The Chicago-style hot dog is a quintessential part of Chicago’s storied history – celebrating its premier at the 1893 World’s Columbian Expedition 125 years ago. 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.
More than 30,000 people attend annually to relish the interesting twists and unique red hot recipes from more than a dozen vendors With more than 35,000 hot dogs served each year, there’s something on the menu for everyone.
While fans fill up on mouthwatering encased meats, cold beer and decadent desserts, a tasty lineup of local and touring bands will take the Main Stage to keep the party going. Hot dog and city historians will provide historic entertainment on the Speaker Stage, while family-friendly performances entertain kids throughout the weekend.
Held just steps from, and benefiting, the Chicago History Museum, it has all the ingredients of an exceptional summer event.
For more information, visit www.chicagohistory.org/chicagohotdogfest