If you come to this festival, you will see every possible dish prepared with bacon. And we really mean it. Everything will have bacon in it at this festival. Moreover, the best chefs will look after the best preparations and cooking. However, if you think this is only about getting greasy fingers, you might be a bit disappointed. The festval also features plenty of music and competitions!
Baconfest is not just a bacon-paradise. The festival partners with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to fight hunger in Chicago region. There is a food drive at the festival where anyone can make a contribution for the Food Depository to support the hungry people.
Baconfest showcases Chicago’s best chefs who create and serve fantastic bacon dishes to thousands of bacon connoisseurs. There will be plenty of bacon-inspired cocktails, beer and wine to complement a fatty meal. The festival showcases "bacontrepreneurs", artisan bacon-makers, and bacon-friendly brands who exhibit their goods and reach out to bacon community. The best chefs and participants get the Golden Rasher awards from a panel of respected judges.The Oscars of the bacon world also go to creators of Bacon arts poetry, video, and song.