2017 Uncork Urbana Wine Festival


Celebrating the diverse and delicious wines that the state of Illinois has to offer, Uncork Urbana Wine Festival is the chance for wine-lovers in the area to come together and enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun!

This year's festival will be held in the beautiful Meadowbrook Park so grab your lawn-chairs and blankets for an afternoon/evening of wine, live cooking demonstrations from some of C-U's finest chefs, amazing food trucks and a selection of live local music! 


festival details

  • 21+ - Admission is $15 in advance which includes 7 tasting tickets and a souvenir wine glass. No Refunds will be issued for any reason. No Exceptions.

  • 21+ - Admission is $15 at the door which includes 5 tasting tickets and a souvenir wine glass. (CASH ONLY) No Refunds will be issued for any reason. No Exceptions.

  • Ages 20 - 6 - Admission is $5 at the door. No Refunds  will be issued for any reason. No Exceptions.

  • Children 5 and under - Admission is Free.

  • You must pay admission in order to enter the festival.

  • Additional tasting tickets will be available at the festival for $1 per ticket.

  • You must be 21 or older and show a valid state or federal picture id in order to drink at the festival.

  • No outside coolers, food, or alcohol will be permitted in the festival. 

The cutoff date for online registration is June 8th @ 5:00 p.m.


Participating Wineries

Additional Wineries Coming Soon!


live entertainment 


participating Food Trucks

Additional Food Vendors Coming Soon!


mARKET at the Square
Cooking Demonstrations 

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Chef Jordan Baldarotta’s deep appreciation for quality cuisine was developed at a young age helping his father with the secret family recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs. He was exposed to a variety of Sicilian foods that would fuel his life long passion for cooking. He is a self-taught chef that enjoys the volume of creativity cooking provides him.    

His Sicilian background has inspired many dishes that have been enjoyed by thousands. “Respect your ingredients”, is a quote that Baldarotta stands by when preparing a delicious meal.

LIVE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS:

3:00PM - Strawberry Bruschetta
4:30PM - Orzo Pasta Salad
6:00PM - Chorizo Tacos
 


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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers will receive free entry to the Uncork Urbana Wine Festival, a commemorative wine glass, 7 tasting tickets, and a t-shirt.  

Friday, June 9th

Set Up Crew:
8:00AM-12:00PM (
6 spots available)
Assist in setting up barricades, placing signage, tables and chair pick up, etc. 

Saturday, June 10th

Vendor Assistance:
FULL
Assist vendors by loading and unloading their products to and from their car, drive designated golf cart

Set Up Crew:
FULL
Assist vendors by providing tables, chairs, ice, etc.

Stage Hand:
9:00PM-12:00AM (3 spots per time slot)

Assist stage crew in the set up and tear down of the stage - Must be able to lift 40 pounds. 

Ticket Booth:
9:00PM-12:00AM* (2 spots per time slot)

Collect money, check ID's, wristband, distribute glasses and tickets to patrons.

Food Truck Check Point:
9:00PM-12:00AM* (1 spots per time slot)

Verify that patrons are not taking open containers out of festival grounds and navigating patrons to the entrance.

Wristband Check Point:
9:00PM-12:00AM* (1 spot per time slot)

Verify all patrons either have a stamp or wristband before entering the wine area.

Best Cellar Table:
FULL
Supervise "Best Cellar" prize table.

$1 Ticket Station:
9:00PM-12:00AM* (1 spot per time slot)

Collect money and provide extra tickets to patrons. 

Ice Delivery:
9:00PM-12:00AM* (1 spot per time slot)

Deliver ice to vendors as needed. 

Monday, June 12th

Tear Down Crew:
8:00AM-12:00PM (
6 spots available)
Assist in setting up barricades, placing signage, tables and chair pick up, etc. 

*The 9:00PM-12:00AM shifts will require clean up duties as well.


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