Celebrity Chef Alastair McLeod and friends will cook up a storm in the Kingaroy Town Hall on Saturday from 12.30pm and Sunday from noon!
Register for our bacon-eating competition. Entry is $5. Take out the whole competition and win Bacon for a year from Australian Pork Limited!
Organise your day with our program, so you don't miss any big events at the festival.
Don't want to drive to BaconFest? Why not catch a shuttlebus? We have outlined the shuttlebus route for BaconFest.
You'll be able to find where the different events are taking place using the BaconFest Mud Map.
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!
Kingaroy BaconFest is supported by SunPork Fresh Foods and funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and Tourism and Events Queensland.