18 - 20 August 2023
Kingaroy BaconFest is a three day sizzling food festival that celebrates the versatility of bacon and puts Australian pork on centre stage.
Bacon lovers will experience various competitions, live music, fashion parades, cooking demonstrations, markets and most importantly delicious BACONY foods!
At Kingaroy BaconFest celebrity chefs put on a show and cook up a storm! Alastair McLeod and his cooking comrade, Miguel Maestre, will be HERE at Kingaroy BaconFest, cooking over the weekend in Ready, Steady, BACON at the TAFE Queensland stage!
Wine & Swine Evening
This is a dinner party like no other and officially opens Kingaroy BaconFest on the Friday night. Enjoy delicious tapas-style food, a pig on the spit served five ways and two choices of dessert. To complete the celebration, South Burnett band ‘Ryza’ and their infectious rhythms will keep your trotters tapping all night.
Long Table Breakfast at the Whipbird
A celebration of locally-grown foods prepared by local culinary artists Zarly and Devon. This delicious hand-grown, prepared and cooked breakfast experience in the old chapel nestled amongst the Gum Trees will sell out quickly!
The Rasher’s Rush cycling and running event takes place along the popular South Burnett Rail Trail, Queensland’s longest sealed rail trail, and is coordinated by the Wondai Country Running Festival and Kingaroy Nutters. Whether you fancy a 4km walk/run, a 10km run or a 20-30km ride, this is the perfect opportunity to discover the South Burnett a little more!
The Big Breakfast
For those who love ‘low and slow’ BBQ, BaconFest hosts the SunPork Smoke-Off, an official round of the Australasian BBQ Alliance Championship Series. Walk around the BBQ teams.
Bacon Eating Competition
Celebrity Cooking Demos
And the 2023 Celebrities are:
- Miguel Maestre
- Alastair McLeod
- Dan & Steph
Food & Artisan Markets
Enjoy our two-day food market where every vendor has bacon or pork on the menu, explore the South Burnett’s local wine and produce and embrace the fun and quirky nature of this event.
Our pageant celebrates all pinups showcasing vintage glamour, fun lighthearted style and grace with a splash of BaconFest-themed creativity!
Beard of BaconFest
Beard of BaconFest celebrates the perfect partnership between beards and bacon. You’ll be judged on personality, presentation and of course your beard!
Best Bacon-Themed Dress Up
Visit the Little Piggies children’s area for under 12s. The area is full of games and activities for the kids and its very own stage!
Slow down, relax, and spend some time exploring nearby towns, taking in the country air and friendly community while in the South Burnett.