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Bacon Month is Here!

March 31 2015 - 9:00 AM
Baconfest Chicago 

Now that April is almost here, it’s officially Bacon Month in Chicago. What’s Bacon Month? It’s a 30-day celebration of all things Bacon!

Baconfest Chicago partnered with ACME Hotel Company, the Greater Chicago Food Depository and other local businesses for a month of pork programming. Chicago foodies can enjoy bacon events including tastings, interactive chef demos, and even weekly Kevin Bacon movie nights at ACME Hotel.Bacon Month officially kicks off Tuesday at The Berkshire Room with an exclusive pork party. Attendees can get a sneak preview of Baconfest Chicago with bacon-inspired cocktails created by four of Chicago’s top mixologists as well as sweet and savory bacon bites from The Berkshire Room. Tickets are available now!

Perhaps the most anticipated event in this year’s lineup is the 7th Annual Baconfest Chicago April 17th-18th at UIC Forum. The foodie fest features more than 170 restaurants and chefs with bacon-centric dishes, and bacon-inspired beverages. The fest attracts a sold-out crowd of nearly 5,000 people over two days. Now that’s gotta be a lot of bacon.


Check out some upcoming Bacon Month events:
  •  2nd Annual Bacon Month Kickoff Party, March 31st, ACME Hotel Company (tickets)
  • Whole Foods Market Bacon Master Classes featuring Lagunitas beer pairings
  • Whole Foods Market Free Bacon Sampling Events, April 11 noon – 3pm at all 9 Chicago Whole Foods Market locations
  • Bacon Tastings, April 8th and April 15th at The Berkshire Room
  • Bacon Themed Arts n Spirits Painting Class featuring Revolution Brewery, April 16 at ACME Hotel Company (tickets)
  • Kevin Bacon Movie Nights, every Tuesday in April starting April 7 at ACME Hotel Company


For a full calendar,  ticket information for Bacon Month events, and additional bacon specials from participating Baconfest Chicago restaurants, visit