4:30PM | Polkaholics
Friday | 6:30PM
2:15PM | The Astronomer
Saturday | 7:00PM
11:30AM | Wiggleworms with Lisa Joy DeRosia
Sunday | 5:30PM
2:45PM | Frozen Ground Band
1:00PM | Hurricane Reggae Band
Prince Tribute by
Robert Cornelius & Friends
Meat the Bands
11:00AM | Laura Doherty & the Heartbeats
3:00PM | Four Star Brass Band
3:45PM | Funkadesi
4:45PM | Yoko & the Oh No's
11:00AM | School of Rock Highwood
6:00PM | Prince Produced Music via DJ Numinous Radio
1:15PM | Crimson Octopus Society
12:30PM | ShooBooty
Countdown to the
2017 Chicago Hot Dog Fest
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!
So, just how does this work?
Flashy Hot Dogs
Frannie's Beef & Catering
Theory Sports Lounge
Meat the Vendors
Big Bob & Fritzy's
Byron's Hot Dogs
Chicago's Dog House
Dog House Grill
Taco in a Bag
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.
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.
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] If you have any questions at the festival, please visit the Chicago History Museum tent located by the South Gate.
12:00 PM | What's in My Frank: A Discussion of Common Hot Dog Myths?
Dr. Jeff Sindelar
1:00 PM | The Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame
2:00 PM | In Defense of Ketchup
3:00 PM | The Hot Dog Stand: Yellow Signs & Red-White-and-Blue Values
4:00 PM | The Chicago Hot Dog: An Urban Icon
5:00 PM | The End of the Cubbie Blues: What Happens to Lovable Losers When They Win?
On the Speaker's Stage
1:00 PM | A Four Star Flag
2:00 PM | Dogs, Diamonds, Wieners & Losers: Baseball in Chicago
3:00 PM | A Trip through the 1893 Chicago World's Fair
4:00 PM | Stockyard Saga: When Chicago Ruled the Meatpacking Industry
5:00 PM | BBQ Dressing: Fashion's Move to the Backyard
1:00 PM | The History of Lincoln Park
2:00 PM | The Chicago Hot Dog: An Urban Icon
3:00 PM | Savor the Flavor: Chicago Hot Dog Inspired Brew
4:00 PM | Hot Dog Facts Figures and Folklore
Use code MEMHDF17 to save $10 off any level of membership, and receive $5 FREE Dog Dollars when you check in at the fest!
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