Chicago History Museum Hot Dog Fest

Price — $25.00 – $100.00

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. 

Can I purchase dog dollars at the festival? 

Of course, but the discount is only available before the fest begins. Relish these savings and stock up today! 


Meat the Vendors

Big Bob & Fritzy's

Byron's Hot Dogs

Chicago's Dog House

Dog House Grill

Downtown Dogs


Flashy Hot Dogs

Frannie's Beef & Catering

Theory Sports Lounge


Smilin' Dawgs

Taco in a Bag




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

The festival is easily accessed via CTA bus routes 22, 36, 73, 72, 151 and 156. Visit the CTA website for public transportation information and directions using 1701 N. Stockton Drive, 60614 as your destination. 



Chicago History Museum Hot Dog Fest

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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