When: 23rd-25th August
Entry Price: FREE
THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS AT BACONFEST 2019:
SunPork Pork Pit
Are you a lover of hot and crunchy loaded gems? Come see us at our Pork Pit ????. We’ve got two amazing options for you – both with, yes you guessed it, bacon! If that isn’t yummy enough, we’ll also have a seven tiered chocolate fountain with deep fried bacon sticks for dipping *drool*.
Take a photo at our Pork Pit and share it on your social with #sunporkporkpit for the opportunity to win a SunPork goody bag! If you’re after our infamous piggy socks this will be your chance to get your hands, or more like feet, on a pair!
SunPork Swig & Swine
In the bacon spirit, we’ve only gone and carried out the bacon process on our already impressive whole hog – taking it to a whole other level. Yep we know – genius! Our SunPork bacon cured spit pig will be roasted with a beautiful maple glaze, and to go along with it we’ll also be serving delicious cheese boards, artisan breads and chutneys.
For our Swig & Swine deck, we’ve partnered up with an amazing local winery called Kingsley Grove owned by husband and wife duo, Simon and Jo Berry. With their family name it’s no wonder they have a passion for producing wine from berry to bottle! Along with a range of their wines, we’ll also be serving beer and cider, so there’s something to suit everyone.
So come on down to our Swig & Swine deck and grab a plate of pork and a glass of wine – you won’t want to leave!
SunPork Smoke Off
As part of BaconFest, we’re also hosting an official round of the Australasian Barbecue Alliance Championship Series, called the ‘SunPork Smoke-Off’. We have 42 teams ready to battle it out for our hefty $14,000 prize money and trophies in a range of categories: ‘Pork Ribs’, ‘Pork’, ‘Beef’ and ‘Chicken.’ This year, we’ve also got a special category for local BBQ teams of the South Burnett region.
Make sure you take time to check out what our amazing teams are cooking up – drooling over delicious meat can be expected. You might even pick up a few tricks to try at home!
The SunPork Smoke Off will be held on Sunday 25th August. A big thank you to our other sponsors: Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory, Steggles, Angus Reserve, Heat Beads, The Little Butcher and Kay Apparel Aprons and Home Butcher Supplies.
SunPork Wine & Swine (TICKETED EVENT)
Catered by South Burnett chef Roberta Schablon, the evening feast will celebrate the Year of The Pig’ with grazing tables laden with delicious pork dishes that utilise the best produce of the South Burnett region. Ticket price includes a beer or wine on arrival. For more information see the BaconFest website.
Long Table Breakfast (TICKETED EVENT)
The Long Table Breakfast is an exclusive dining experience that will be held on Saturday 24th August, right before the festival opens up to the public. Enjoy a scrumptious bacon filled breakfast created by celebrity chef Adrian Richardson and local produce champion Roberta Schablon. Adrian will also be available to answer your questions and introduce you to the people who grow some of the South Burnett’s most amazing produce. Get tickets here.