Please check the frequently asked questions below before contacting us with your questions.  Still have a question? Contact us here.


Is there an admission price?

Answer: No. Chicago Food Truck Fest is now free to the general public with a free general admission ticket. General and VIP admission cost does not include food tickets. Food vendors will sell food at an additional cost.  Admission includes access to food trucks, entertainment and live music.  


What does VIP tickets include?

1hr early entrance 11am; or early admission and 2 beer tickets depending on the VIP ticket purchased.​


Is there and age requirement?

Answer: No.  All ages are welcomed as this is a family event designed for everyone to experience and share. In fact, children will have a play lot!​


Are pets allowed?

No.  Sorry pets are not allowed.  But you are more than welcome to bring a bear of an appetite​!


Can I bring in outside food, beverages and alcohol?

Answer: No. Unfortunately outside food, beverages or alcohol is not allowed inside the event. Our goal is to have a diversity of food trucks and beverages onsite to match your tastes.  


Will food trucks provide samples of there food?

Yes, food trucks will offer regular size and smaller portions.  



Please submit any and all volunteer requests to: chgofoodtruckfest@gmail.com



We partner with organizations that match participating food truck purchases. In fact, last year we partnered with Bank of America to support their global HIV eradication initiative. 




There will be seating.  However, we encourage you to bring your lawn chairs as seating will be limited. 




US Cellular Field

230 W 34th St., Chicago IL 60616







Getting to South Loop Green Space







Chicago Food Truck Fest is a rain or 

shine event. All tickets sales are

final. No exceptions.





How Does the Fest Work?


General admission is free to all participants

gain entry into the fest. This includes

,access up to 50 Gourmet Food Trucks

.live music, outdoor games, give aways and more


 at regular stand prices. However, we have strongly encouraged all participating food trucks to prepare sample size portions for sale but this is not mandatory only as a courtesy.  Food is bought separately, with cash, from each food truck





Weather Policy


Chicago Food Truck Fest will progress as plan during light rain.  However, if there is lighting the event will be immediately halted until further notice.  






Chicago Food Truck Fest patrons are to enter on 2400 S State St.  



Outside Food & Beverages


Unfortunately no outside food or beverages may be brought into the venue. No exceptions.




Will Trucks Run Out of Food this Year?


No. We are working hard to ensure each truck is adequately supplied.  In fact, we are working hard to provide onsite storage, and balancing the number of ticket and trucks in attendance. 




So What is Different From Last Year?


We admit our inaugral year go off to a shaky start. But we have learned.  So what is different this year?


This year we have tons of added features!

This year new features:
1. Free general admission with event ticket (required)
2. Double the number of food trucks added to this year's event
3. New event management services
4. Event will be on grass this year with trees for added shade
5. Outside restrooms with baby changing stations
6. Outdoor games: corn hole, Jenga, Volleyball and more
7. Smaller taste portions from food trucks
8. Expanded beer selections spirits and wines
9. Tents and custom made outdoor furniture for event
10. Storage containers onsite for food reinforcements
11. Doubled event staffing
12. Give a ways and more
13. Non stop entertainment


For More Information: Chicago Food Truck Festival


Last updated: November 11th, 2015