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


To expedite registration lines, there no longer are separate Saturday or Sunday tickets. Tickets may be used on either day for one use. So, if you plan to attend both days you will need to claim two free tickets or buy two VIP drink tickets. 

Is there an age requirement?

Answer: No. All ages are welcomed as this is a family event designed for everyone to experience and share. Children under 8 are free.

What does VIP tickets include?

VIP tickets include one drink ticket for 2024. Drinks include water or alcoholic beverages. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Guests may arrive at any time. Again, VIP provides one drink ticket at the drink tent (water or alcoholic beverages). Simple. Drink tickets are you QR code on your phone. Simply show your QR code and it will be scanned and the appropriate number of drinks.

Is there an admission price?

Answer: Chicago Food Truck Festival is free to the general public with a general admission ticket while tickets last. Tickets may be claimed starting January 2024 until we reach capacity. General admission tickets are limited. Once free admission capacity is reached general admission will be closed. Admission tickets does not include food, drinks or merchandise. Patrons pay for food separately.  Admission includes access to our gourmet food trucks, entertainment and a chill day in the City. Please note with general admission tickets we reserve the right to halt entrance lines if at any time food truck food production drastically out paces service.

Are pets allowed?

Yes. Small pets are allowed, and you are more than welcome to bring a bear of an appetite​! Please note the festival this year is on asphalt and the ground is hot. Keep in mind the heat increases the temperature of the asphalt plus food trucks generating heat is not good for dogs.

Can I bring outside food, beverage an alcohol?

Answer: No. Unfortunately outside food, beverages and/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 volunteer requests to:


We at times partner with organizations that match participating food truck purchases. In fact, in the past we partnered with Bank of America to support their global HIV eradication initiative. 


We encourage you to bring your lawn chairs. Seating will be very limited. 

Parking - Ride Share

Get $15 in free UBER credit to get to the festival and $5 LYFT credit.

UBER promo code : jib28

LYFT promo code: chifoodtruck

Closets Parking Locations:

We discourage street parking. As the community is residential metered parking. Get the Chicago Meters app to pay for your meter while you eat at the fest.

Chicago Meters App

Nearest Parking Garages

We are not affiliated with any parking facility an assume no responsibility for cars parked at the aforementioned facilities. Please contact each location directly for more information.




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 while free admission tickets last. Admission permits access to forty plus Gourmet Food Trucks, live music, delicious beverages, free give aways an outdoor game and more!

Is this event hosted by the city.

No. We are Chicagoans who love our city, good food and good people. 

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.  



Outside Food & Beverages

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



So What is Different ?

This year new features:
1. Free general admission with event ticket while they last! (required)
2. We will continue to add more trucks added to this year's event

6. Expanded beer selections and wines
7. Limited outdoor seating for event
8. DJ entertainment

Concealed Carry

Concealed carry firearms are prohibited within the festival grounds. Individuals who are licensed to carry concealed guns must store their firearms in their car while visiting the Chicago Food Truck Festival.

For More Information: Chicago Food Truck Festival


Last updated: July 19th, 2024

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