What is Adobofest 2016?

Does your mouth water just thinking of adobo? Do you like it crispy? Maybe a bit more vinegary than your lola’s but with just the right amount of soy sauce? Is pork better than chicken, or just “different”?
Adobofest Site About Photo vid linkStarted in 2008 by the Filipino American Network (FAN, www.fan-chicago.org) in order to increase awareness and help raise funds for our partner charities, last year’s event was attended by 900+ adobo-curious, Fil-Am community embracing Chicagoland residents.  Our mission was simply to bring Filipino-Americans together, across all ages and generations, in a new and fun way that displays the dynamic and colorful culture of the Philippines. Adobofest (www.adobofest.org ) is a unique festival because it provides a way for performance groups to present their art to attendees.  It is also one-of-a-kind adobo-tasting competition that objectively enables “Chicago’s Best Adobo” to be selected both by impartial, blind taste judging and attendee’s popular vote.
Where is Adobofest this year?
Cost to get in?
Cost to taste and vote for Best Adobo?
This year we are indoors, Yeay!!!!
With our new partner Filipino Kitchen, we are featured at Kultura Festival!
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, 11 AM to 6 PM
Emporium Arcade – Logan Square, Chicago
2363 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago
(773) 360-8774 
Kultura Festival is $20 per person to get in and taste any of the other offerings, ‘Taste of Chicago for Tickets’ style.  Discounts apply, tickets online.  Please click the ‘Kultura Festival” logo on the left.
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Adobo Tasting Begins at 11 AM  – Adobo Judging begins at 2:30 PM
Once inside, Adobofest ticket booth, it is $10 per ballot to taste and vote on all of the Adobofest contestants. Get your ballot early before our competitor’s samples run out!
Click the map for directions and the The Emporium Website.
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Do you want to compete?

Due to space and the new location this year, we are limited to 12 contestants this year. First to sign up get in! Tell your friends and family…click above, left  at “I want to Enter my Adobo”

Contestants simply bring a large tray or pot of home made Adobo. Rules and guidelines are above.   In exchange, all competing contestants will receive a $25 gift card to Target and other sponsor gifts.

No Entry Fee!! Click here http://fan-chicago.org/adobofest-2016-contestant-sign-up/ with your name and your dish’s name( i.e., Lolo’s Luzon Style). We are limited to 12 entries. Bring as much as you want to get “People’s Choice” votes and  the blind tasting for the judges to select this year’s “Chicago’s Best Tasting Adobo”.  Both titles earn trophies and year-long bragging rights!

Do you want to eat and pick a winner?

A $10 donation gets you a sample of each contestant’s adobo, rice and a chance to vote for your “People’s Choice” winner and ‘Best Tasting Adobo’ finalists! Donate more, taste more, vote more,..until we run out!

Will there be any other Fun Filipino Inspired Food?

Yes! Kultura Festival will have 20 different chefs offering original plates as well!  There will be lots of choices!

Please keep tabs on our website, www.fan-chicago.org Also look for updates on our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Meetup pages!

Are you interested in sponsorship or underwriting this nationally / locally unique event?

If you would like to have a booth, or get top billing for your sponsorship, please click here or the sponsorship packet below and call or email Edgar with questions at Edgar@fan-chicago.org for details.

adobofest-sponsorship-front-pageWhere do your donations and sponsorships go?

Because we are a 501c (3) organization, all of your donations are tax deductible. All funds go towards supporting this event and all of our annual, cultural-education, community building programs, such as the Chicago Filipino American Film Festival, Senior Gift Basket Drive, Celebrate Philippines at the Thompson center and promoting and assisting our charity partners, such as the Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC, www.fachic.net), Pilipino American Senior Services (PASS) and Filipinos in Alliance at University of Illinois at Chicago (FIA UIC). Email us at edgar@fan-chicago.org or call Edgar at 773-236-2614 for questions.

Finally…

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Adobofest is open to anyone who wants to attend! I recommend you buy tickets early since Kultura Festival sold out last year. Once you are in, it is $10 to taste the Adobo!

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD and INVITE PEOPLE YOU LIKE!!