Greetings Bacon-Nation:

The Illinois Pork Producers Association presents Baconfest Chicago 2011, April 9th at the UIC FORUM

TICKETS FOR BACONFEST CHICAGO 2011 will go ON SALE Friday, February 25th at 12:00pm.

There is one glorious general admission session this year – from 12:30PM to  3:30PM.  Tickets will be $65.oo each (plus ticket processing fees).  Ticket-holders get access to a bacon wonderland – over 50 chefs giving out delicious bacon-based snacks, 20-odd vendors, and several awesome liquor sponsors.

If you have yet to see the roster of amazing chefs:  CHECK THIS OUT.

A portion of the proceeds from Baconfst Chicago go to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Baconfest will be hosting a non-perishable food drive the day of the event with raffle tickets for everyone that contributes.

How can you buy tickets?

Check at 12:00pm on Friday, February 25th for the ticketing link.

If you are already on the mailing list – good!  You will get an early-action offer in your e-mail that will give you a head start to buying tickets prior to 12:00PM on Friday.  If you are not yet already on our mailing list, we HIGHLY recommend signing up.  Tickets sold out fast last year – and though we’re at a bigger venue this year, it is bacon after all – and people LOVE bacon.

If you are on the wait list for VIP tickets, we regret to announce that VIP Tickets are SOLD OUT.  We do not expect to release any more VIP tickets.  So, make sure to get your General Admission tickets on Friday.

About Baconfest Chicago:

On April 9, 2011, 2000 ticketed guests will come together at the UIC Forum to celebrate bacon at the second annual Baconfest Chicago.  Over 50 celebrated chef-sponsors will provide tasting portions of creative bacon-inspired dishes.  An assortment of liquor sponsors will provide bacon-themed beverages to compliment these dishes.  Over twenty bacontrepreneurs will sample and sell bacon merchandise in the Baconfest Vendor Expo.  The event will feature the presentation of the Golden Rasher awards, the “Oscars” of bacon.  The Greater Chicago Food Depository will run a non-perishable food-drive at the event and will receive a portion of the ticket proceeds.  More information about the event and the organization can be found at