A Bounty of Bacon This Weekend - Tickets still available to BaconFest

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:40am

Baconfest, that ode to all things meat candy, returns this weekend to Chicago's UIC Forum. There are bacon cocktails, bacon appetizers, bacon entrees, and bacon desserts. Bacon costumes, bacon tattoos, bacon art -you get the idea. It's a veritable bacon bonanza.

If you've given up on attending because the event usually sells out in minutes, this is your lucky year. They've made it even bigger in 2016, with over 150 Chicago chefs, including 40 new entrants, and a new brunch session.

There are now three sessions: a Saturday lunch session, a Saturday evening session, and for the first time a Sunday brunch. Each session features a VIP hour prior to opening for general admission as well as a featured cocktail. At press time there are still tickets available to all but the Saturday evening VIP session. 

Baconfest 2016 Schedule

Saturday Lunch - April 30

  • Featured cocktail: TIKI
  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM Cooking Channel VIP Hour
  • 12:00PM - 3:00PM General Admission Period

Saturday Dinner - April 30

  • Featured cocktail: Old Fashioned
  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM Cooking Channel VIP Hour (SOLD OUT)
  • 7:00PM - 10:00PM General Admission Period

Sunday Brunch - May 1
Presented by Jewel-Osco

  • Featured cocktail: Bloody Mary
  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM Cooking Channel VIP Hour
  • 12:00PM - 3:00PM General Admission Period

Tickets for the 8th Annual Baconfest at UIC Forum, 725 Roosevelt Rd, are $100 for general admission and $200 for VIP. They're available at baconfest.com/ticket.

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