Sleepy Creek is a refuge for adults who want to experience wine and socialize with friends. We offer some free and paid entertainment and events. Most events are for 18 years old or older but some events may be "kid friendly". In general, most concerts and comedy shows are for adults and may contain adult themes and humor. Please see our FAQ for other questions and information.
Come out to Sleepy Creek for free music Sunday with The Matchsellers from 2-4. The Matchsellers are Warsaw, Indiana native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City, Missouri. They are deeply rooted in Bluegrass and the pair’s respective backgrounds in electric blues guitar and classical violin– as well as a penchant for the absurd– offers a refreshing point of view. Also a special pizza treat from Styx N Stones Wood Fired Pizza who will be creating artisan pizzas from noon to 5(ish)pm.
All that plus our Winey Mary Bar, beer, wine, music, food and specialty drinks for everyone to enjoy! Don't forget it's a Free Sunday music event.
Visit unique all the shops on the Little Country Tour during this weekend to register to win door prizes and enjoy refreshments and holiday specials. Start the Little Country Tour at any of the shops, get the flyer validated at each shop and provide your information for a grand prize. Shop local. Shop small. Shop Vermilion County! No purchase necessary.
2016 Shops include: The Crow's Nest, Floral 'n Flair with Pauline's Attic, Kickapoo Pottery, Ludwig Farmstead Creamery, Mammie's Antiques, Sleepy Creek Vineyards and Sugar Shack Antiques with KD Ranch.
Saturday, Nov 12 from 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Nov 13 from Noon - 4 PM
The Salt Fork River Art & Music Festival is held annually on the grounds of Sleepy Creek Vineyards the last weekend in September. The fair includes up to 50 artists (some demonstrating their craft), live music and entertainment, tasty food, and wine slushies. A fun, laid back, friendly, cool and entertaining venue, this event draws an eclectic crowd from nearby cities in both Illinois and Indiana. You’ll find great art from funky to traditional, a broad variety music (folk, bluegrass, Americana, and maybe a didgeridoo or two), and wine! Admission is free.
Saturday, September 24 (10am to 6pm)
Sunday, September 25 (11am to 4pm)
Cost: Free Ages: Any Other Info: www.saltforkriverartfest.com
Sleepy Creek is excited to welcome back Blessid Union of Souls! This is their fourth visit to sleepy Creek and this time we get the full band!
Just for the record, Blessid Union of Souls has thus far clocked in a number one smash, a trio of top tens, five top 20 tunes and seven to hit the top 40, spanning the diverse likes of the iconic ballad “I Believe,” the quirky and colorful “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me),” the acoustically framed “Light In Your Eyes,” plus romantic favorites like “I Wanna Be There” and “Let Me Be the One” (to name a mere handful)."
From meteoric rise on the radio throughout the 1990s, through the subsequent decade of thought-provoking songwriting and amassing an extremely dedicated fan base on tour, Blessid Union of Souls has become amongst the most beloved, meaningful and musically consistent acts of this generation.
Plans are underway for the 2nd Annual Cork & Pork Festival to be held on Saturday, July 23rd. Mark your calendars for this Fun event in Sainte Marie.
Including Sleepy Creek Vineyards, there will be 6+ wineries offering wine tastings. Of course, there will lots of delicious pork, including pulled pork, pork burgers, America's cut chop, pulled pork nachos etc. There will also be live bands performing throughout the day. Come and enjoy the day with family and friends.
The music of Victor & Penny will make you swing, jump, the dance to their antique pop. How to describe antique pop music? It's the stuff Bonnie and Clyde would have listened to...fast, bawdry, and pushing all limits.
The Kansas City duo consists of Erin McGrane (George Clooney's, "Up in the Air" and Alacartoona) on ukelele and Jeff Freling (Blue Man Group, Chicago) on jazz guitar. Both sing and swing with infectious charm.
Check them out at their website at www.victorandpenny.com. Often our shows sell out in advance so hurry to make your reservations! Individual seats are $12 each. There is a GROUP SPECIAL for six or more seats for a reduced rate of $10 per person, plus reserved seating. Group special must be purchased with a single transaction. Make Reservations Today! Recommended for 18 years old and older. Check out our FAQs.
Join us for a night of creativity, wine and paint!
Whimsy by Design will be helping you create a colorful decoration perfect for your front door, living room or wherever you need a splash of summer color. Better yet, it will be hand-painted & customized by you. No experience necessary!
Reservations are required so hurry to reserve your spot for $40, which includes the painting session, all supplies required to complete your project. Wine and other beverages will be available for purchase from Sleepy Creek. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks.
For more info and to reserve your spot, click HERE.
