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Baconfest 2011 Site, Date Announced

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Oct 4, 2010 4:00PM

2009_09_baconfest.jpg Baconfest Chicago, which easily outgrew its Stan Mansion location this year, is looking at the new, pristine UIC Forum at Halsted and Roosevelt for its 2K11 edition, reports the intrepid Mike Sula. Pencil in the date for April 9, 2011.

Baconfest Chi's triumvirate told Sula the larger space should be able to accommodate 2,000 attendees. They're also looking at increasing the number of participating chefs to 45 and setting up a free vendors' area for the fest. Tickets go on sale early next year.