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18 - 20 August 2023








Festival Events

A ham-packed, 3-day program of events for the whole family!

Punters can anticipate a ‘pig day out’ at Kingaroy BaconFest!

The three-day sizzling food festival in Queensland’s beautiful South Burnett celebrates the versatility of bacon and puts Australian pork on centre stage.

Discover the joy of bacon fries and bacon ice cream at a two-day food market featuring specialist food trucks, attend a bacon-eating competition, or learn from the best in the business at cooking demonstrations and masterclasses.

Bacon lovers with a flair for fashion may want to enter a BaconFest pinup pageant or Beard of BaconFest contest conducted by popular pinup icon Bettie Butcher. There’s even a Rasher’s Rush cycling and running event along the South Burnett Rail Trail and special activities for little piglets with a corner of the festival devoted to kids.

The crackling on the cake will be a 24 hour Australasian Barbecue Alliance sanctioned SunPork Smoke-off competition. Ticketed events not to be missed include ‘Wine and Swine’ on Friday night, showcasing local wine and produce, and a ‘Long Table Breakfast’ on Sunday morning in Kingaroy’s Central Business District.

Long Table Breakfast

Long Table Breakfast

Wine & Swine

Wine and Swine Evening

Live Music

Live Music


Junior Baconeer Dress Up

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Pinup Pageant


Beard Of BaconFest

Bacon Eating Comp

Bacon Eating Competition

Rashers Run

Rashers Rush Run/Ride

Celebrity Cooking

Celebrity Cooking Demos

We Are tickled pink that Australia's favourite fun loving Spanish spunk, Miguel Maestre will be headlining Kingaroy BaconFest, 20-22 August 2021.
Alastair McLeod

Celebrity Chefs

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!

Ready Steady Bacon!

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!

BaconFest Map

Win a Years Supply of Bacon!

Register for our bacon-eating competition. Entry is $5. Take out the whole competition and win Bacon for a year from Australian Pork Limited!

Parking around the town

Headline Events

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!

Rasher's Rush

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

This is a casual breakfast occasion made for the whole community. If you haven’t chosen to dine out for breakfast in Kingaroy, come on in and join us for breakfast at 7am, enjoy more bacon, on your plate full of breakfast in the Forecourt.

SunPork Smoke-Off

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

Our Bacon Chomp Comp returns in all its sizzling glory! Want to be crowned the swashbuckling bacon-eating champ of BaconFest? Take out the whole competition and win Bacon for a year from Australian Pork Limited.

Live Music

Local musicians will play live music throughout the day and into the evenings. Check out who is playing when and where throughout the program here.

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.

Pinup Pageant

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

Dress Up and celebrate bacon with what you wear. Extra points will be awarded for capturing the BaconFest Spirit – so get those imaginative, creative thinking caps on!

Little Piggies

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!

Youth 12-24

Join in a range of Youth activities for children aged 12-14. Enjoy a Pig Jam - battle of the bands, Glitter Bar, Slushies and Popcorn all completely free at O’Neill Square, or the skateboarding workshops at the Kingaroy Skate Park. Brought to the festival by South Burnett Regional Council Youth Council and CTC Youth Services. This event is located outside of the footprint and does not require a ticket.


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!

Country Hospitality

Slow down, relax, and spend some time exploring nearby towns, taking in the country air and friendly community while in the South Burnett.

Local Hospitality

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