CHICAGO — It's nearly that time of year: tickets to Baconfest 2017 are now on sale.
The ninth annual Baconfest, held at the UIC Forum, 725. W Roosevelt Rd., features creative bacon dishes from chefs across Chicago, bacon-inspired cocktails and other bacon creations. This year's fest, running the weekend of March 31, will feature 150 chefs from across the city.
Tickets for the event went on sale at noon Wednesday. The fest is selling a limited number of discounted, early bird tickets that run $75; regular-priced tickets go for $100.
For a $200 VIP ticket, attendees can get access to the event an hour before everyone else.
Tickets can be purchased here or at UIC's box office, 525 S. Racine Ave.
With a ticket, attendees are welcomed to unlimited amounts of bacon as well as seven drink tickets.
The festival allows bacon fanatics a chance to try the food item in new and creative ways. Beyond bacon samples, mixologists will craft bacon-inspired drinks and various bacon products will also be for sale.
Baconfest has three sessions: a Friday dinner, a Saturday lunch and a Saturday dinner. Tickets are only good for one session. It wil begin Friday, March 31 and wrap up Saturday, April 1.
A portion of ticket proceeds goes to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which has received $360,000 in donations from Baconfest since 2009, the fest said.
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