Pretzel City Winefest

May 19, 2018 12:00 pm

Downtown, Freeport

The Pretzel City Winefest is a craft wine tasting in downtown Freeport, Illinois. It will take place inside select businesses on Saturday, May 19 from noon to 4 p.m. (VIP starts at 11 a.m.) Each business will have a winery (or two) set up with 1 oz tastings for you to try. The event kicks off at Hilldale, 30 W. Stephenson St. and includes 15 stops with over 40 flavors of wine to sample.

Participants can purchase a general admission pass which includes 10 tastings and a souvenir glass for $15. There will be a limited number of VIP passes also available which include: a one hour head start, 15 tastings, a cork key chain, access to a VIP lounge, a t-shirt, and a souvenir glass for $45. Additional tastings can be purchased for $5.

This is a fundraiser for Freeport Downtown Development Foundation with three goals. To support downtown Freeport revitalization, bring people to downtown Freeport and to promote local and unique wine.

Pre-sale tickets will only be sold online. Day of tickets are $25 for general admission.

This event is made possible by our sponsor, Midwest Community Bank. To become a sponsor, contact us at or call 815-232-9000 by March 1, 2018.

Purchase tickets here.