Q: I’ve never been to HogFight before… what should I expect?
A: You can expect lots of pork! Plus music, games, beer, cocktails, great times and did we mention pork?!
Q: What’s included with a General Admission ticket?
A: Access to the event including: unlimited pork from some of the best whole hog chefs in Chicagoland, live music, raffles, eating contests, games, and a first-hand witness of the madness that is HogFight.
Q: What’s included with a VIP ticket?
A: Everything included with the General Admission ticket plus: goodie bag, access to designated VIP area, and exclusive beer samples from Lagunitas.
Q: Will there be alcohol at HogFight?
A: Is that a serious question? Yes, of course.
Q: Is this a “21 and over” event?
A: Yes, ticket holders must be over the age of 21 to enter. Under 21 permitted with legal guardian only.
Q: How can tickets be purchased?
A: The link to purchase tickets will be available on our website, and will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Q: Will there be tickets available at the event?
A: Maybe. We often sell out our events in advance, so there may or may not be some tickets available day-of at the gate. We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to ensure entry and save yourself some money! Ticket prices increase the day of the event.
Q: Are drinks included in the ticket price?
A: No, drinks are additional to the price of admission. VIP tickets include samples from Lagunitas.
Q: How much pork do I get to eat with my ticket?
A: As a ticket holder, you can eat as much pork as you’d like until you’re uncomfortably full.
Q: Can I get some pork to-go?
A: This is not a to-go event. No pork will be allowed to leave the site.
Q: What is the best time to show up?
A: We recommend arriving before 3pm, which is when the doors to HogFight open.
Q: Is HogFight accessible via the CTA or other public transportation?
A: Yup. Here’s a map.
Q: Is there parking?
A: There is some street parking available, but we recommend using public transit if possible.
Q: Are pets allowed at HogFight?
A: No, Chicago Municipal Health Code prohibits admittance of any pets at this food event.
Q: I just can’t get enough… Where can I find more HogFight info?
Q: What is the judging process that determines the “Best of Fest” winner?
A: We use a double blind process. Each restaurant is assigned a color and container. No restaurant names are ever spoken in the judging area, and there is nothing to identify where the pork from when presented to the judges. We judge each pig on 4 cuts: Loin, Ham, Shoulder, Belly. Each cut has 3 judges, 2 from the audience and 1 celebrity foodie. The meat is given a 1-10 score on 3 parameters: Appearance, Aroma and Taste. These are added up for a total score. The highest total score wins “HogFather” and the $1,000 prize.
Q: My restaurant is interested in participating at HogFight. Where can I get more information about how to enter?
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an information package, or call us Monday – Friday at 312-664-6656 x124.