Costume Contest

  • Sunday, August 2 at the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival during our Classic Car Show
  • Wear a costume for a FREE slice of cheesecake
  • One winner will be chosen from each decade, 1940s-1980s, at 1:00pm

classic car with Big Slice mascotOur founder, Eli Schulman, opened his first restaurant in Chicago the 1940s. And The Eli’s Cheesecake Company was born in 1980 at the first Taste of Chicago food festival. Help us celebrate 75 years of great taste with our first annual Costume Contest at the Cheesecake Festival! Dress in a costume representing the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s for a FREE slice of cheesecake. At 1:00pm on the main stage, a winner will be chosen from each decade. Winners receive an Eli’s Cheesecake VIP package which includes free cheesecake, Eli’s wear, and so much more.

No registration required. Participants must be present at 1pm on Sunday, August 2 for judging. Free slice may be redeemed inside Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe.