2019 Taste of Illinois Event Theme: State Fair,
held at the historic Eastern Market
We love DC, but we also love the taste of home.
Join us for our annual signature event of the season, the Taste of Illinois. Held annually at rotating venues throughout DC with historic Illinois-ties, Taste of Illinois celebrates Illinois' culinary sights and sounds. With a menu starting in our culinary capital, Chicago, and traversing down South to our Southern Illinois vineyards and restaurants, you're sure to find a new favorite dish. With the exciting sounds of the Radio King Orchestra - no evening is complete without a quick photo with your favorite Illinois President - we have 4! - or iconic landmark. The evening also includes the fantastic Illinois Beer and Wine Garden, sponsored by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild & Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Alliance.
All proceeds and sponsorships from Taste of Illinois directly fund the ILSS Scholarship Program. Since 2002 the ILSS scholarship program has provided over 500 scholarships to students interning with Illinois Congressional Offices in Washington, DC.
2019 TASTE of ILLINOIS
Presented by Illinois State Society of Washington, DC
and Illinois State Society Foundation
This popular event features -
Your favorite food from Illinois
Pizza, Hot dogs, Italian beef
Candy from Mars and Jelly Belly Candy Company
and more ...
Compliments of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild including breweries from each of the 18 Illinois Congressional Districts
Compliments of the Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Alliance
by Radio King Orchestra
by all the U.S. Presidents from Illinois
VIP RECEPTION: 5 - 6 pm
For Illinois Congressional Delegation,
Sponsors of the Taste of Illinois,
Corporate Members of Illinois State Society,
Friends of Illinois ticketholders
Detailed pricing below:
Young Professionals (under 35 years of age)
ILSS Members: $30
Join & Go: $45
(includes membership through 2020)
Individuals (35 years of age and older)
ILSS Members: $50
Join & Go: $80 (includes membership through 2020)
Friends of Illinois
Members & Guests: $100 (includes VIP Reception and membership through 2020)