A sizzling countdown for BaconFest

FANCY: BaconMan meets the Wine and Swine guests for the 2019 BaconFest launch. Picture: Nancy Jayde Photography

by Jessica McGrath

The countdown is on with Kingaroy’s biggest mouth-watering festival just a month away.

Kingaroy BaconFest 2021 will paint the town pink on 20 to 22 August, with a jam packed schedule for the whole family.

A celebration of all things pig, the festival will put bacon and pork centre stage.

Celebrity chefs Miguel Maestre, Sunpork ambassadors Dan and Steph Mulheron and South Burnett Food Ambassador Jason Ford will be keen to show of the porky recipes in cooking demonstrations.

Guests can enjoy live music, bacon eating competitions and the food market stalls or head along to the fancy BaconFest Wine and Swine and the long-awaited VIP Long Table Breakfast.

This year numbers will be capped due to Covid restrictions. The Long Table Breakfast is already sold out and the Wine and Swine event only has limited tickets left, so bacon fans are urged to get a sizzle on and secure their spot.

There will be 8500 general admission tickets allocated for both Saturday 21, 10am-11pm and Sunday 22 August, 10am-3pm.

Adult prices will be $6 per day, or $10 for two-day entry. Child or concession entry 5-18 years-old (under 5 years gain free entry) and pensioner holders entry will be $3 for one day or $4 for two days.

A family pass, including two general admissions and two child entries will be $15 for the day or available for $25 for two days.

Be sure to stay on to watch the BaconFest Pin-up Pageant and Best Beard of BaconFest competition, explore the Little Piggies in the Park event or visit the South Burnett Flavours Farmers Market.

The festival weekend will get of to a crackling start with the BaconFest Wine and Swine on Friday 20 August from 6-11pm. This dinner party will be like no other, complete with fairy lights, live music from South Burnett band Ryza and delicious tapas style food. There is just 350 tickets for this party at $80 each.

The Rasher’s Rush, a cycling and running event along the South Burnett Rail Trail, is the only BaconFest event with unlimited tickets.

Held on 21 August from 8am to 10am, this free, but ticketed, event allows you to choose between a 4km walk/ run, a 10km run or a 20-30km ride.

The exclusive BaconFest VIP Long Table Breakfast will feature locally-grown produce prepared by the Farm2Fork Collective President Robert Schablon.

The delicious breakfast experience has no doubt become a signature BaconFest event and will be followed by a chance to meet local producers during a VIP shopping experience in the South Burnett Flavours Market before it officially opens to the public.

Book tickets online at www.kingaroybaconfest.com.au