Sleepy Creek will be pouring our art - wine - at this fabulous local event. Expect a wonderful assortment of artist booths, two full days of continuous on-stage performances, a children's tent, and festival food all under the century old trees of historic Lincoln Park. For the full schedule and more information, see their website at http://www.artsintheparkdanville.org/schedule.html
Join us and several other IL wineries at the Uncork Urbana Wine festival. Enjoy the diverse and delicious wines that the state of Illinois has to offer. Illinois wine-lovers can enjoy an afternoon/evening of wine tasting, live music, and food.
Where: Main & Race Streets in downtown Urbana
When: Saturday, June 18, 1 - 9 pm
Admission: Includes 5 tasting tickets and a souvenir wine glass. You must be 21 or older and show a valid state or federal picture id in order to enter the festival.
- Online advance tickets : $15 (order online by June 16, 5 pm)
- Tickets at the door: $20
Additional tasting tickets will be available at the festival for $1 per ticket. Wine will also be available by the glass and bottle.
Don't miss the 6th Annual Ottawa 2 Rivers Wine Fest, June 10-12, in the heart of Starved Rock Country. It's the area's BEST summer festival.
Enjoy Illinois WINE and local Craft Beer, FRESH LOBSTER and LIVE JAZZ on the lawn. It happens where the 2 rivers meet in charming and historic downtown Ottawa, Illinois.
Festival hours are Friday, 5-10pm, Saturday, noon - 10pm, and Sunday, noon - 5pm.
Buy tickets on-line NOW for the BEST deal. Prices go up at the door!
We will again be at the BEST farmers' market in Illinois the first Saturday of every month starting now through Nov 5, 2016. Check us out in our new location on the northeast end of the parking lot at the Lincoln Square Mall. Also, new this year: Chef Demos with Wine Pairings! Our friends from Alto Vineyards will be there too! Food trucks and vendors, live music, fresh produce and other locally made products including our wine! Sample up to three wines and buy bottles for later. Additional date for us are: July 2, Aug 6, Sept 3 and maybe Oct 1.
Cost: Free Age: Any Other Info: http://urbanaillinois.us/market
Wine newbies and aficionados will have an opportunity to sample over 150 wines from more than 15 regional wineries, including Sleepy Creek Vineyards. Also enjoy locally-produced artisan foods at Downtown Oak Park’s annual Uncork Illinois event.
Advance tickets are $15 until May 20th or $20 at the gate while supplies last.
More information & purchase advance tickets available HERE starting April 1st.
Treat Mom to a relaxing day of live music, wine (we have beer too!) and pizza from the famous Dragon Fire Pizza food truck.
Dragon Fire Pizza will be here from Noonish - 5ish PM. In addition to the Winery Mary/Bloody Mary bar, we’ll have some other drinks specials too.
Enjoy regional wine, food and a great variety of vendors at the Vahling Vineyards' Springfest 2016. Besides wine samples, enjoy wine by the glass, live music and fun activities for the kids in a country setting. Rain or shine!
Advanced tickets available HERE now through April 28 for $12.50 or $15 at the gate for adults. Children ages 13 - 20 are $5. Under 13 years old are free.
More info about wineries, vendors and music schedule HERE.
From 2 - 4 PM this Sunday, April 17, you will have the pleasure of listening to some great music performed by Cole Rabencort, the lead singer of the band, The Fights. We call it alternative country or rock. We also call Cole and his band very talented! Cole's solo set will be held inside our tasting room. To learn more about The Fights and other places they perform, see their website. Oh, and did you know Cole works here at Sleepy Creek in the vineyard? Check out the Facbebook event and share!
The 7th Annual Brew & Vine is April 9th, 2016 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Sleepy Creek Vineyards will be there! It is the only indoor beer, wine, and food festival of its kind in the Chicagoland area! Expect live entertainment and over 65 vendors serving close to 200 different craft beers, wines and food.
Advanced tickets on sale now. Choose between General Admission or live it up with VIP tickets. For more info and tickets, click HERE. Check out the Facebook Event too.
We are proud to present Lillie Lemon and Erica Wobbles, an indie electro pop duo based in Monterey, California. Their instrumentation utilizes primarily synthesizers, with live vocal looping and processing. Songs are fueled by building crescendos and a unique hybrid of acoustic and electric sounds. Check out www.lillielemon.com for more information about their unique sounds.
Due to a schedule change, this event is FREE and reservations are not needed. The music will begin about 6 PM so come early and get a seat.
Music at Sleepy Creek is an intimate and listening experience inside our tasting room. Although this show is free, please be take conversations outside during the performance so everyone can enjoy the music. Bringing your own snacks is alway fine but please do not bring your own wine or other alcohol. In addition to wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks, cheese and crackers are available for purchase.
