Summer Fun in Lincoln Park
Hot dog noshing was just the beginning at the Chicago History Museum’s annual celebration of the Vienna beef tradition. Children, adults and dogs alike frolicked during the three day festival of food, fun and a bit of foolishness.
Eisley Maliszewski during face painting by Ms. Star @ Munku Paint Face Paint . . .
And Eisley Maliszewski checking the results in Ms. Star’s mirror.
Rosie Turkington posed as a “hot” dog in a giant faux bun.
There was (not) an old woman who lived in this shoe, but she had many children climbing in and out of it . . .
and there was also a version of the Titanic to explore.
Giants in the Park by Krista August was available for purchase, but children were welcome to add their creativity to coloring books on Krista’s table before signing their work and taking it with them. Anabella Moreira, left, prepared to complete her coloring and add her autograph.
More coloring and signing.
But lest you think it was all high summer high jinx, Chicago History Museum Curator of Costumes Petra Slinkard educated fest attendees on the fine points of proper BBQ attire. Is Madras coming back? Or possibly gingham? What about chino edging out denim?
Highly recommended summer fun for next August.
Photography by Kay Whitfield