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For the ninth consecutive year, we’d like to welcome major sponsor Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats back to Baconfest Chicago! Every year, Nueske’s donates up to 50 pounds of their amazing applewood-smoked bacon to each exhibiting chef. If we did our math correctly, that equals FOUR TONS OF BACON. Sliced and placed end to end, that’d be 25.5 miles of bacon—a veritable bacon marathon. And in a bacon marathon, friends, everyone wins.

We can’t say enough great things about Nueske’s—both the people AND the bacon. Quite frankly, they make Baconfest Chicago possible!

Baconfest Chicago 2017 happens this Friday and Saturday, 3/31–4/1. It’s your last chance to get advance-purchase tickets, so don’t wait! Come run that bacon marathon with us!

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About Nueske’s


Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats has been creating fine nationally-acclaimed Applewood Smoked Meats since 1933. Nueske’s is located in the village of Wittenberg, Wisconsin and the Nueske family’s original smokehouse still stands in front of our company store at 1390 E. Grand Ave., Wittenberg.

Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Specialties are well-known for their signature sweet, rich smokiness and consistently high quality—something which can be acquired only through the time and patience taken to slowly smoke hand-selected cuts of meat over glowing embers of genuine applewood. Each slab of Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon is hand-trimmed and smoked over applewood logs for a minimum of 24 hours, allowing the signature smoky flavor of Nueske’s to develop slowly and permeate the entire cut of meat.

If you’re a chef or foodservice professional looking for a family smokehouse that brings you premium smoked meats with a nationally-recognized flavor, Nueske’s offers a complete line of Applewood Smoked Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Pork and Poultry products, all smoked in the Nueske family’s traditional manner—over glowing embers of sweet Wisconsin Applewood or Cherrywood—and packaged in convenient foodservice sizes for any size kitchen operation.

Nueske’s at Baconfest 2016:

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