Nueske’s is The Official Bacon of Baconfest

Nueske’s is The Official Bacon of Baconfest

  • March 28, 2018

What can you say about a partner like Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats?  For ten years in a row, they have been the official bacon of Baconfest Chicago, shipping 50 lbs of their delicious applewood-smoked and cherry-wood smoked bacon to each…

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We Love JEWEL-OSCO!

We Love JEWEL-OSCO!

  • March 27, 2018

  Baconfest Chicago is pleased to welcome back Jewel-Osco to the roster of amazing sponsors for 2018!  As the official sponsor of the Saturday Lunch session and our exclusive grocery parter, they’re bringing home the bacon for Baconfest attendees and everyone…

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We present to you: the BREAKTHRU BEVERAGE MEGABAR

We present to you: the BREAKTHRU BEVERAGE MEGABAR

  • March 27, 2018

Baconfest Chicago 2018 is honored to have Breakthru Beverage Illinois back as a sponsor. Last year’s “mega bar” was so mega-successful that it’s back with a vengeance! This year, it features these and other brands: Old Forester, George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, Hendrick’s Gin, Templeton Rye, and…

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You Want Bloody Marys? We Gotcha Covered!

You Want Bloody Marys? We Gotcha Covered!

  • March 27, 2018

                           Are you a Bloody Mary fanatic? Never fear—our Baconfest sponsors have you covered! At all three Baconfest 2018 sessions, hometown fave Cicero Beverage Co. is teaming up with two…

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The Menu – Behold and Tremble with Delight

The Menu – Behold and Tremble with Delight

  • March 9, 2018

It is a big moment in the Baconfest production cycle – the moment when we release the menu for our annual celebration of America’s favorite cured meat. CHECK OUT THE MENU HERE It is a fun moment for us, not only for…

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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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