April 27, 2013
From Baconfest USA
At its core, our festivals are fun-filled walk-around tasting events featuring creative bacon dishes from the best chefs in the country. On the festival floor, the hottest chefs from the finest local restaurants prepare and serve small plates starring bacon. The best mixologists and brewers quench thirst with refreshing bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews. Luxury brands, artisan bacon-makers, and bacontrepreneurs display, sample, and sell a multitude of local craft bacons and bacon-related products. Guests grab a Baconfest: Guide to Bacon playbill and walk around in a bacon-lover’s Nirvana.
To celebrate special achievement in the bacon arts, we give out Golden Rasher Awards (the Oscars of the bacon world) to pro and amateur chefs as well as the winners of our Bacon arts poetry, video, song, and other contests.
Best of all, Baconfest is good for America. We donate a portion of proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and sponsor match programs to local food charities. Since 2009, Baconfest has raised over $85,000 enabling partners like the Greater Chicago Food depository to distribute over 150,000 pounds of food to hungry people in the area. Although we are not a 501 c3 non-profit, our charitable giving is central to our event and to our identity.
Baconfest Chicago 2013 will be held on April 20th, 2013.
Venue: UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Road – Chicago, IL 60608
Click here for more details on our Chicago events.
Baconfest San Francisco 2013 will be held in Summer 2013.
All Muslims invited. LOL. I wonder why CAIR hasn't objected to such a festival. We know how Muslims feel about the smell of freshly fried bacon.