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Greetings Bacon-Nation,

SAVE THE DATE – seriously!

After months of site-visits, negotiations etc. etc., we are finally ready for the Big Announcement.

MARK IN YOUR CALENDARS:  April 9th 2011 at the UIC FORUM – Baconfest Chicago 2011 – Bigger, Better, and more Bacontastic.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the UIC Forum, let’s just say in a word:  AWESOME.  Easily accessible by Public Transportation, parking available for small fee, the facilities are spacious, modern, well equipped and perfectly suited for the next chapter of the dream that is Baconfest Chicago.  Audience capacity greatly increased, more chefs, more vendors and generally more Bacon fireworks all around.

So the big questions you may be asking yourselves:

1.  When can we secure tickets!!!?  Tickets will go on-sale to the general public in early 2011.  To receive an announcement when the tix go on sale, or to receive announcements about early limited ticket sales, sign up on our NEW mailing list at www.baconfestchicago.com This is the first place that we’ll announce availability of tickets, and given how fast we sold out last year, your gonna wanna be signed up here to get the first alerts about tickets.

Keep your eyes peeled on Baconfestchicago.com, and if you aren’t already, make sure to follow our twitter feed, and to “like” our fan-page on Facebook.

2.  When will you announce the line-up of Chefs and vendors?  In conjunction with public ticket sales in early 2011.

3.  Is it really worth structuring my travel schedule to make sure I’m in town and at Baconfest Chicago on April 9th 2011?  In a word, “yes!”.  And if you need more convincing to attend a festival dedicated to the most flavorful of meats, see PRESS to re-live last year’s glory.  And remember, that was then – this is now.  The UIC Forum is going to be an incredible new home for Baconfest Chicago.

So there you have it.  Again:  SATURDAY APRIL 9th 2011 at the UIC FORUM.  Mark you calendars.

For the second straight year, Baconfest Chicago is proud to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository in their efforts to fight hunger in Cook County. Baconfest Chicago is donating a signficant portion of all proceeds to GCFD and will host a Food Drive for the GCFD in conjunction with the April 9th festival. For more information, see Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Interested Chefs, Vendors and sponsors see below:

Sponsor inquiries – email sponsors@baconfestchicago.com

Vendor inquiries – e-mail vendors@baconfestchicago.com

Chef inquiries – e-mail info@baconfestchicago.com

14 Responses so far.

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  4. Meng says:

    Ooooh…Can’t wait for this. I made the mistake of missing this years BaconFest. I am for sure attending this!

  5. Andrea says:

    Yes! Thanks Andre! This is great news. Can’t wait for next year’s event! :-)

  6. bacon anything says:

    Where’s the facebook “like” button and webpage?

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    I would like to be emailed when the up and coming bacon fests are gonna be. thanks

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