Hotel & Travel

Hotel Scam Alert!
Please be advised, when you are booking your rooms for the Dairy Show, use only the official Dairy Show housing provider, OnPeak, which can be reached via the hotel page on this site. There are poachers selling information of attendees who have booked through other companies.


Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (Headquarter Hotel)
Embassy Suites
Doubletree Mag Mile
Courtyard Mag Mile
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Book in the official Dairy Show hotel block by visiting our reservation site.

Housing for the International Dairy Show is handled exclusively by OnPeak. Any vendor offering discounted rooms, other than OnPeak, is NOT affiliated with IDFA — pricing nor rooms will be guaranteed. OnPeak works to bring the cheapest rates available and easy group blocks for your team coming to the show.

Review additional hotel information and make reservations today.

Shuttle Service

Shuttles will be provided to McCormick place from all affiliated Dairy Show hotels, other than Hyatt McCormick Place since the hotel is connected to the convention center.


Travel Discounts

GO Airport Shuttle Discount

GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle services between Chicago area locations and O’Hare and Midway Airports. Efficient, safe, and economical airport shuttles depart from O’Hare and Midway Airports every 15 minutes for Chicago downtown and many suburban locations. Ground transportation is arranged by making a reservation.  Please Click Here to make your airport shuttle reservation/s, or call 1-800-284-3826 and use your 10% discount code: ”DAIRY” (all one word). 

GO Airport Express will operate at the following times from McCormick Place, Gate 3 South:
Sunday, November 3*   12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday, November 4*   12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 5*  12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 6* 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
*Buses depart every 30 minutes.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa 

Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. As an airline partner, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors and invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting Partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code USZSDAJ in the “Access to Event Booking” area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to and providing the access code as a reference.

American Airlines 
IDFA has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a 5 percent discount for the 2013 International Dairy Show. The valid travel dates for this discount are October 31- November 9, 2013. You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to to book your flight. Place Promotion Code 66H3AF in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.
You may also call (800) 433-1790 to book your flights, please refer to promotion code 66H3AF when you call. Please note there may be a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone.

As other discounts become available, they will be posted here.

Avis Car Rental

Contact Avis at (800) 331-1600 and refer to AWD# B136001 to reserve your car at a discounted rate.  Outside the US, please call +1 (918) 624-4301.

About Chicago

Get tips on activities and sights to see, the weather, currency exchanges, and download a visitor’s guide. Visit the About Chicago page on this site with information from the Chicago Visitor’s Bureau.

Parking At McCormick Place

There are three main parking lots on the McCormick Place campus. All are in close proximity and walking distance to the convention complex. Events in the North, South and West Buildings designate Lot A as the primary parking location. Click to view printable directions for McCormick Place Parking LOT A,McCormick Place Parking LOT BMcCormick Place Parking LOT C orMcCormick Place Parking Lot Map

Exhibitors: A limited number of guaranteed parking spaces are available at the rate of $28 per day by advance order of an Exhibitor Parking Permit. This permit allows access to the garages with in-and-out privileges. Parking spaces are guaranteed even if lots fill to capacity.

Also, McCormick Place allows exhibitors to unload and load small privately-owned vehicles without hiring labor at designated areas in the building.

To register for the ASUV self loading/unloading program and/or purchase exhibitor parking online, visit our Automobile and Small Utility Vehicle (ASUV) Program page.

Contact information:
Lot A 312-567-8360
Lot B/Truck Marshalling 312-808-3125
Lot C 312-567-8152

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