Jollof Festival '22 - CHICAGO

Sat Aug 20 2022 at 02:00 pm to 07:00 pm

The Promontory | Chicago

Jollof Festival
Publisher/HostJollof Festival
Jollof Festival '22 - CHICAGO
Jollof rice is a one-pot rice dish native to many countries in West Africa. Some consider it the predecessor to the cajun dish, jambalaya.
After Nigeria made a clean sweep of the Jollof Festivals in 2017, they haven't won the series since. Liberia won the Jollof Festival '18 series, Sierra Leone stepped up in 2019 to clinch the series, leaving the gates wide open for possibilities in 2022.
Since Ghana knocked Nigeria out of the "Jollof Derby" for the World Cup qualifiers last month, expectations are high for Ghana to win the Jollof Festival 2022 series.
Will Nigeria allow Ghana to knock them out of another major competition?
Will Liberia who are desperate to see a series win since their 2018 win make a 2022 comeback?
And for the first time in CHICAGO!
Who will win the Jollof Wars CHICAGO 2022?!
EAT your way through the best Jollof rice dishes CHICAGO has to offer at 1st annual Jollof Festival, CHICAGO.
We've challenged CHICAGO Jollof chefs and restaurants to come up with exciting takes on this classic comfort food.
Festival attendees will have an opportunity to cast an anonymous vote for the best-made Jollof during the event.
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Participating Countries:
- Nigeria
- Ghana
- Liberia
- Senegal
Your ticket gets you:
- Entry, and tasting to vote of you paid for tasting tickets.
- Drumming/ Dancing
- Art and painting
- Ankara Bazaar Station
- Let the Jollof Wars Begin
- Conversations (Food/Culture)
- African Prints/ Black owned shops
- Voting, Games, Photobooth fun
- Judges vote
- Winners
- Live beats from our DJs spinning African hits

*Prices subject to increase
*All tickets sold are final
*This event is rain or shine
*Schedule subject to delay
*All pictures, videos taken at this event are copyrighted by @Jollof Festival
*Participating performers, vendors, chefs and restaurants TBA

Has this event happened before? How did it go last year?
- Yes it has, it went really well.
Check out our Youtube Channel for recaps and highlights here:
Where can I join your community/movement?
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
- Yes, this is a family friendly or 21+ event depending on your city so please confirm unless stated otherwise.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
- [email protected]
Can I use my tasting tickets wherever I want?
- You will be given a tasting ticket to use per participating country
Can I buy food at the festival?
- Yes you can
Can I buy food at the festival in addition to my tasting tickets?
- Yes you can
How large are the tastings?
- Tastings will only be for Jollof dishes from the different countries, they wont be full meals.
Can I purchase food with a card?
- Cash might be better because not all vendors have swipe machines
What's the refund policy?
- All tickets sold are final
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
- No, you do not need to, kindly bring a copy of the ticket on your phone and we can scan you in
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
- Yes, you can transfer your ticket to someone, but they must have a copy of the ticket
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
- That's fine
*All health and safety protocols will be encouraged and observed per your city's requirements
* All attendees are encouraged to stay at home if they observe Covd related symptoms
*All pictures, videos taken at this event are copyrighted by @Jolloffestival
*Participating performers, vendors, chefs and restaurants TBA


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Promontory, 5311 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, United States


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