Chicago Events – Baconfest: Bacon, Bacon, & More Bacon

One of the most popular food festivals in Chicago descends with a sizzle on April 30 and May 1: Baconfest is back! Featuring three different tasting sessions to choose from, this savory, salty event is every bacon lover’s dream. Guests walk around the UIC Forum and taste the bacon-infused concoctions created by local chefs. Mixologists, craft breweries and wine tastings will be on hand as well, so that you have something to wash it all down with. What will you find at Baconfest? Take a look at some of the treats on the menu from last year:

  • Bacon Almond Joy with Applewood Smoked Pepper Coated Bacon, Ecuadorian Dark Chocolate, Toasted Coconut Marshmallow & Marcona Almonds
  • Bacon-Infused Soda with Bacon-Wrapped Pork Belly “Ice Cube”
  • BLT Skewer with Bacon Cheddar Monkey Bread, Smashed Avocado, Bacon Lardon, Tomato Mousse, Pepper Relish & Kale Flakes
  • Red Velvet Bacon Spoon with Mango Cotton Candy

Tickets are on sale now, and VIP packages are available. Stay at our hotel in River North, and you’ll be 2.5 miles away from the party. Enjoy a rooftop deck with skyline views, indoor heated pool, fitness center and a pizza parlor with lounge – just in case you haven’t had enough bacon. Do you have questions about accommodations at our hotel, or about Chicago events and festivals? Please contact us today at 1 (312) 467-0800 for more information and to book your reservations.


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