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Hot Dog Fest Will Return To Lincoln Park With Wieners, Live Music And More

The festival also will feature historians talking about (you guessed it!) the history of hot dogs.

Chicago's Hot Dog Fest returns on Aug. 9.
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CHICAGO —The wildly popular Hot Dog Fest will return to Lincoln Park this summer and is expected to draw tens of thousands of wiener lovers.

Live music, historians talking about the history of Chicago and its favorite encased meats and, of course, plenty of Vienna Beef hot dogs will be on hand, according to a festival news release.

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Besides hot dogs, cold beer and desserts will be available. There will also be family-friendly performances for kids.

Proceeds from the festival, now in its seventh year, will go to educational programs at the Chicago History Museum. Last year’s attendance was 30,000, promoters said, with 35,000 hot dogs sold.

The event will run from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 9 and Aug. 10 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 11 at Lincoln Park, 1701 N. Stockton Drive. There is a $5 suggested donation.