Ages: 18+ Other Info: Watch / Listen
The Illinois Wine Garden will once again be a featured attraction at the IL Products Expo. Around 20 Illinois wineries, including Sleepy Creek, will participate, selling wine samples and wine by the glass and the bottle. Over 70 Illinois companies will be providing food samples and selling their products too!
Hours: Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM Sunday 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
Admission is $5 per person to the Expo (additional fees to taste wine)
More info available at: https://www.agr.state.il.us/marketing/expo/
Mary Mack is a folk humorist of Comedy Central fame. She travels with a binder full of jokes and stories, and a mandolin at her side. One minute she'll tell you a joke about her family and growing up in Wisconsin, the next she'll sing a song about minnows.
Mary has performed in the Vancouver Comedy Fest, HBO's Andy Kaufman Awards, and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She voiced the character Dylan Beekler in the first season of Fox's animated television series Golan the Insatiable. She has also been on Marc Maron's WTF podcast.
Also performing will be comedian (and Mary's husband) Tim Harmston! He has performed on the David Letterman and Last Comic Standing. Harmston won a Rusty Nail award at the Aspen RooftopComedy Festival in 2008. He has appeared on NBC and Comedy Central. In 2011 he released his first album, "The Most Bees Ever," which was acquired by Stand Up! Records, and remastered, repackaged and re-released in 2014.
Watch & Listen to Mary Mack HERE talking about her parents...it's funny stuff.
To make reservations, click HERE or give us a call at 217-733-0330.
About Steve Poltz: A frequent performer on our state, Southern California’s Steve Poltz is one of the most beloved songwriters of his generation. His music--as both a solo artist and with cult legends The Rugburns--has enjoyed long stretches in the Billboard top ten, gobbled up acres of mainstream radio and appeared in scores of television shows, commercials and movies. He has collaborated with everyone from Jewel to Glenn Tillbrook to Mojo Nixon, and his legendary live show has earned him a ferocious global fan base that makes soccer hooligans seem coquettish and reserved.
About Grant-Lee Phillips: A new-comer to our stage, Phillips is a singer/songwrite who fits our laid-back vibe. His voice and guitar will give you a warm sense of peace on this winter's night. Take a listen to his new release.
Who knew macarons pair so well with wine? We'll have a special batch of macarons and cake pops lovingly crafted by our local Sugar by Sarah, with recommendations on pairing with our wine. Bring your sweeties for some sweets. While supplies last.
Open Friday, Feb 12 from 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, Feb 13 from 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, Feb 14 from Noon - 6 PM
You spend the holidays caring for everyone but yourself! Now that it's January, it's time to treat yourself to a great time.
During this event at Sleepy Creek, sample some wine and take advantage of $1 off glasses of beer and wine. Klips by Kai will be offering free facial waxing and braided hairdos, The Wright Soapery will have soap samples, Autumn Berry Inspired will be offering samples of their jam, and Sugar By Sarah will have her delicious sweets available for tasting! We'll be raffling off a Sleepy Creek gift basket, 2 tickets for 40 North's Untitled - A Late Night Fundraiser in February, and Virginia Theater tickets! There will be free popcorn. Other light snacks will be available for purchase.
Admission: RSVP Free Ages: 21 and older
Use our one of a kind tomato and jalapeno wine, Winey Mary, and all the standard fixings to make the best Bloody Mary around. Every Sunday from Noon - 6 PM. Once you taste a Winey Mary, you may never go back to using vodka. Large $8, small $4
Allerton Holiday Open House Weekend, with optional lunch (Dec 12, 13 & 14) and Holiday Dinner (only Dec 13)
The Allerton Mansion is a beautiful place to visit during Dec 12, 13 and 14. Sleepy Creek will be sampling, serving and selling our wines, gift baskets and more at their annual Open House. Visit the Solarium and start with fresh baked scones, hot tea, coffee, or cider. or wine. Your favorite holiday songs will be playing while you visit he displays of several local business in the gallery offering treasures for your holiday table or last minute gifts. will be made easy for you when you see all of the wonderful options. Don't forget to make your reservations for the holiday luncheon that will be served in the dining room with seating times at 11:30am or 1:30PM. Finally, before you leave, make a holiday memory with a horse and carriage ride around the park! The carriage holds up to 6 adults and the time slots will be 15 minutes or 30 minute. For more information about available seating times and dates, just call the Mansion at 217-333-3287.
Ticket prices for the Open House: $12.00 per person for entry to the Mansion which includes scones & hot beverage, station tours of the mansion and preview of the holiday displays.
Ticket price for the Open House INCLUDING the holiday Luncheon: $27.00 per person- call to make your reservation today!
