Let's be frank.

August 10-12, 2018 

Stockton & LaSalle Drive

Chicago Hot Dog Fest hits the core of our food-loving city’s love affair with the ubiquitous encased meat—the hot dog. 

Held just steps from, and benefiting, the Chicago History Museum, it has all the ingredients of an exceptional summer event.

So, just how does this work?

Food and drink are available for purchase using Dog Dollars. Purchase Hot Dog Dollars in advance and save up to 20%! 

What does it cost to get in?
There is a $5 suggested donation and a $20 suggested family donation at the entrance.

What is a dog dollar? 

Treat Dog Dollars as you would normal currency, $20USD = $20 Dog Dollars. Hot dogs range in price from $4 - $8 dog dollars. 


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 both gates are wheelchair accessible. If you have any inquires, please contact Visitor Services at 312-642-4600 or [email protected]

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vendor or sponsor? 

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Thank you to our  2017 sponsors!

Lead Sponsor