Yesterday was our annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival , celebrating our favorite day of the year…National Cheesecake Day! The fun began late last week when members from the Eli’s team rolled out the “Eli’s Mobile” and drove around the streets of Chicago, handing out free cheesecake slices.


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Guests enjoyed a free dessert buffet and live music from Merv Collins on the patio Friday evening. All day Saturday we had huge sale along with a kids coloring contest and prize pack offerings!


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Sunday was the big day as several hundred cars were shown in the Classic Car Show, and thousands of cheesecake fans came to experience another fantastic Cheesecake Festival. TheĀ Classic Car Show is catered towards car enthusiasts and collectors. Proceeds from the car entry free got to the New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled. Thank you to all of our car owners for their donation! Our car show is always a big hit – guests were able to view a large selection of vintage and modern cars while enjoying free cheesecake samples, hot dogs and hamburgers from the Eli’s Grill, and Cheesecake Dippers (frozen cheesecake on a stick, dipped in rich chocolate).

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The celebration continued with the Jesse White Tumblers and another amazing performance. They kept all the fans on their feet by flying over one of our Big Cakes. We cannot wait to have them back next year.


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We had an unusual guest at this year’s fest and it was a big hit! JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION at the Field Museum sent a 16 foot-long Raptor Dinosaur that was hungry for Cheesecake.

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The entire afternoon was filled with games, dancing, free samples, face painting, contests and more! Thank you to our supporters and fans that made this year’s fest another great success.

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