Memory Lane – Golden Rasher History

Memory Lane – Golden Rasher History

  • January 15, 2018

Every year at Baconfest, a panel of bacon celebrity judges agonize over the most important bacon decisions in the nation – which chefs will take home the coveted Golden Rasher award for Most Creative Use of Bacon?  Luminaries with quotation-mark…

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Catering Equipment Info

  • January 4, 2018

Here are some details about the equipment available for restaurants at Baconfest. Butane Burner This is a regular butane canister fueled gas burner.  It comes with one can of fuel; additional cans will be provided as requested.      …

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SEVEN LAST MINUTE BACON GIFTS FOR BACON LOVERS

SEVEN LAST MINUTE BACON GIFTS FOR BACON LOVERS

  • December 19, 2017

Spoiler Alert: All Seven Are Baconfest Tickets! Bacon Nation, We love you. And we respect you. With that love and respect comes honesty. So, we’ll be straight with you: instead of a boring old list of bacony gift ideas like…

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The Ninth Annual Baconfest Recap!

The Ninth Annual Baconfest Recap!

  • April 3, 2017

 \ “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” — Mark Twain, 1897; Bacon, 2017 9 years in and Baconfest Chicago is still going strong! During one session on Friday night, March 31, and two more on Saturday, April 1,…

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Your 2017 Best Bacon Poem

Your 2017 Best Bacon Poem

  • March 23, 2017

We asked for it and you provided!  The Baconfest Literary Panel had their job cut out for them in choosing this year’s Baconfest Poet Laureate. And we picked a humdinger!  With no further ado, we are please to share the…

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Win VIP Tickets with Bacon Poems!

Win VIP Tickets with Bacon Poems!

  • March 8, 2017

You guys. Baconfest is right around the corner. On March 31 and April 1, the best chefs in town will gather at the UIC Forum for three bacon-filled sessions to celebrate bacon in all its forms. You can go to…

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Real News (And Fake News) – Session Breakdown!

Real News (And Fake News) – Session Breakdown!

  • February 15, 2017

REAL NEWS – Session Breakdown Announced – Tickets On Sale! Each of the three Baconfest sessions features a different line up of incredible Bacon Chefs. We just announced which chefs will be at which shift, so you can purchase tickets…

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Seth’s Bacon Tour Of Chicago

Seth’s Bacon Tour Of Chicago

  • February 7, 2017

“You’re the Baconfest dude!  Where should I go for bacon?” I get that alot. I am the Baconfest dude – my co-founders and I turned our love of bacon into a two-day festival that draws 4,500 ticketed guests to see…

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Baconfest 2017 Dates + Holiday Presale!

Baconfest 2017 Dates + Holiday Presale!

  • December 6, 2016

Greetings Bacon Nation, Mark your calendars! Baconfest Chicago 2017 will be held on Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1, 2017 at the UIC FORUM (725 West Roosevelt).  Want tickets?  Our annual holiday presale will go live at noon (Central) on Wednesday,…

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Tips for Attendees!

Tips for Attendees!

  • April 27, 2016

Greetings Bacon Nation General! To those of you who are attending Baconfest Chicago, here is a little info we thought you should have to maximize your gastronomical pleasure. LOCATION:  UIC FORUM, 725 West Roosevelt Road For directions, see: http://www.uic.edu/depts/uicforum/directions.shtml  AND…

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Baconfest Podcast #4 – Kevin Hickey & Bacon Poems

Baconfest Podcast #4 – Kevin Hickey & Bacon Poems

  • April 8, 2016

Seth talks hotdogs, bacon and that eternal diner favorite, the Frankencheezie with renowned Chicago chef Kevin Hickey or The Duck Inn and Bottlefork.  Plus, hear award-winning poems from the annual Baconfest Best Bacon Poem competition. Want tickets to Baconfest?  Get…

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Help the Food Bank on 4/9 & Win VIP Tickets!

Help the Food Bank on 4/9 & Win VIP Tickets!

  • March 23, 2016

Join Baconfest Chicago and help fight hunger in our community by donating your time and labor to the Greater Chicago Food Depository!  You may just end up with two VIP tickets to Baconfest Chicago.  When: Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 1:00 PM to…

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