General Admission Tickets
Full Price: $85 + fees – Three hours of bacon splendor, up to 7 drink tickets included.
Also includes: Tote Bag, Program, and more!
Full Price: $160 + fees - Includes all of the above plus one hour of early access to Baconfest.
NEW FOR 2018 – VIP ticket-holders also get exclusive access to the Old Forester Speakeasy, our brand new VIP lounge just steps away from the main hall. Enjoy comfortable seating, VIP cocktails, and rare bourbon samples from Old Forester’s Whiskey Row Series. Details here.
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.
Friday Dinner: Limited quantities of Bacon-Only tickets remain.
Saturday Lunch: Bacon-Only tickets are sold out.
Saturday Dinner: Limited quantities of Bacon-Only tickets remain.
Group Rate General Admission (Minimum 5)
$65 + fees – Bring your whole bacon-posse and save. Buy 5 or more general admission advance tickets and save $20 on each ticket. Unlimited bacon dishes from our chefs and seven drink tickets per ticket holder redeemable for beer, wine and cocktails included.
Friday Dinner: Group Rate tickets are still available.
Saturday Lunch: Group Rate tickets are SOLD OUT.
Saturday Dinner: Group Rate tickets are SOLD OUT.
What do I get?
Ticket prices include unlimited creative bacon dishes from approximately 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 and souvenir program.
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.
NEW FOR 2018 – VIP ticket-holders also get exclusive access to the Old Forester Speakeasy, our brand new VIP lounge just steps away from the main hall. Enjoy comfortable seating, VIP cocktails, and rare bourbon samples from Old Forester’s Whiskey Row Series. The Old Forester Speakeasy is open to VIP ticket holders only throughout the event. Details here.
Terms and Conditions
All sales are final. Tickets to Baconfest Chicago 2018 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.
New Security Policy – PLEASE READ
Starting this year, the UIC Forum will be using metal detectors to screen attendees upon entrance into the venue. As part of their new security regimen, there is a new policy in place that limits what sort and size of bags are allowed to be carried into Baconfest.
- The best option is to leave all bags at home if you can.
- If you must have a bag at Baconfest, the best bag to bring is a small bag made of transparent material (no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”).
- If you don’t have a small transparent bag, small non-transparent bags and purses will be allowed after being searched (no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”). This search may delay your entry into Baconfest.
- Larger bags WILL NOT be allowed in the venue and should be left at home.
Ticketmaster.com and the UIC Forum apply the following fees to online purchases:
- Service Fee: $2.50 / ticket
- Facility Charge: $1.00 / ticket
- Order Processing Fee: $3.70 / transaction
- Service Fee Sales Tax: $0.13 / 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.