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What is the North Shore Wine, Beer & Cigar Festival?

The North Shore Wine, Beer & Cigar Festival is Lake County’s charity-orientated tasting festival.  The Festival offers tastings from breweries and wineries, and cigar samplings through our partnership with Main Street Social and Neumann’s Cigars & More. Hosted by the Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club, the profits of the North Shore Wine, Beer & Cigar Festival are distributed to over forty charities in Libertyville and Lake County.  In addition, funds are used to support local and international Club sponsored projects and for vocational and academic scholarships for graduating Libertyville High School Students.

Please refer to our website, for details relating to the charities supported


Saturday August 24th, 2019.


The festival will be held on Church Street between Milwaukee Avenue and Brainerd Avenue in Downtown Libertyville (same as last year). The location is across from the Cook Park on Church Street.  Entrance to the event is only through Cook Park on the north side of the street. 


Parking is spread throughout Libertyville. The best options will be the parking garage off of Brainerd or the parking garage off of Lake Street. You can also find parking at the train station parking lot or parking on the street. If you are parking on side streets please be a good neighbor so we get invited back next year!  Refer to directions page for more information.

Train Service?

The nearest train stations are the Libertyville (Milwaukee North) and Lake Bluff (Union-Pacific North).  The Libertyville train station is located in downtown Libertyville and is within 3 minute walk to the festival.


Of course!  There will be a selection of delicious food to taste from local area restaurants.  Food, Water & Non Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from these vendors throughout the Festival.   Tickets do not include the purchase of food because of the variety of our vendors, and their pricing.  Food is available for purchase throughout the event from vendors.  


Tickets can be purchased at the event.

How many samples are included?

Each admission ticket includes 10 sampling tickets which can be used for either wine or beer. Sample sizes will be approximatley 1.0-1.5 ounce for wine and 3.0-3.5 ounces for beer.

What if I want more than 10 samples?

Additional sampling tickets can be purchased at the festival for the price of $10 for 10 additional sample tickets

Rinse Stations?

Yes, the Festival will have rinse stations.

Children or Pets?

Children are allowed on the Festival grounds.  This is an adult event, so use best judgement.  Pets, unfortunately, are not permitted.


The festival grounds are fully handicap accessible, including restroom facilities.


Designated Drivers?

The North Shore Wine, Beer & Cigar Festival and Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club encourage responsible drinking.  Designated drivers are allowed admission for free and receive a special wrist band indicating no alcohol should be served.   Taxis are available if called, and Uber is available in Libertyville.


Rain or shine, the North Shore Wine, Beer & Cigar Festival will be held on the scheduled date.  The VIP area will be in the Civic Centre and the general admission area is housed under a large tent which permits the event to go on through rain.  Only In the event of severe weather will the event be cancelled.  Notification will be made through our website.

Will the Event Sell Out?

Although we do no anticipate a sell out, we recommend that you purchase your tickets as soon as possible in order to guarantee admission and take advantage of the pre-event ticket purchase discounts.  If the event does sell out, we will immediately update our website.

Where do I buy tickets?

Presale promotional tickets are no longer available.  Please come to the event to purchase a ticket.

The easiest way to purchase event tickets is through this website using a Paypal account or a credit card (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover) by clicking here. 

You will receive an email confirming your purchase.  The credit card will reference "Paypal *SUN ROTARY" on your statement.

Can I purchase tickets without a credit card?

We encourage purchase by cash or check in order to avoid credit card fees and distribute the most funds to our charities.  To order tickets by cash or check, please compete the ticket order form downloadable on the Buy Ticket page. 

Tickets will not be mailed.  You will receive an email confirming your purchase after receipt of your payment.

Where else can I buy tickets?

Ticket orders can be made through any Sunrise Rotary member, at Main Street Social Restaurant, and at Cigars & More.

Will Pre-Event purchased Tickets be emailed or snail mailed to me?

All ticketing through this site is electronic.  You will NOT receive any hard copy ticket.  The email you receive confirming your ticket purchase is your receipt and confirmation.  When checking in, please provide the name the tickets were purchased under

How do I buy raffle tickets, and how does that work?

Raffle tickets are additional funds raised for our charities, and five cash prizes are awarded to five lucky winners 1-$5,000, 1-$1,000 & 3-$500.  

Tickets are available at all the same places as admission tickets.  One for $20 or 6 for $100.  A raffle stub will be completed for all purchasers and become part of the drawing.  Drawing for winners will take place between 6:30-7:00pm on event day.  Winner need not be present to win.

How Do I Get In?

If you have purchased your tickets in advance, you will be asked at the gate for your name.  Please understand that at the beginning of each session, there will be a number of people attempting to enter at one time.  Please be courteous to others and allow time for check in, receiving a wrist band, and collecting your glass and taste tickets.  In addition, please bring a valid photo ID to verify age.

Are Tickets Available at the Door?

If the event is not sold out, tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event, but pre-sale discounts will not apply.  

How many sampling tickets are included with admission?

10 samples are included with each admission. These can be used for either wine or beer samples.

What is the size of a sample?

Wine samples will be approximately 1.0-1.5 ounces and beer is 3-3.5 ounces.

What if I want more than 10 samples?

Additional sampling tickets can be purchased 10 for $10.

Tickets Refundable?

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.  While we hope to see you all on the day of the event, unused ticket profits are guaranteed to our charities.  At least you are supporting a good cause.

Tickets Transferable?

Tickets are non-transferable.  Ticket sales are guaranteed to support our charities.