Baconfest Chicago 2017 will be on Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1, 2017 at the UIC Forum (725 West Roosevelt).

Friday Dinner - March 31
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cooking Channel VIP Hour
7:00 PM -10:00 PM General Admission
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM General Admission Express

Saturday Lunch – April 1
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cooking Channel VIP hour
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM General Admission
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM General Admission Express

Saturday Dinner – April 1
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cooking Channel VIP Hour
7:00 PM -10:00 PM General Admission
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM General Admission Express

Full Price Options

General Admission Tickets
$100 + fees – Three hours of bacon splendor, up to 7 drink tickets included.
Also includes: Tote Bag, Program, and up to $10 in LYFT credit.

VIP Tickets
$200 + fees - Includes all of the above plus one hour of early access to Baconfest.

New Price Options

Bacon-Only / No Alcohol - General Admission
$60 + fees –  Don’t drink?  Save with Bacon-Only tickets – take advantage of unlimited bacon dishes and complimentary soft drinks.  No  alcoholic drinks included in admission; alcoholic beverages are NOT available for purchase.  Whether you’re the designated driver, younger than 21 or just a teetotaler, this is the option for you.

Express Bacon – Delayed Entry General Admission
$75 + feesGet the full Baconfest experience, just faster!  Enter 30 minutes after General Admission ticket holders and save $25 / ticket.  Unlimited bacon dishes and up to seven alcoholic beverages included. 

Group Rates

General Admission (Minimum 5)
$65 + fees – Bring your whole bacon-posse and save.  Buy 5 or more general admission advance tickets and save $35 on each ticket.  Unlimited bacon dishes from our chefs and seven drink tickets per ticket holder redeemable for beer, wine and cocktails included. 

What do I get?
Ticket prices include unlimited creative bacon dishes from more than 50 chefs and samples from all of our exhibitors at the shift selected.  All ticket types (except Bacon-Only) include seven (7) drink tickets redeemable for paired beer, wine and cocktails from our partners. Also included: a Baconfest Tote Bag, souvenir program and up to $10 in Lyft credit.

Each ticket gives the holder access to Baconfest Chicago during the selected session. VIP ticket holders get access to the VIP Hour for the session selected – one hour of no-line, no-crowd, bacon pleasure – as well as the General Admission period for the shift selected.

Terms and Conditions
All sales are final. Tickets to Baconfest Chicago 2017 are non-refundable.

Tickets are transferrable. Tickets may be transferred by the purchaser using Ticketmaster’s “Transfer Tickets” feature or by giving your tickets to the recipient.

Fees and the UIC Forum apply the following fees to online purchases:

  • Service Fee: $2.25 / ticket
  • Facility Charge: $1.00 / ticket
  • Order Processing Fee: $3.60 / transaction
  • Service Fee Sales Tax: $0.12 / ticket

You can avoid all fees (except the $1 / ticket Facility Charge) by purchasing tickets in person at the UIC Pavilion Box Office (525 South Racine Ave). The UIC Pavilion Box Office is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.