EXCLUSIVE group Horse and Carriage Rides for up to 6 people: $50.00 for 15 minutes or $85.00 for 30 minutes. Non-Exclusive group Horse and Carriage Rides includes a carriage with 6 people: $10.00 per person for 15 minutes
On Saturday only, make reservations to attend the “Holiday Affair” four course dinner that begins at 7pm in the old carriage house. Ticket prices: $75.00 per person (Early purchase discount of $65.00 per ticket by November 15th)
Come celebrate "Prohibition Repeal Day" with Woody Pines!
Integrating sounds from Leadbelly to Bob Dylan and Woodie Guthrie to Preservation Hall, Woody Pines belts out songs of fast cars, pretty women and hard luck with a distinctive vintage twang with a bit of rock 'n roll. Their sound is complete with the upright bass, guitar, drums, harmonica and more. It's a fast-paced, swinging, high-energy show. We welcome back this modern ragtime bluesy group!
Listen/watch here: http://www.woodypines.com/
Charlie Parr finally returns to our stage at Sleepy Creek. Many people play roots music, but few modern musicians live those roots like Minnesota's Charlie Parr. Recording since the earliest days of the 21st century, Parr's heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don't strive for authenticity: They are authentic. As a boy, he was influenced by America's musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. As an adult, he looks and sounds like he is a founding father himself. His inspiration is drawn from the frozen soil of Minnesota where he grew up and still lives. Find out more about Charlie at: http://charlieparr.com/
The Freeky Creek Short Film Festival features shorts of a freaky, creepy or darkly funny nature. This festival was created by filmmakers who were sick of boring film festivals run by film snobs. Expect irreverence, naughtiness and fun. This quote from an attendee pretty much sums it up: "Brilliant and sincerely whacked! I have already marked it on the calendar for next year. Thanks for a truly freeky creeked night to remember!" Attendees are asked to vote on the films for several different categories. Winners get tricks or treats, along with audience members who dare to wear costumes. Purchase tickets online or call 217-733-0330. Film entries accepted until September 20, 2015. Click here for info on submitting films.
There are three showings:
Thursday, Oct 29 at 7:30 - approx. 10:30 PM
Friday, Oct 30 at 8:30 - approx. 11:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 31 at 8:30 - approx. 11:30 PM
Cost: $10 (reservations required) Age: 18+
Other Info: Treats given to those who wear costumes.
Got junk? Want some junk? Come sell and buy at our 1st annual Boot Sale. What's a "boot"? It the British word for a trunk of a vehicle. Sellers can sell all they want for a small fee of $5 each for any size of vehicle. Utilize your vehicle and/or bring your own tables, boxes, blankets...anything goes! To reserve a spot as a vendor, just email firstname.lastname@example.org. See our Facebook event for more info too.
Vendors setup between 8:30 - 9:30 AM FAQ for Vendors
Buyers welcome between 10 AM - 3 PM
Vintage Illinois is the largest wine festival held in Illinois, featuring wine tastings from over 25 Illinois wineries. The event is located in a flat grassy area at beautiful Matthiessen State Park in Utica, IL.
Guests who purchase advance online tickets save $5.00 per ticket. In addition, advance online ticket holders get to enter the festival 1/2 hour before general admission - to find their prime spot and set up tables and chairs. Order your tickets today! For more info, see the Vintage IL Facebook page and website.
Saturday, September 19, 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, September 20, Noon - 5 pm
Cost: $5 (DD) to $20. Order in advance and save! Purchase tickets online
Our signature "Fork in the Road" tasting trail! It all begins with a tour and tasting at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery, then proceeds to KD Wild Game Ranch (also Sugar Shack Antiques) and ends at Sleepy Creek Vineyards. You make your way to each farm using your own vehicle where you get to learn a lot of the animals and crops each farm raises. Prairie Fruits Farm is known for their award-winning goat cheese and other tasty treats! KD Wild Game Ranch raises bison, long-horn cattle and deer and sells their meat right on site. They also have a pet ZEBRA and a primitives antique shop. Sleepy Creek owners, Dawn and Joe, will walk you through the vineyard and then show you where the wines are made. The tour ends with a full-flight tasting of wines accompanied by generous platters of KD ranch cured meats and Prairie Fruits Farm cheeses.
To make reservations: http://prairiefruits.com/store/reserve-tasting-trails
Ages: 21 and older please (wine tasting is boring for those who are underage)
Sleepy Creek would like to welcome back singer and songwriter Clarence Bucaro! He has crafted an impressive canon of uplifting Americana, garnering comparisons to Jackson Browne and Van Morrison. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter built his career on a robust 300-shows-per-year schedule sharing stages with such diverse and established artists as Aaron Neville, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, North Mississippi Allstars, and Fountains of Wayne. Read more about Clarence at http://www.clarencebucaro.com