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Bacon Festival and Events Directory

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

This directory includes the latest information for bacon fest 2023 events, sorted according to date.

We’re excited to connect in person with our favorite community of BENSA members and bacon lovers in the days ahead! 

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The Bacon and Beer Classic Returns

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

2023 Bacon Festivals and Events

February 2023

BaconFest – Feb. 26, 2023, Milwaukee, WI

March 2023

Denver Beer Co.’s Beer, Bacon, and Coffee Fest – March 4-5, 2023, Denver CO

Gulf Coast Beer and Bacon Festival – March 4, 2023, Gulfport, MS – *Meet BENSA founder Eliza Cross at this event!

Bacon and Bourbon Fest – March 25 and 26, 2023, Wellington, FL

April 2023

McClure Bacon Fest – April 15, 2023 – McClure, PA

May 2023

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival – May 12-13, 2023, Des Moines, IA

BaCon – May 13, 2023, Cleveland, TN

Lake Geneva Bacon Fest – May 12-14, 2023, Mount Pleasant, WI

June 2023

NH Bacon and Beer Festival – June 3, 2023, Merrimack, NH

New Glarus Beer Bacon and Cheese – June 10, 2023, New Glarus, WI

Toledo Beer and Bacon Fest – June 17, 2023, Toledo, OH

Keystone Bacon and Bourbon Festival – June 24-25, 2023, Keystone, CO

July 2023

Bacon Bourbon and Brew Festival – July 21-23, 2023, Newport, KY

August 2023

National Bacon Lover’s Day – August 20, 2023

Breckenridge Hogfest – August 25-27, 2023, Breckenridge, CO  

September 2023

Bacon and Brews Festival – Sept. 2, 2023, Oak Creek, WI

International Bacon Day – September 2, 2023

October 2023

Memphis Flyer Bacon and Bourbon – Oct. 6, 2023, Memphis, TN

Bacon Bourbon and Music Fest – October 7, 2023 – Smithfield, VA

Bacon Bash Texas – October 21, 2023 – Cranfills Gap, TX

November 2023

PA Bacon Fest – Nov. 4-5, 2023, Easton, PA

Bacon and Barrel Festival – Nov. 9, 2023, Nashville, TN

December 2023

National Bacon Day – December 30, 2023

Previous Events – Awaiting New Dates

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

Bacon & BBQ Fest – Vero Beach, FL

Bacon and Beer Classic – San Jose, CA

Bacon and Beer Classic – Seattle, WA

Bacon and Beer Classic Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN

Bacon and Beer Classic – New York, NY

Bacon and Bourbon Bar Crawl – Columbia, SC

Bacon and Bourbon Fest – Altoona, PA 

Beer and Bacon Fest – Wausau, WI

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 Brews – Reno, NV

Bacon Fest – Kelley’s Island, OH

Bacon Fest – Lansing, MI

Baconfest – Genoa, IL

Baconfest Chicago

Baconfest – Dummerston, VT

BaconFest – Portage, IN

Bacon Jam – Fort Meyers, FL

The Bacon Tour – Dallas, TX

Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown – Morristown, NJ

Beer Bacon and Bourbon – Crown Point, IN

Boudin and Bacon – Lafayette, LA

Bourbon and Bacon Fest – Kittery, ME

Bourbon, Bacon and Brisket – Jennings, LA

Cave Spring Bacon Fest and Car Show – Rome, GA

Craft Brew and Bacon Festival – Kennewick, WA

Denver Bacon and Beer Classic – Denver, CO

Dewey / Rehoboth Bacon Fest – Dewey Beach, DE

Fresno County Bacon Festival – Fresno, CA

Indiana Bacon Festival – Delphi, IN

Madison’s Bacon Bash – Madison, SD

NJ Baconfest – Medford, NJ

Ozarks Bacon Fest – Springfield, MO

Sacramento Bacon Fest – Sacramento CA

St. Pete Beer Bacon and BBQ – Saint Petersburg, FL

World Food Championships – Dallas TX

To submit your bacon event, please contact us.

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

This page was updated on February 17, 2023.


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