Bacon Events and Festivals

Welcome to the largest, most comprehensive list of more than 50 of the best bacon events, bacon festivals, cook-offs, dinners, educational events, tours, and even special holidays like National Bacon Lovers Day in the U.S.

This directory includes bacon bashes for 2021 and 2022, sorted according to date.

We’re excited to see many of our favorite bacon fest events returning, and look forward to safely connecting in person with bacon lovers and BENSA members in the months ahead! 

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The Bacon and Beer Classic Returns in 2021

We’re constantly updating this directory, so please contact us if you discover new bacon festivals or think we should check out an event.

2021 Bacon Events and Festivals

August 2021

Bacon Bourbon and Brews – August 6, 2021, Reno, NV

Bacon and Bourbon Bar Crawl – August 14, 2021, Columbia, SC

Beer Bacon and Bourbon – August 14, 2021, Crown Point, IN

Indiana Bacon Festival – August 28, 2021, Delphi, IN

Paul’s Bacon Ride – August 28, 2021, Baxter, MN

September 2021

International Bacon Day – September 4, 2021

Bacon and Brews Festival – September 4, 2021, Oak Creek, WI

The Bacon Tour – September 4, 2021, Dallas, TX

Memphis Flyer Bacon and Bourbon – September 10, 2020, Memphis, TN

Brattleboro Baconfest 2021 – September 11, 2021, Dummerston, VT

Madison’s Bacon Bash – September 11, 2021, Madison, SD

NH Bacon and Beer Festival – September 11, 2021, Merrimack NH

Baconfest 2021 – September 18, 2021, Dummerston, VT

Dewey / Rehoboth Bacon Fest 7.5 – September 24, 2021, Dewey Beach, DE

October 2021

NJ Baconfest – October 2 and 3, 2021, Medford, NJ

Bacon, Bourbon and Music Fest – October 2, 2021 – Smithfield, VA

Bacon Bash Texas – October 16, 2021, Cranfills Gap, TX

Boudin and Bacon – October 16, 2021, Lafayette, LA

Ozarks Bacon Fest – October 16, 2021, Springfield, MO

Treasure Coast Bacon Fest – October 23-24, 2021, Vero Beach, FL

November 2021

PA Bacon Fest – Nov. 6-7, 2021, Easton, PA

World Food Championships – November 5-9, 2021, Dallas, TX

December 2021

National Bacon Day – December 30, 2021

2021 Dates to be Announced

Baconfest Chicago

Bacon and Barrel Festival, Nashville, TN

2022 Bacon Festivals and Events

January 2022

St. Pete Beer Bacon and BBQ – January 15-16, 2022, Saint Petersburg, FL

February 2022

Craft Brew and Bacon Festival – February 19, 2022, Kennewick, WA

March 2022

Gulf Coast Beer and Bacon and Chocolate Festival – March 5, 2022, Gulfport, MS

April 2022

BaCon – April 6, 2022, Cleveland, TN

May 2022

Lake Geneva Bacon Fest –  date coming soon – Lake Geneva, WI

June 2022

Zingerman’s Camp Bacon – dates coming soon – Ann Arbor, MI

August 2022

Breckenridge Hogfest – August 26th-28th, 2022, Breckenridge, CO  

October 2022

Bacon, Bourbon and Music Fest – October 1, 2022, Smithfield, VA

2022 Events to be Announced

Air Capital Bacon, Bourbon and Brews Festival – Wichita, KS

Bacon and Beer Classic Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN

Bacon and Bourbon Fest – Altoona, PA 

Bacon and Bourbon Fest – Wellington, FL

Bacon and Brews – Madison, WI

Bacon and Wine Pairing – Portland, OR

Bacon BBQ Cookoff – Brush Prairie, WA

Bacon, Bourbon and Blues – Oviedo, FL

Bacon Bourbon and Brew Festival – Newport, KY

Bacon Fest – Kelley’s Island, OH

Bacon Jam – Fort Meyers and Punta Gorda, FL

BaconFest – Milwaukee, WI

BaconFest – Portage, IN

Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown – Morristown, NJ

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival – Des Moines, IA and Keystone, CO

Cave Spring Bacon Fest and Car Show – Rome, GA

Denver Bacon and Beer Classic – Denver, CO

Denver Beer Co. Beer, Bacon and Coffee Fest – Denver, CO

Festival of Bacon – Groveland, FL

Keystone Bacon and Bourbon Festival – Keystone, CO

New Glarus Bacon Beer and Cheese – New Giarus, WI

Sacramento Bacon Fest – Sacramento CA

Xtreme Bacon Festival – Fayville, MA

Zingerman’s Camp Bacon – Ann Arbor, MI

This page was last updated on July 12, 2021 by Eliza Cross.

If you need background information about bacon, check out our Fun Bacon Nutrition Facts guide.