What? It's been five awesome years already? Come party with us!

Fri July 26th & Sat July 27th

Fibs Logo

Eating,  Drinking,  and Jammin’ at
260 Howard Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Fibs Brewing is turning five! Come celebrate at our TWO DAY LIVE MUSIC bash!
Plus, it's the ONLY time this year to drink our Watermelon Juggling Ranchero Ale.

(Pssst… It tastes exactly like drinking a watermelon Jolly Rancher! Don’t miss it!)

Rain ... we've got you covered!
Sun ... we've got you covered!

Come party under the BIG TOP

LIVE MUSIC ... two days of bands!

Friday July 26th

party starts at noon

Only $5 cover!

The Frantastic Sound System

Friday 8:30

The Frantastic Sound System, a creole-infused, Chicago-based boogie unit that serves up the zydeco, roots and Americana to get you movin’ and keep you groovin’.

Louisiana Purchase music… if you will.

Super Rad

Friday 6:30

Super Rad, Chicago’s most entertaining ska tribute band, captivating audiences with their high-energy performances and infectious enthusiasm.

Blending spirited horn sections, upbeat rhythms, and catchy melodies that transport listeners back to the golden era of ska music.

With their sharp suits, synchronized skanking, and irresistible stage presence, Super Rad delivers an electrifying show that keeps fans dancing from the first note to the last.

LIVE MUSIC ... two days of bands!

Saturday July 27th

party starts at noon

Only $5 cover!

Mock Star

Saturday 8:30

Back by popular demand! Mock Star puts on the ultimate 80’s arena rock concert!   Playing all the hits from 80’s Arena Rock bands like Poison, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Warrant, Journey and many more.    

Catering to the fans in the audience and playing the music with the respect it deserves!  

You want lights…check,  you want smoke machines…check, you want pyro…check — if you remember what it was like to be at a kick ass rock show back in the 80’s – that’s what you’ll get from Mock Star.

Mackenzie O'Brien and Band

Saturday 6:00

The Mackenzie O’Brien Band has defied odds by quickly becoming Chicagoland’s #1 young country band.

Get ready for an awesome mix of covers and originals that blur the lines between country and kick ass rock ‘n roll. These guys are total professionals, and damn do they bring it.

In 2019 Mackenzie won a songwriting contest sponsored by Merf Music Nashville which put her path on a new trajectory. Chicago’s New Country Queen has arrived.  Don’t miss it!


Saturday 4:00

Hinge has been rocking Chicago and the burbs for the better part of 15 years! A true melting pot of musicians, they jam your favorite pop, a bit of modern country, and classic rock from the 70s and 80s.

You’ll know every song they play within the first five seconds.  Cranking out good time, day drinking party music… Aerosmith, Journey, Triumph, and Foreigner just to name a few.  Don’t worry, you’ll be shaking your booty!


Saturday 2:30

Live from Chicago – your band for stripped-down, no bullshit rock and roll. A little groove, a little noise, and a lot of volume gets you a solid, hook-filled sound.

A long catalog of original music, running the gamut of rock sub-genres. And live shows with plenty of unexpected covers sprinkled in for your enjoyment.

Aidan Muse

Saturday 12:30

Aidan Muse is a 12 year old award winning banjo player and performer that will literally blow your mind.  You don’t want to miss this kicking off a music filled Saturday!

1st place titles in many Bluegrass Festival Banjo Competitions.

Aidan is a member of Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Stars, and was selected to perform at the 2023 IBMA World of Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC.

Aidan recently released his debut single, “Farmer” – It is available now on all streaming services!

juggler release

Watermelon Juggling Ranchero

Rare Beer Release

only available at this event, and it always sells out fast!

YES… it tastes EXACTLY like a watermelon Jolly Rancher *. DUH.  So good, so refreshing.  Don’t miss it! We only release this beer ONCE a year at our anniversary party, and this is it.  Come celebrate with us on two days of live music, food, fun, and of course, this delicious craft beer.  Once it’s gone… it’s gone.

*Use of the words Jolly Rancher does not imply or suggest sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation by the marks owner The Hershey Corporation.

No Tickets Needed!

only $5 cover at the Door

Cover charge is good for one day only, but does include in and out ​privileges. Come and go as you please.

Since we’re not selling tickets, please help us know how many are coming by selecting “INTERESTED” on our Facebook event!

Thanks, you rock!

merch t shirts

These T-shirts and other cool merch available at the fest!

Tasty Festival Grub

street tacos

Street Tacos

Chicago Dog

Classic Chicago Dogs

Funnel Cakes


Tasty Fresh Grilled Smashburgers

guiseppes pizza

Hot Fresh Pizza


French Fries

Plus a bunch more nibblers and stuff!

