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Returning Fall 2025


Over the past two years, a wave of new, exciting pizzerias has spread across the region, and we think it’s about time we celebrate our pizza diversity. Our first Pizza City Fest brought together 40 of the region’s best pizza makers for two days of pizza making and appreciation in the West Loop, along with speakers, demos and seminars. For our 2nd annual event, we’ll continue with another 40 pizza makers, but we’re changing things up and improving the experience.


Returning Fall 2025

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We still have official merch for sale from our 1st annual festival. Get your cool t-shirts right here!

Get the Guided Tour.

Pizza City doughcents will guide you to four styles of Chicago’s best pizza in about three hours. By bus or on foot, experience the history and meet the pizzaiolos behind some of the city’s best pies.

Can I purchase a ticket onsite?

Tickets are only available to purchase in advance.

Can I leave and re-enter?

Once you leave the festival grounds there will be no readmittance.

Can I bring a pet?

Pets will not be allowed to enter the festival.

Is there parking onsite?

We offer safe and secure valet parking located in the lot across from the Salt Shed at 1401 N Magnolia Ave between Elston and Le Moyne.


There will be ample bike parking available on-site  and near the main entrance on Blackhawk street. 

Public Transportation: 
-Division/Milwaukee blue line stop is .7 miles away. 
-North/Clybourn red line stop is .9 miles away. 
-Damen blue line stop is 1.4 miles away. 

Several buses make stops near The Salt Shed, including the 70 (Division), 72 (North), and 9 (Ashland). There may be other options depending on your location. 

We will have a designated area for rideshare pick-ups and drop offs, along Magnolia Ave right near venue entry.

Is the event indoors or outdoors?

A little bit of both! Each day there will be 20 pizza vendors cranking out fresh pies outdoors, while a series of educational seminars will be taking place inside The Salt Shed. We’ll provide seats and shade outside, although our VIP lounge will have additional seating and extra shade.

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