Everyone’s favorite food gets a day (or two) of its own this coming April and you can secure your early bird tickets as soon as Monday!
On April 5 -6, 2019, head to the UIC Forum for a bacon extravaganza. Yep, you heard it – Baconfest is an annual one-of-a-kind event honoring one of the most celebrated food items ever.
This year, there are three sessions that you’re invited to attend, a Friday dinner session from 7 pm –10 pm, a Saturday lunch session from 12 pm – 3 pm, and a Saturday dinner session from 7 pm – 10 pm. VIP sessions take place an hour before and through each event.
In years past, guests were treated to tasty dishes like Chocolate Covered Jerk Candied Bacon, BBQ Pork Pie, and Roasted Red Pepper & Bacon Gnocchi, so we’re preeeetty sure there will be plenty of bacon-y goodness to go around in 2019.
Tickets are $85 plus fees for general admission, $160 plus fees for VIP, or $70 plus fees when bought in a group of 5 or more. BUT if you buy your tickets during the limited edition sale on Cyber Monday, you can get your admission fee for just $65! Hell to the yeah.
Tickets come with unlimited bacon samples (thank god) and 7 drink tickets to be used throughout the fest. If you don’t plan on having any drinks on the night of, you can purchase a discounted Baconfest ticket for just $60.
After graduating from the U of I with a Bachelor’s in English, Courtney hit the ground running. A lifelong passion for writing (oddly foreshadowed by a tendency to live on streets named after dead British authors) is what drives her professional endeavors. When she’s not at her desk with headphones in, cranking out articles on Chicago’s music, dining, and nightlife scenes, you can usually find her at concerts around the city, watching horror movies, psyching herself into going to the gym, or obsessing over scented candles.