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City Made Fest 2015: Chicago craft beer

City Made is the City of Chicago’s ONLY local-only craft brew festival! There are so many incredibly talented brewers in this city – why look elsewhere? Not to mention the positive economic and environmental impacts of drinking locally! Ale Syndicate Andersonville more »


City Made Fest 2015: Meet our vendors!

We look forward to City Made Fest every year because it means that we get to shop the best of what Chicago has to offer! From clothing and home goods, to art and gourmet food – Chicago’s got it all more »


Announcing the 2015 City Made Fest band lineup!

We’re excited to announce the band schedule for this year’s City Made Fest – Andersonville’s celebration of all things made in Chicago! This is a great lineup of old and new favorites that crosses genres and offers something for everyone. Stay more »


It’s a Midsommarful Life: Why should I give $10 at the gate?

Today’s blog post about Midsommarfest, brought to you by Miss Andersonville 1965 (and her sidekick Fredrika), addresses the age-old question of gate donations: Does it really matter if you give a donation at the gate and what would happen if more »


Midsommarfest 2015 Local Food Vendors

Midsommarfest has always been a place where you can enjoy a great selection of food from Andersonville’s favorite restaurants: Calo’s pizza, Andie’s pitas and hummus, and Hamburger Mary’s mini burgers and fried mac n’ cheese. This year, we’re pleased to bring you more »


Shop local and get a free beer at Midsommarfest!

It may come as a surprise, but the street closures and crowds of Midsommarfest weekend can sometimes have a negative effect on sales for our local retailers and service businesses. With this in mind, we are once again offering a special incentive more »


Midsommarfest beer supports the neighborhood!

A portion of your beer purchase at the Community Beer Booths at Berwyn, Balmoral and Catalpa during Midsommarfest benefits community non-profits: Friends of Peirce Elementary, Friends of Swift Elementary, Friends of North Park Elementary, Friends of Andersonville, and the East Andersonville more »


#TBT to Andersonville 1965

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FREE Family fun at Midsommarfest!

Andersonville is home to families of all kinds – and we celebrate that at Midsommarfest with the Family Fun Area, sponsored by Alamo Shoes! Open from 11:00am-5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, the Family Fun Area is located in the Alamo Shoes parking more »


#TBT to 50 years of Midsommarfest

We’ve got a lot to celebrate this year, with the 50th anniversary of the naming of our neighborhood AND the 50th anniversary of Midsommarfest! In honor of Throwback Thursday, we’re going to take you on a visual tour of our more »