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?

Early Bird VIP tickets purchased provide 1hr priority early entrance at 10am and 1 drink ticket (water, beer, or wine). All other VIP tickets provide 1 hr early admission and exactly what is printed on the ticket.  Drink tickets may be claimed at the beverage ticket tent. Simply show your prinout and it will be scanned and the appropiate number of tickets  will be issued.


Is there and age requirement?

Answer: No.  All ages are welcomed as this is a family event designed for everyone to experience and share.


Are pets allowed?

Yes.  Small pets are now allowed and 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?

Food trucks will offer regular size 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. 




We will announce parking options shortly. However, while we are working

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Getting to McCormick Place from  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 to

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.  






2200 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago, IL 60616

200 E. 24th St., Chicago, IL 60616



Outside Food & Beverages


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




Will Trucks Run Out of Food


No. We are worked hard last year to ensure each truck is adequately supplied.  In fact, again we will provide onsite storage, and balancing the number of tickets and trucks in attendance.




So What is Different From Last Year?


So what is different this year?


This year new features:
1. Free general admission with event ticket (required)
2. We will continue to add more trucks added to this year's event
3. New Sangria Garden!!!
4. Event will remain  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 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

Concealed Carry 

Concealed carry firearms are prohibited within festival grounds. Individuals who are licensed to carry concealed guns must store their firearms in their car’s glove compartment, trunk, or locked case while visiting the Chicago Food Truck Festival.

For More Information: Chicago Food Truck Festival


Last updated: June 11th, 2016