Baconfest 2011 Goes Big at the UIC Forum

Baconfest 2011
Baconfest 2011

Chicago’s original Baconfest is heading for the big leagues. After last year’s event in the quaint Stan Mansion, the “Bigger, Better, and More Bacontastic” Baconfest 2011, will take place on April 9 in the epic UIC Forum. What does this all mean? Well, apparently it’s just an excuse for more cured pork: “Audience capacity greatly increased, more chefs, more vendors and generally more Bacon fireworks all around.” Tickets will go on sale in “early 2011,” as will the complete list of vendors. Check out all of the porky details after the jump.

April 9th 2011 at the UIC FORUM - Baconfest Chicago 2011

1. When can we secure tickets!!!? Tickets will go on-sale to the general public in early 2011. To receive an a announcement when the tix go on sale, or to receive announcements about early limited ticket sales,sign up on our NEW mailing list at This is the first place that we’ll announce availability of tickets, and given how fast we sold out last year, your gonna wanna be signed up here to get the first alerts about tickets.
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2. When will you announce the line-up of Chefs and vendors? In conjunction with public ticket sales in early 2011.

3. Is it really worth structuring my travel schedule to make sure I’m in town and at Baconfest Chicago on April 9th 2011? In a word, “yes!”. And if you need more convincing to attend a festival dedicated to the most flavorful of meats, see PRESS to re-live last year’s glory. And remember, that was then - this is now. The UIC Forum is going to be an incredible new home for Baconfest Chicago.

So there you have it. Again: SATURDAY APRIL 9th 2011 at the UIC FORUM. Mark you calendars.

For the second straight year, Baconfest Chicago is proud to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository in their efforts to fight hunger in Cook County. Baconfest Chicago is donating a signficant portion of all proceeds to GCFD and will host a Food Drive for the GCFD in conjunction with the April 9th festival. For more information, see Greater Chicago Food Depository.


Baconfest 2011 Goes Big at the UIC Forum