UPDATE: The Cheesesteak Festival is sold out. No tickets will be available at the door.
Here in Philly, cheesesteaks are a civic icon.
Sure, the cheesesteak is essentially just a sandwich, but the Philadelphia cheesesteak is also a tourist draw and a cultural obsession.
That’s why we’re psyched for this fall’s first-ever major Cheesesteak Festival to hit Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, October 24.
With cheesesteaks from more than 50 vendors, the construction of a an enormous record-breaking cheesesteak and a cheesesteak eating competition, the festival will be an all-out extravaganza devoted to the celebrated Philadelphia sandwich invented by Pat Olivieri in 1930.
Complete Cheesesteak Vendor List Announced
With the festival hitting South Philly in just three weeks, the official cheesesteak vendor list has been released and it does not disappoint.
The lineup includes some cheesesteak juggernauts, including Pat’s, Geno’s, Tony Luke’s, Steve’s, Philip’s, Joe’s, Shank’s Original, Donkey’s and over 50 more.
See below for the official vendor lineup.
The World’s Largest Cheesesteak
In a feat truly befitting Philadelphia’s first-ever cheesesteak festival, the world’s largest cheesesteak will be built on site.
A 450-foot cheesesteak will be constructed just for the festival, and and we’re happy to announce that the name of said gigantic sandwich will be the VISIT PHILADELPHIA™ World’s Largest Cheesesteak Built by Steve’s Steaks and Amoroso’s!
15% Off Tickets With Code WITVISITPHILLY
Tickets range from $20 to $60 per person — $20 for general admission, which is just access to the festival or $40 for “Wit” admission with 10 cheesesteak samples and a T-shirt. Note, the “Works” tickets have now sold out.
Now, we have a deal for you: When purchasing tickets online, use code WITVISITPHILLY to score two “Wit” tickets for 15 percent off each ticket ($34 instead of $40 per ticket).
Here’s how to snag the deal:
• Click right here to purchase festival tickets online.
• Unlock the offer code by clicking “Got an Offer Code?” and entering WITVISITPHILLY.
• Select two “Wit” tickets; discount only applies to one pair of “Wit” tickets.
• Discount will appear after clicking “Find Tickets,” prior to checkout.
• Proceed to checkout with the $34 per ticket deal (service charges applied at checkout).
Where to Find the Best Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia
In addition to cheesesteak-eating good times, the festival will also include drinks, shopping, live entertainment, carnival games and much more.
Philadelphia has never really had a massive cheesesteak festival, so this October event ought to be epic.
In the mean time, check out this list of where to find the Best Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia and see below for some lip-smacking cheesesteak shots for a little visual appetizer.
Philadelphia Cheesesteak Festival at Lincoln Financial Field
OFFICIAL VENDOR LIST
|Dalessandro’s Steaks **Just Added!**|
|Pat’s King of Steaks||Geno’s Steaks|
|Tony Luke’s Cheesesteaks||Steve’s Prince of Steaks|
|Philip’s Steaks||Shank’s Original Pier 40|
|Donkey’s Place||Joe’s Steaks and Soda Shop|
|Oregon Steaks||Chubby’s Steaks|
|Philly’s Finest Samboni’s||Vince’s Cheesesteaks|
|Wit or Witout||Nick’s Roast Beef|
|Lee’s Hoagie House||Allied Foods|
|Astra Foods||Original Philly Cheesesteak|
|Jay’s Steaks and Hoagie Joint||LaSpada’s|
|Hunt’s Annex Lounge||Cuisine 365|
|Fat Jacks BBQ||The Pierogie Kitchen|
|Affamato’s||I Don’t Give a Fork|
|Little Beef’s Deli||Jeremiah’s Mobile Concessions|
|Capozzoli Catering||Philly IT|
|Ma & Pa’s Tex Mex BBQ||The Grilled Cheese Truck|
|Pete’s Famous Pizza||Delco’s Original Steaks and Hoagies|
|OOO Catering||Railroad St. Bar and Grill|
|Grubaholic’s Philly||Tony Baloney’s|
|Jersey Mike’s||Firepit Pizza|
|Vegan Commissary||Bradley’s Cheesesteaks|
|Humpty’s Dumplings||Jo Family Catering|
|Samwhich||Reggae Reggae Vibes|
More good-looking cheesesteaks, below.