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Chicago Food Truck Festival 2024

The city by Lake Michigan is obsessed with food trucks

Dates: July 20–21, 2024

Chicago Food Truck Festival
Chicago Food Truck Festival
Chicago Food Truck Festival
Chicago Food Truck Festival

Summer is the season of culinary events in Chicago, and the Food Trucks Festival is definitely one of the favorites for locals. The Festival is a family friendly weekend event with plenty of live music and entertainment along the finest mobile eateries taking place annually in the South Loop. About 50 trucks cater almost every cuisine imaginable on Earth, fit for any taste. The food truck lineup provides the biggest choice and diversity in The Windy City. In 2024, organizers add DJs, outdoor games, and an expanded wine and beer list.

The Chicago food truck scene seems to be thriving. Every year, there is a series of similar gatherings attracting people to try something new from the city's best roaming restaurants. A fall edition of the festival features about 20-30 trucks selling tasty food and drinks, accompanied by games and music to keep everyone entertained. The fall fest usually takes place at the LaBagh Woods, Chicago.


The entrance is free, but you need to register online for any day that you want to attend the festival. Alcohol beverages are available for purchase at the festival, and to avoid standing in lines, guests can also get tickets for beer ($8.00), wine ($12), and Margaritas ($12). Two Early Bird VIP Admissions + 2 Drink Tickets are available for $18. Guests need to be over 21 to purchase alcohol.

Seating, Parking, and More

Chicago Food Truck Festival has an outdoor seating area. However, attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for maximum comfort. Public restrooms are also available, so visitors can easily spend an entire day at the Chicago Food Truck Festival. Street parking is discouraged by the organizers. Attendees can get $15 in free UBER credit to get to the festival and $5 LYFT credit. Small pets are allowed, but consider the weather if you plan to bring your dog. The asphalt gets rather hot. In addition, food trucks are generating substantial heat as well.

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