Once Upon A Time…
The idea for a BaconFest came to our first Chief Baconeer Kathryn Stevens one night while doing the washing up. This light bulb moment was discussed at length over coffee and wine and slowly but surely began to gain some momentum. Before long, an impressive team of enthusiastic and bacon-loving volunteers had signed up for the cause and committed themselves to delivering a weekend-long celebration of the pig. These creative individuals are passionate about the South Burnett region and committed to using their professional skills and talents to give back to the community by delivering a truly delicious event.
Meet the Team
Anitta has lived the majority of her life in Kingaroy and is passionate about inclusion in the broader community. She has owned and/or assisted in the daily runnings of a number of small businesses owned and operated by her family. Her favourite colour is green and she has a cat named Clementine…oh and she loved a good traditional bacon and egg burger. This year Anitta has taken on the challenge of Chief Baconeer.
Hi, I’m Sharon and I am excited about being involved in bringing the community together for a weekend of food, fun and entertainment. I’m a local farmer who loves cooking and entertaining family and friends. My children have finished school, so now it’s my time to invest a bit of energy in meeting new people and doing new things. BaconFest, bring it on!
Megan grew up in the South Burnett region and loves what Kingaroy BaconFest has done for Kingaroy and the surrounding areas. Megan has been a volunteer from the beginning and is now the treasurer. Megan loves giving back to the community and showcasing what our region has to offer.
Shannon moved to the south Burnett 12 years ago with her young family. She has always enjoyed giving back to the community through volunteer work. Shannon is passionate about educating the community about all things health. Previously Shannon has enjoyed volunteering at BaconFest however, this year. She has stepped into the coordinator role for ticketed events.
Kylie grew up in the South Burnett and is passionate about supporting her local community. When she heard the name of some of the events planned for Kingaroy BaconFest, Kevin Bacon Movie Night, Wine and Swine and Little Piggies in the Park” she couldn’t resist jumping on board the committee. Kylie is helping coordinate the Kevin Bacon Movie Night and the Volunteers. Kylie is excited about working with a group of like-minded passionate community members.
Hi, my name is Evalyn! I have a deep passion to serve and volunteer in our community, and a dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Giving back to a community that has provided so much opportunity for my family and I is one of the most important things I can do and why not do it by celebrating BACON! This is my second year as a Baconeer and I’m so incredibly grateful to be a part of the adventure. My role is store coordinator and this year I’m dedicated to bringing home the bacon, and I’m excited to challenge our vendors to bring their best bacon creations to the event! “So go ahead and ham it up, and remember to always keep your passion crispy!”
Mark made the move to the South Burnett 15 years ago from the Darling Downs and hasn’t looked back since. This man appreciates good food and the South Burnett grows some of the best, so this dude is here to stay!
Mark is a self-confessed bacon enthusiast, in his words “crazy about bacon”, so when the Chief Baconeer tapped him on the shoulder about a position on the Committee, he jumped into it with the enthusiasm only a true Baconeer can possess.
Mark and his wife have raised their three Junior Baconeers here in the South Burnett, and all of them like nothing more than a bacon sanga, but Marks favourite…. Chicken Carbonara with loads of extra bacon.
I’m Michelle. I enjoy fresh air, fresh sheets and fresh bacon. I love being part of the amazing team bringing bacon to the people. As a relative newcomer to Kingaroy, I have been so impressed with the people, produce and natural beauty of the South Burnett. My favourite bacon dish is Canadian Pancakes.
I’m Tony Cisneros from Queensland Australia a self-taught guitarist performing professionally in cover bands all over South East Queensland. I have my own recording studio. I’ve gained a lot of experience/knowledge/influence & styles as you can clearly hear from my Low Fidelity unMastered Rock Albums and techno albums.
Kay and Ralph Clark
Information & Merch
Ralph and Kay are passionate about tourism and what the beautiful South Burnett has to offer visitors. When BaconFest was first developed, they thought it was a great idea and had no hesitation in becoming involved as volunteers to assist in making it the terrific event that it is today. We are thrilled that they proudly accepted. Kay’s favourite meal is Bacon and Cheese toasties and Ralph….well he says “anything with bacon!!!”
Push Pull Marketing PR and Events
Push Pull Marketing, PR and Events are proud and committed supporters of the regions. We guide businesses, causes and events towards success and new market opportunities to encourage growth, stability, and enthusiasm for bettering regional living. We were at the first Kingaroy BaconFest, and have been following where bacon goes ever since.