Snag your BaconFest tickets soon

The 2022 festival promises to be 'pigger' than ever. PHOTO: Nancy Jayde Photography

The Kingaroy BaconFest Committee is squealing with excitement to announce tickets for BaconFest 2022 will go on sale at 1pm, Monday, 23 May 2022.

The annual event had been cancelled in previous years due to Covid-19 restrictions, but is due to be held this year from 19-21 August.

Held in the outdoors and spacious country facilities, Chief Baconeer, Kristy Board, said there would be something for everyone at Australia’s premier Bacon Festival in the regional town of Kingaroy.

“Whether you’re looking to sip and swig at the Wine and Swine dinner party, be a Rasher and walk, run or ride the South Burnett Rail Trail in the Rasher’s Rush or celebrate food provenance with the more relaxed vibe of the intimate Long Table Breakfast; it’s sure to be a ‘pig’ weekend full of bacon, rashers, swine, BBQ, cheek, music, local food, more bacon and even more bacon,” Ms Board said.

In order to cover the extra costs that come with running a safe and sustainable event, punters will also, for the first time, need to purchase a ticket to be able to enter the festival precinct.

These tickets should be purchased online and will range in cost from $6, for a one-day general admission ticket, to a $25 two-day family pass.

“Charging a small entry fee will help ensure that BaconFest can continue putting greasy smiles on happy faces for many years to come,” Ms Board said.

“Given the challenges experienced by our Arts industry over the past few years, we cross our bacon hearts that we will do everything to keep our patrons safe and able to attend this year’s Kingaroy Baconfest.”

A general admission ticket will include access to the BaconFest Food Market, the Beer & Wine Garden, SunPork’s Swig and Swine Deck, the SunPork Smoke-Off BBQ Competition area, the Little Piggies Area for Under 12s and the South Burnett Flavours local produce market.

Admission will also include cooking demonstrations by chefs including The Living Room’s Miguel Maestre, fresh, seasonal and local ingredient passionate Matt Golinski and former My Kitchen Rules winners Dan and Steph from ‘Travel and Eat with Dan and Steph.’

It will also include the bacon eating competition, BaconFest Pin-Up Pageant, Beard of BaconFest and Jnr Baconeer competition and plenty of live music on the main stage to keep your trotters tapping.

The BaconFest festival precinct will be open from 10am –11pm on Saturday, 20 August and from 10am–3pm on Sunday, 21 August.

To purchase your tickets and find out more information about individual events visit www.kingaroybaconfest.com.au

Kingaroy BaconFest is supported by SunPork Fresh Foods and funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal in partnership with the Australian Government. The event is also supported by the Queensland Government through its Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! In Queensland events calendar. Other major sponsors are South Burnett Regional Council, TAFE Queensland South West, Australian Pork Limited and Ergon Energy Energex.