Chicago's Bloody Mary Competition

FatCat Bloody Mary at Chicago's Bloody Mary Competition held at Park West on June 8, 2014. (Hilary Higgins/RedEye / June 8, 2014)

If you missed your chance to be one of the 700 attendees at Chicago's first bloody mary festival in June, you're in luck. 

Chicago's Bloody Mary Competition will return for a second installment on Sunday, Sept. 14, again at Park West in Lincoln Park. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. 

Audience members voted Uptown bar Fat Cat the winner of the first festival, which beat out the bloody marys from 14 other competitors including Longman & Eagle, Paramount Room, Headquarters Beercade and Three Aces. The second event will welcome new bars and restaurants and also seeks audience nominations via bloodymarychicago@gmail.com. 

Included in the $35 ticket price are 2-ounce samples of all the bloody marys, plus passed food and live music.