What is the Cheesecake Festival?

It’s a celebration filled with cheesecake, food, a classic car show, and live entertainment.

What are this year’s dates and event hours?

This year our annual Cheesecake Festival will take place on Sunday, July 28 from 9am-4pm!

Where is the Festival held?

The festival is held at Eli’s Cheesecake World, on the northwest side of Chicago, at 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive (about 15 minutes from O’Hare Airport and 30 minutes from The Loop). Find directions to Eli’s Cheesecake World here.

How much are tickets?

There is no cost for admission or parking at Eli’s Cheesecake Festival!
Lunch will be available for purchase.

What should I wear? What should I bring?

The festival is held on the grounds of Eli’s Cheesecake World – outdoors on grass and pavement with minimal tree coverage.
Prepare for lots of eating, shopping and walking! For your comfort, we highly recommend that you:

• Wear comfortable shoes – you will be walking on grass and asphalt; there may be some uneven ground.
• Dress in layers – mornings can be cool, with warm and sunny afternoons!
• Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen – there’s lots of cheesecake sunshine!
Please remember: Shirt and shoes are required.

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company prohibits the following items on our grounds:

• Alcohol of any kind
• Pocketknives and weapons of any kind
• Frisbees and water projecting devices
• Glass bottles and cans (reusable water bottles are allowed)
• Cigarettes, Cigars, and E-Cigarettes (We do ask that you do not smoke on Eli’s grounds, so that everyone can enjoy the festival. Smoking will be permitted on the sidewalks along Normandy.)
*If you bring any of these items listed above, please leave them locked in your car

Can I bring my pet?

We’re sorry, but we do not allow dogs and other animals at our facility, except service animals.

Do you have handicap or disabled access?

Absolutely! However, please keep in mind that there may be some uneven ground at our festival.