities.

“We moved to this location this year for several reasons: to have the ability to have the event on a Saturday, to highlight Dickson-Murst Farm which is a member of our chamber through the Conservation Foundation and is a hidden gem, and to be closer to Oswego,” Hibben said.

Tickets for Spirits on the Farm are $25 per person, and include five tasting tickets and a souvenir cocktail glass. Extra tasting tickets are $1 each and cocktails are $5. All guests tasting must be 21 years of age and older. Children get into Spirits on the Farm free.

For more information about the event, visit www.spiritsotf.com.

Oswego Chamber of Commerce : 73 W Van Buren Street : Oswego, IL 60543 : 630.554.3505 http://www.oswegochamber.org/