Bacon Fest


Bacon Fest

Come to Bacon Fest Chicago at the UIC Pavilion April 6-7, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

Did you know that March is Bacon Month? Bacon Fest allows you to visit food booths from well-known Chicago restaurants and sample bacon-favored dishes! You get a Bacon Fest: Guide to Bacon pamphlet to carry around, or just follow your nose to tons of tasty treats! There will be bacon-based cocktails and brews! Pro and amateur chefs will vie for the Golden Rasher Awards. There will also be a contest for poetry, video and song entries about bacon!

Just a sample of participating restaurants: The Delta, Caviar, Hearth and Crust, The Signature Room at the 95th, Angry Pig Tavern, Bangers and Lace, Barn and Company, El Tapeo, Greene Street Grill, Rack House Tavern, Three Floyds Brew Pub, Peckish Pig, Italian Village Restaurants, Market House on the Square, Paddy Long’s, South Water Kitchen, and a whole lot more! Become a member of Nation and order tee shirts, aprons, caps and hoodies!

The University of Illinois Chicago Pavilion is located at 725 West Roosevelt in Chicago. For tickets and schedule information go online to and follow the prompts. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Make your Bacon Fest Chicago experience more enjoyable by staying at the Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.