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Bacon Fest Chicago

Come to Bacon Fest Chicago at the UIC Pavilion March 31-April 1, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

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: 1901 at Ace Bounce, Barn and Company, Devon Seafood Grill, Rack House Tavern, Three Floyds Brew Pub, Old Town Social, 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 more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.