August 10-12, 2018 

Stockton & LaSalle Drive

Let's be frank.

The Chicago-style hot dog is a quintessential part of Chicago’s storied history – celebrating its premiere at the 1893 World’s Fair 125 years ago. Another name synonymous with Chicago is celebrating the same anniversary, our lead sponsor, Vienna Beef. 

Now in its sixth year, the Chicago Hot Dog Fest has become one of the largest festivals in the world to honor the red hot.  

Take a bite out of Chicago history with our full line up of bands, historians, family activites and Vienna Beef hot dogs prepared in various regional and ethnic styles by the city’s top hot dog vendors. 


where can I find all this deliciousness?

The festival is held at Stockton and LaSalle Drive. Limited public parking is located one block north of the Museum at Stockton and LaSalle Street. 

Accessibility – The Chicago History Museum welcomes all visitors and we are committed to making the Chicago Hot Dog Festival accessible to everyone. Access to the park and entrance to gates are wheelchair accessible. If you have any inquires, please contact Visitor Services at 312-642-4600 or [email protected]

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