17th Annual CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights

Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • 2019-05-04
  • Saturday 8 am – 6 pm
Venue Local 130 Plumbers Union Hall
Address 1340 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Organizer CHIRP Radio 107.1FM
Event Email recordfair@chirpradio.org
ATM? Yes
Early Bird Entrance? Yes
It's the 17th year of the CHIRP Record Fair! Join us at Plumbers Hall to dig through thousands of crates of vinyl records, as well as DVDs, CDs, posters, and more. It's a music collector's paradise! We've got over 100 tables of vinyl this year - our biggest yet! And you can even get a sneak peek at the records we'll be slinging at the CHIRP records table, to prep for your early admission shopping!

In addition, our lower level will be filled with great food, beer, live music, and multiple Other Delights!

• Gear Showcase on the lower level!
• Live music from OVEF OW, The Jellies, Baby Money (solo), DPCD, Thair, and Charming Hokum (Bob Gerics & Megan Donahue)!
• Live music and comedy from Groovebox!
• DJ sets from Van Paugam, Miss Alex White, DJ Chuck Wren, & Metro Chicago founder Joe Shanahan!
• Beer from Half Acre! Cider from Eris! Mezzo Spritz canned cocktails from Virtue!
• Coffee from Metropolis!
• Activity area for kids of all ages!
• First 500 attendees get a free tote bag with download code for the CHIRP Record Fair Local Label Sampler!
• Bike valet available, courtesy of West Town Bikes!
• Early Admission ($25) begins at 8am and allows readmission all day long. General Admission ($8) begins at 10am.

The CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights is sponsored by Discogs!

The CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights is a benefit for CHIRP Radio. Listen online at chirpradio.org or at 107.1FM on the north side of Chicago!

This year's poster (available through advanced ticket purchase for a discount!) was created by CHIRP's own Annabelle Goldin-Mertdogan!


Will tickets be sold at the door?

Yes, though you should know - at-the-door sales are cash-only (ATMs on site), and the ticket lines are quite long in the morning. Buying an advanced ticket will let you beat the rush!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Nope! This is an all-ages event. However, we will be checking IDs for beer ticket sales and when said beer tickets are exchanged for drinks. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paying adult.

Are pets allowed?

No, no pets are allowed in Plumbers Hall.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Plumbers Hall has a large parking lot surrounding the building, with plenty of spaces. We will also have a bike valet available for cyclists - courtesy of West Town Bikes!

From the Eisenhower (I-290), take exit 28B toward Paulina/Ashland. Head north on Paulina, turn right onto Ogden Ave, then right again onto Washington Blvd - we'll be on the left.

From the Kennedy (I-90/I-94 north of the Loop), take exit 50A toward Ogden Ave. Turn right onto Ogden and head south. Turn left onto Washington Blvd - we'll be on the left.

From the Stevenson (I-55), take exit 290 for Damen. Keep left at the fork to head north on S Damen Ave. After about 2 miles, turn right onto W Ogden Ave, then turn right onto Washington Blvd - we'll be on the left.

From the Dan Ryan (I-90/I-94 south of the Loop), head north past I-55 and exit onto I-290. After a mile, take exit 28B toward Paulina/Ashland. Turn right to head north on Ashland, turn right onto Ogden Ave, then right again onto Washington Blvd - we'll be on the left.

We are also located near the Ashland station on the Green & Pink 'L' lines, as well as the #9, #X9, and #20 buses. We are just over a mile west of the Ogilvie and Union Metra stations, and a little less than two miles east of the Western Ave Metra MD-N, MD-W, and NCS line station.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We'll be able to check you in with your digital ticket on your mobile device, or with your name.

What is the refund policy?

All sales are final. If you cannot attend, a friend or family member may claim your ticket in your name on the day of the fair.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, as long as you can provide the name of the attendee that the ticket was purchased under.