Baconfest Chicago 2018 will be on Friday April 6 and Saturday April 7, 2018 at the UIC Forum (725 West Roosevelt).

Friday Dinner - April 6
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM VIP Hour
7:00 PM -10:00 PM General Admission

Saturday Lunch – April 7
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM VIP hour
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM General Admission

Saturday Dinner – April 7
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM VIP Hour
7:00 PM -10:00 PM General Admission

Price Options

General Admission Tickets
Early Bird Price: $65 + fees
Full Price: $85 + fees – Three hours of bacon splendor, up to 7 drink tickets included.
Also includes: Tote Bag, Program, and more!

VIP Tickets
Early Bird Price: $130 + fees
Full Price: $160 + fees - Includes all of the above plus one hour of early access to Baconfest.

NOTE: Tickets go on sale Monday November 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM CST. Early Bird Tickets will be available as long as supplies last or until December 31 and 12:00 midnight, whichever comes first.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Fees 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.