The Next LIVE Festival will be on JUNE 12, 2022 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. See You There - It Will Be Great To Come Together Again!


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.


Over the past 40 years many things have changed including our name, however, one constant has always been a fabulous art fair featuring numerous talented artists from all over the world. This year we are simplifying our sales procedures. Each artist will be responsible for their own sales. The customer will pay you, the artist, directly. We will no longer take a percentage of your sales! NO more receipt books, no more cashiers and no more needing to collect paid receipts before turning over your wonderful art, no more waiting to get paid! This year we will charge a flat fee of $275.00 per single space. (10’x10’ space). A double space (20’x20’) will be $500.00. Each space consists of ¼ of a 20’x20′ tent and 1 table.  We are very excited about this change and hope you will be too.

Please complete the art fair application and return it to the Art Fair Committee at For questions please feel free to contact Karen Schur at


For over 40 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.

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 a date to be announced. 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.