You’re Invited! To our Annual Harvest Celebration 2017

Where can you find central Illinois’ finest chefs, most delicious food, and toe-tapping-ist live music all in one place? At Illinois Stewardship Alliance’s Annual Harvest Celebration, that’s where!

Join us for our 10th annual Harvest Celebration dinner on Sunday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m. at the picturesque Erin’s Pavilion (4965 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62703).

Celebrate the bounty of the harvest with us during this charity fundraising event. This year more than six of Central Illinois’ finest chefs are coming together for a magical evening to support local food and farming in Illinois. Including:

They’ll each be serving up one to two small plates made with fresh, seasonal ingredients from area farmers, and you get to try them all! In addition, Engrained Brewing Company will keep your taste buds tingling with a cash bar featuring seasonal specialty cocktails and local libations, while the sweet voices and acoustic stylings of Lowder and Manning will tickle your eardrums all night long. And if that’s not enough, both a live and silent auction featuring fantastic foodie prizes will keep the action rolling all throughout the evening.

To top it off, all proceeds will benefit Illinois Stewardship Alliance so that we can continue our work to build vibrant, resilient local food systems. Which means you can enjoy this amazing evening to the fullest and feel good knowing you are supporting happy animals, wholesome food, clean water, and healthy communities.

Last year, over 200 business and community leaders, farmers, and foodies attended, and we expect to sell out this year! Tickets will go fast, so get them while their hot!

Our 2017 annual Harvest Celebration Dinner is being held on Sunday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m. at the picturesque Erin’s Pavilion (4965 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62703).

Buy Tickets

$75 per ticket
$750 for a table of 10

LIVE AUCTION PACKAGES

Package 1: Customizable Party for up to 25 people at Jubilee Farms. Enjoy a Lunch or Dinner with the theme of your choosing provided by Denise Perry of Copper Pot Cooking Studio at the beautiful and peaceful 164 acre Jubilee Farms. The choice is yours: enjoy a Beer/Wine tasting, Mindfulness Retreat with Ashley Krstulovich of Aah Yoga, a family gathering, a staff retreat, or just good times with good friends! Have something else in mind? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do! With fabulous food in this stunning setting, you can’t go wrong! – Value: Up to $2500

Package 2: Weekend Getaway in Southern Illinois for Two. Enjoy 2 nights in the Pool House (https://www.carbondalepoolhouse.com) with a farm to table breakfast and a bottle of local wine (white or red, dry, semi-dry, or sweet to their preference for 2). Also, included is a $50 ExxonMobil Gift Card to cover your travel to and from.- Value $445

Package 3: Downtown Progressive Dinner: Grab your friends for a fabulous night on the town featuring local food and drinks at not one, but five amazing downtown dining establishments. Start with drinks at the funky new Hair of the Dog Bar/bership, then pop over to Tacology for appetizers and Long Nine Junction for salad. Just next door at Augie’s you’ll be served a lovely locally-sourced small plate entree, and finish the evening at Maldaner’s Restaurant with one of Chef Higgins’s well-loved desserts. 4 courses, 5 restaurants, and 1 entire evening of fun. Amount of People: 8-10Date: TBD by winner and business owners​ – Value: Est. $750

Package 4: Slow Food Tasting Tour with Slow Food Springfield: Sip and sample your way around Sangamon County with Slow Food Springfield. Slow Food Springfield re-introduces people to the joys of eating food that is grown locally and prepared thoughtfully. They help people understand where food comes from, who makes it and how it is made. Transportation will be provided and your Slow Food tour guides will lead you to five destinations where you will be able to taste and learn while having fun. Tentative stops include: American Harvest Eatery, Bunn Gourmet, Robert’s Seafood, Danenberger Family Vineyards and Faulkner’s Honeybees. Your group of 8-10 people will get to taste wine, mead and local artisanally produced foods with behind the scenes views on these tasty goodies from farm to table. Date: TBD by winners and host availability. Value: Est. $660

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS

We couldn’t do what we do without the help of awesome local businesses and individuals that care about wholesome food and family farms. It takes each and every one of us, working together, to create change. Thank you so much to those who are helping to lead the way!

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Want to do good AND get your name in front of a captive audience that cares about food, health, community, and environment? Become a sponsor of this exciting event. When you become a sponsor your company logo will be featured prominently in all event signage and in the program for the evening. We have a number of different sponsorship levels available which you can review below.

Harvester: $1,500 investment

  • Table of 10 at the Harvest Celebration
  • Business logo/individual name included prominently on event signage and listed prominently in the event program

Cultivator: $1,000 investment

  • 6 Tickets to the Harvest Celebration
  • Business logo/individual name included prominently on event signage and listed prominently in the event program

Steward: $500 investment

  • 4 tickets to the Harvest Celebration
  • Business logo/individual name on event signage and listed in the event program

Foodie: $250 investment

  • 2 tickets to the Harvest Celebration
  • Business logo/individual name on event signage and listed in the event program

Friend: $150 investment

  • 1 tickets to the Harvest Celebration
  • Business logo/individual name on event signage and listed in the event program

Become a Sponsor

For more information, or to complete sponsorship over the phone or by check, contact Erica Beeman, Office Manager, at erica@ilstewards.org or 217-528-1563. The deadline for sponsorship is Mondsay, September 11, 2017.

LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION

If sponsorship is not the right fit at this time, please consider donating an item to our live or silent auction. It’s a great way to showcase your products or services while contributing to a worthy cause. For more information about sponsorship and donating auction items please contact Illinois Stewardship Alliance’s office at 217-528-1563 or email erica@ilstewards.org.