Restaurants to pay less for Taste booth

February 25, 2011 3:36:54 PM PST
The Chicago Park District is lowering the fee restaurants have to pay to participate in the Taste of Chicago.

This will be the first year the district will manage the annual lakefront food fest.

The vendor application drops from $4,000 to $3,000.

This year's festival runs from June 24th through July 3rd.

The park district says it plans to return the event's focus to food and local entertainment.

Admission remains free.