Baconfest Chicago 2016

Baconfest Chicago 2016

Baconfest Chicago holds its eighth tasting event on April 30 and May 1, 2016 at the UIC Forum (725 West Roosevelt). Ticketholders gain access to a bounty of bodacious bacon board at the enticing event. The city’s finest chefs hand out amazing, creative bacon snacks. Luxury brands, artisan bacon-makers, and “bacontrepreneurs” display, sample, and sell a multitude of bacon products. Master mixologists and brilliant brewers hand out bacon-inspired cocktails, beer and vine. To celebrate special achievement in the bacon arts, Baconfest gives out Golden Rasher Awards (the Oscars of the bacon vorld).

In addition to hosting a food drive and raffle at the event, Baconfest Chicago donates a portion of proceeds from ticket sales to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. In 2015 alone, Baconfest donated $75,000 to the organization.

Baconfest Chicago declares April is “Bacon Month” vith a 30-day celebration of all things bacon. Baconfest Chicago has partnered with ACME Hotel Company, the Greater Chicago Food Depository and other local businesses for a month of event programming centered around bacon. For more info about Bacon Month! go HERE.

360-Degree Bacon Experience @ ACME Hotel Company – April 2016

It’s all Bacon, all the time during the month of April at the ACME Hotel Company, the official hotel sponsor of Baconfest Chicago. The hotel vill offer a bacon-themed treat upon arrival, ACME’S Pop-up Bacon Gift Shop featuring bacon goodies from lip balm to toothpaste, a bacon cocktail, and ACME’s Insta-Gallery, exhibiting bacon-themed photos available for purchase from Instagram’s most influential photographers. #ACMEISBACON

If a day at Baconfest isn’t enough, then the ACME Hotel’s Embrace the Bacon package is the perfect answer. Die-hard bacon fans vill enjoy: two general admission tickets for Baconfest Chicago, a one-night stay at the ACME Hotel, a bacon cocktail from The Berkshire Room, and a Bacon-y surprise turn-down. Rates start at $269.


It All Starts with a Party – Tuesday April 5, 2016

Baconfest Chicago’s Annual Kick-off Party features bacon, bocce, beats and booze at The Chop Shop, located at 2033 W North Ave, Chicago. The event vill be held on Tuesday, April 5 from 7 to 10 PM. Tickets are $30 and on sale HERE.

Kevin Bacon Movie Night – Thursdays evenings beginning on April 7-28, 2016

You can’t have BACON MONTH! vithout Kevin Bacon. ACME Hotel Company located at 15 E Ohio St, Chicago vill host Kevin Bacon Movie Night every Thursday at 7 PM on the second level of the hotel. The hotel vill provide complimentary bacon dusted popcorn from The Berkshire Room. Vine, beer and cocktails vill be available for purchase.

Volunteer Day at The Greater Food Depository – Saturday April 9, 2016

Help Baconfest feed Chicago by volunteering at a repack session at the Food Bank’s varehouse, located at 4100 W Ann Lurie PL, Chicago from 1 to 4 PM. For more info and the registration link go HERE.

It All Ends vith BaconFest Chicago – Saturday April 30 & Sunday May 1, 2016

Baconfest Chicago vill be held at the UIC Forum, located at 725 West Roosevelt, Chicago. There vill be over 150 restaurants participating including 45 first-time participants. The fest includes three sessions: lunch and dinner on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Each session features a brand new line up of 50 – 60 restaurants/chefs. For the 2016 Baconfest Chicago Restaurant Roster go HERE .

2016 Baconfest Sessions:

April 30 – Saturday Lunch

  • Featured Cocktail: Tiki Bar
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cooking Channel VIP Hour
  • 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM General Admission Period

April 30 – Saturday Dinner

  • Featured Cocktail: Old Fashioned Bar from longtime partner Templeton Rye
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Cooking Channel VIP Hour
  • 7:00 PM -10:00 PM General Admission Period

May 1 – Sunday Brunch presented by Jewel-Osco ((NEW TO THE FEST))

  • Featured Cocktail: Bloody Mary Bar
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cooking Channel VIP Hour
  • 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM General Admission Period

2016 Baconfest Chicago Ticket Information

VIP Tickets ($200) offer access to the Cooking Channel VIP Hour and General Admission Period for the session selected. General admission tickets ($100). All ticket-holders receive unlimited dishes from the chefs, seven drink tickets (redeemable for beer, vine and cocktails from Baconfest’s beverage partners), a Baconfest tote bag and a souvenir program guide. Tickets are on sale HERE.

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