9th Annual Baconfest Chicago Tickets on Sale in Time for Holidays

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Unique, Experiential Gift Perfect for Fun-Loving Foodies and Bacon Cult Fans.

Baconfest Chicago

David Burke’s Primehouse’s Tasso Toasted Ravioli & Maple Bacon Macarons

“Bacon is the one gift that everyone loves, it always fits, and it never goes out of style,” Seth Zurer, co-founder of Baconfest Chicago

Just in time for the holidays, tickets for Baconfest Chicago 2017 are on sale now. “Snuggies, Chia Pets, Lazy Mop Slippers, let’s stop the holiday gift giving madness. Instead of more stuff, give a once-in-year bacon experience,” said Seth Zurer, co-founder of Baconfest Chicago. “Bacon is the one gift that everyone loves, it always fits, and it never goes out of style.”

On March 31 and April 1, more than 150 of the city’s best chefs will gather together with members of the bacon community to celebrate pork and culinary ingenuity at the ninth annual Baconfest Chicago. Baconfest Chicago 2017 will unfold over the course of three sessions at the UIC Forum located at 725 West Roosevelt, each with its own unique menu of creative bacon dishes and its own lineup of celebrated chefs.

2016 Baconfest Chicago Highlights

From left to right: Autre Monde Cafe’s Bacon Pate Banh Mi Sandwich - Bacon pate, cherry bomb relish, Kewpie mayo, cilantro, baguette, David Burke’s Primehouse’s Tasso Toasted Ravioli & Maple Bacon Macarons - Ravioli created with a blend of pea, egg, and smoked seasoned pork jowl paired with a bacon macaron with maple buttercream and bacon caramel and Honey Butter Fried Chicken Bacon Chicken and Grits with bacon, grits and fried chicken.

Baconfest Chicago Tickets
Early Bird pricing for General Admission tickets will be $75 plus ticketing fees; Early Bird VIP tickets will go for $175 plus fees. Once Early Bird tickets are sold out, prices rise to $100 for General Admission and $200 for VIP. All ticket holders get access to their selected General Admission session, including unlimited bacon dishes from more than 50 chefs as well as seven drinks tickets good for beer, wine and cocktails. VIP ticket holders are allowed one hour of early access to the session selected, with no crowds and unfettered access to bacon pleasure. Tickets to the event are on sales now at baconfestchicago.com/ticket. A limited number of discounted Early Bird tickets will be available for purchase.

Baconfest Chicago supports the Greater Chicago Food Depository with a donation from event proceeds, a raffle on site and a food drive at the event. Over its eight year history, the event has generated more than $360,000 in donations to the area's largest food bank. This translates to more than 1.1 million meals for hungry people in our community.

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