Over 20 Craft Vendors & Artists

Witchy, horror, quirky themed items
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The Pretzel Place
Chocolate covered pretzels of all shapes and sizes.
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Hahn Nguyen - Live Art
Hanh will be doing a LIVE PAINTING at the event. Stop by and check her out!
See Her Art
Leaf Escape
Stickers, prints, original artwork, graphic tees, gemstone key chains, clay pieces and more
More Info
Becstas Creations
Custom tumblers and doormats to hair scrunchies, stickers, croc charms, keychains, apparel, and beyond
More Info
Pipe Lites
Hand-crafted iron pipe desk lamps and more
More Info
Eva’s Bead Design
Beaded gemstone bracelets/keychains
Common Ground Community Rescue Network
Community. Advocacy. Rescue. Education. Get Involved.
Rescue a Pet
Gindo’s Spice of Life
Handcrafted hot sauces, hot honey & spice blends
Rescue a Pet
Sue's Creations
Handmade dog scarfs, purses, and more... woof woof
More Info
The Vibe Sanctuary
Polymer clay earrings, totes, hats, and more
More Info
Lemah Creek Naturals
Calming, Uplifting, Revitalizing CBD Oil Premium CBD OIL Crafted From Nature.
More Info
Valencia Novena’s Tarot Card Reading
Unlock the magic that awaits you through Tarot’s guidance
More Info
Steel Art Creations
Amazing metal art. It's what happens when an engineer and medieval armorer makes metal art.
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The Bottle Studio
Decorative glass and 3D printed bottles that light up.
More Info
Made By Yazzy
Handmade inspired jewelry that will look amazing on you!
More Info
Jeanine Bakes 4 You
Macarons for all occasions
More Info
Handmade by Hannah
Laser engraved, cut creating earrings, notebooks, ornaments, coasters, magnets
More Info
Wreaths by Judy
Wreaths, door signs, sun catchers, dream catchers, kitchen towels, key chains, cutting boards, and more
More Info
Uniquely Q
Custom decorated stainless steel tumblers, water bottles, keychains, essential oil car scent diffusers, etc
Heidi's Krafts
dog/cat bandanas, toys and treats. Also tote bags, socks, sunglass cases, tortilla warmers, salt shakers and much more
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Coco's Lip Gloss & More
Lip Gloss and all kinds of other cool odds and ends...
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Lining up even more cool vendors as we speak!

Where the hell is it?

Fibs Brewing Company
260 Howard Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 227-9790

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Online Beer To-Go & Merch –

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Find out about all our beer releases, barrel aging projects, live music events, and other really cool stuff!

FibFest Over The Years...

FibFest FAQs

Still didn’t find your answer here? Please email us at Thanks.

FibFest will be held in the brewery parking lot.  We are located at 260 Howard Avenue, Des Plaines, IL  60018.

Friday July 26th, the gates open at 3pm.  The brewery (and party) opens at noon, but everyone hanging around after 3pm will be required to pay the measly $5 cover. Yikes!  

Saturday July 27th, the gates and party both open at noon.

CRAFT VENDORS will be open and selling from 4pm – 8pm on Friday, and noon – 8pm on Saturday.

We’re doing it up right this year with a big ass tent!  There will be plenty of room to dunk under and escape the shower.  Hell, even if it’s too hot and sunny… duck under and get a little shade.  Bands will all be under the tent, so the party will just rock on!

CRAFT VENDORS will be open and selling from 4pm – 8pm on Friday and noon – 8pm on Saturday.  

The brewery tap room is open at noon on Friday and Saturday. 

FibFest officially opens at 3pm on Friday and noon on Saturday.

Um… No.  Please refrain from bringing alcohol to the fest.  I know times are tight, but please… if you want this fest to continue, leave the flask at home.  It takes a ton of money to put on a shin dig like this, and we really appreciate your support.

We have a great selection of craft beer, wine, spirts, craft cocktails, soft drinks, lemonade… basically anything your heart desires.  Thanks again for your support!

260 Howard Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018.

We do encourage Uber / Lyft, etc.  For many reasons… safety, limited parking, etc.  Plus, we’ve had a couple parking snafus in past years, so this year we’ll have additional staff at the gate to guide your parking to non-tow areas.

Unfortunately, no.  No furry friends allowed on event dates.  We all love them and just want to keep them safe.  Please re-read this.  We always have a few people show up with their fuzzy friends.  PLEASE DONT!

Absolutely.  In fact, we strongly encourage it.  We want you to be comfy, and… um, we don’t have enough chairs.

All parking is FREE. We have SOME parking in our lot, and there is some street parking.  MOST of our neighboring businesses are letting us park in their lots as well. There will posted signage on where you can and cannot park.  We have staff at the front entrance that can guide you as well.  

That being said, Uber and Lyft are great options, or even dusting off the ol’ two wheeler?

Heck yes.  We don’t have a ton for them to do, so that’s on you, but my kids will be there.  Kids 12 and under are free.

Yes.  Upon entry we will check IDs and issue your wristband.  Once you have your wristband on, you are free to come and go throughout the day (same day only).  Of course it goes without saying, don’t lose your wristband or you’re screwed.  Just kidding.  We’ll do our best to get you back in, we just like saying, “You’re screwed.”  

No tickets needed this year… cover charge is only $5 each day. 

  • No illegal drugs or fireworks!
  • No weapons
  • No outside food or alcohol
  • No bad attitudes
  • No unauthorized vending
  • No underaged drinking.  IDs will be checked & 21+ wristbands will be issued
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  • No glass containers
  • Fibs Brewing reserves the right to remove anyone for any reason.
  • No shoes on the couch