Grimm's Fairy Tales

Nov. 30th-Dec. 3rd, 2017

Nov 30th - Dec 3rd | Hyatt Regency O'Hare | Rosemont, Illinois

Hotel Opening, Dealer Registration, Suite Lottery and Attendee Registration Dates Coming Soon!

About MFF

Midwest FurFest is an annual convention which takes place in the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We come together to celebrate the furry fandom, which includes art, literature and performances based around anthropomorphic animals.

The origins of Midwest FurFest lie in the furry programming track of Duckon, an annual science fiction convention based out of Chicago. The furry track of the convention began to grow so large, that we were soon able to support our own convention. In 1999, Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc., was created as a 501(c)3 (non-profit corporation); one year later, Midwest Furfest was born. The first convention took place the weekend before Thanksgiving, which became a traditional weekend up until 2014.

Since 2000, the convention has grown from 388 attendees to 7,075 attendees, making it the second largest furry convention in the world. We are proud to have raised over $350,000 for various wildlife and animal related charities. Additionally, the Midwest Furfest Art Show generates over $10,000 each year for the talented artists of furry fandom through auctions, donations, and benefits.

2017 will mark the 18th anniversary of Midwest FurFest. We look forward to bringing you an exciting weekend with some of the best authors, costumers, and artists in furry fandom. We hope to see you there!


Latin Vixen

Fursuit Maker, Traditional/Digital Artist



Remy Wolf

Fursuiter, Artist


Discount Codes

MFF partners with many mainstream transportation providers to get discount codes you can use to make your travel cheaper, so check back often!

Travel by Car

There's plenty of ways to get to Midwest FurFest. Click Here to find the best way by car!

Commercial Travel

Midwest FurFest can be reached by many modes of transportation, including bus, cab, taxi, and train. See our commercial travel section (Coming Soon) for more information. 


The Hyatt Regency O'Hare parking lot has enough space for around 900 cars. We plan on exceeding that at Midwest FurFest. See our parking page for more information.


The Hyatt Regency O'Hare

We are proud to call the Hyatt Regency O'Hare home for FurFest 2017! The Hyatt has played host to MFF since 2010. Want to check it out? Click Here.

The Comfort Inn O'Hare

Hotels just getting too pricy? Enter the Comfort Inn O'Hare. Located less than a mile from the Hyatt and Convention Center, it includes free Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast for the convention-goer on a budget! Click Here for more info!

The Aloft O'Hare

You aren't far from home when you are at the Aloft. Only a short covered walk away from the Hyatt and the Convention Center, The Aloft is also right next to the Rosemont Entertainment District. Click Here for more!

The Crown Plaza O'Hare

Located a short, covered walk through the convention center from the Hyatt, the Crown Plaza keeps you close to the convention and any adventures you might have planned in the Rosemont Entertainment District. Click Here to learn more.

Welcome home, Midwest FurFest family

We've been waiting



Spring is upon us and we hope that #FurFestFriday kicks off some great weekend plans for you!

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Artists and Vendors

Talent, Skill, and Straight-Up Cool Stuff

Artists Alley

Artist's Alley is a place for individual artists to offer their work, whether it be sketchbook commissions, prints, or other types of creative and unique art

Art Show

Midwest FurFest's Art Show is an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their artwork, including fantasy, sci-fi, or realistic.

Dealers Den

The Dealer's Den offers a venue for those who mean business; artists, craftsmen, and vendors sell their work en masse here.


MFF offers polos, sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, and more through Offworld Designs!

Midwest FurFest raised $28,000 to help a greater Chicagoland no-kill animal shelter.

One Tail at a Time

We raised exactly $31,445.93 to promote the care of over 300 abandoned pets of 30 different species.

Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary

$62,020.71 was raised to help pair retired military and law enforcement dogs with disabled veterans.

Without organizations like Save-A-Vet, these dogs would otherwise be put down.

We raised more than twice their annual operating budget.

Smashing all our previous records, MFF raised $78,482.05 for Felines and Canines, Inc. a no-kill animal shelter in Andersonville, Chicago.

With our donation, they hope to expand with plans in the works for a 2nd location in Alabama where needs for services like theirs is dire.

Critter Camp 2014
One Tail At A Time 2013
Save a Vet 2015
Felines and Canines Inc 2016

Contact Us

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Midwest FurFest strives to bring you the best event you can expect a furry convention to be. We can only do that if we hear from you!

Midwest FurFest

  The Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018

  Security: Only active during the event

  Operations: Only active during the event

  Nov. 30th - Dec. 3rd, 2017