Sunday, June 7, 2020 • 11:00am to 6:00pm • St. Paul Woods, Cook County Forest Preserve • Suggested Donation $5


There are many ways to participate in the Festival and we welcome you to apply.  Applications for ARTISTS, PERFORMERS and KOSHER FOOD VENDORS must be received as soon as possible but no later than April 1.  Auditions for performers, juries for artists and acceptance will be held on a rolling basis.  Therefore, the earlier one submits their application the more likely the submission will be accepted.


The Festival has a long history of staging a large juried art fair with artists from all parts of the United States and around the world.  Festival participants look forward to the opportunity to spend money on quality art.

Entries to the Festival must be original works and can be produced in any media.  While we seek Jewish artists or Jewish content, we accept a broad artistic expression to offer to participants.  If you are an artist’s representative or distributor you must indicate so on your application.  The content of the art work must be consistent with the purpose and objectives of the Festival as set forth in its Rules for Participation.  The jury chooses artists based on concept, originality, Jewish content and quality of workmanship.  Artists must submit images to the jury consistent with the work to be exhibited on the day of the Festival and cannot include media or works by other artists not previously juried.  We discourage the sharing of art spaces since each space is 10 X 10.  The spaces are tented.

Please fill out the Artists Application; or contact us at 847-933-3000; or email us at to be part of the Festival Art Fair.


For over 30 years the Festival has been the longest continuously running Jewish festival in America and the largest Jewish event in the Chicagoland area.  We are seeking musicians and entertainers to fill performance time on our many stages. The Festival has been a sought after destination for performers from around the country, Israel and other international cities who are looking for outstanding venues with quality stages and sound.  The Festival Entertainment Committee will review your material and determine whether your performance would fit within the program on our 4 stages.  Based on your audio submission we might ask you to audition in person.  Be part of this great musical tradition and apply to perform at the next Festival.

All applications to perform on the Festival stages must be submitted by March 16, 2018.

ALSO, apply to be part of Jewish Chicago’s Got Talent  the second step in our audition process after completing our Performer Application below.   Jewish Chicago’s Got Talent will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018.   To apply please complete the Festival Performer’s Application below and add a note that you are interested in participating.  Although the winner of Jewish Chicago’s Got Talent is guaranteed a performance at the Festival, this event is also our final round of auditions and we often select additional performers for the Festival.

Please fill out the Performer Application; or contact us at 847-933-3000; or email us at to be part of the Festival.

Kosher Food Vendors:

Festival participants congregate in the Food Fair to experience Jewish foods to eat and cooking in the Food Demonstration Tent.  Our food vendors must be strictly Kosher restaurants and caterers and are invited to apply to participate in the Festival as vendors.

Please contact us at 847-933-3000; or email us at to be part of the Festival Food Fair or Food Demonstration Tent.