Davenport, IA

The Bacon and Beer Festival is the annual event and celebration of all things brews and bacon. The mission of the Bacon and Beer Festival is to provide education, recognition and downright gluttony of America’s other past time, all while showcasing shining stars of swine and providing exposure to one of the fastest and on-trend entertainment events in the nation.


From community leaders to students, local residents to the greater Midwest region, thousands of Bacon and Beer enthusiasts will enjoy hours of sampling the best bacon-inspired dishes with carefully selected beer pairings.

Friday, February 3

RiverCenter’s Great River Hall
136 E 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801

The Bacon and Beer Festival is Davenport’s annual event and celebration of all things brews and bacon.  Falling on the same weekend as Super Bowl 51, the 2017 Davenport Bacon and Beer Festival “Pigskin Classic” will again bring the region’s top eateries, pork purveyors, and specialty craft brewers together for a one-day salute to the ultimate culinary match made in hog heaven.  In honor of the big game on Sunday, patrons will also be able to compete in football-themed games for a variety of porky “Pigskin Classic” prizes.

Event Info

10+ bacon vendors

100+ beer varieties

Bacon eating contest

Live entertainment

Pig-skin inspired pub games

Ages 21+ Welcome

VIP Session Starts at 6pm

GA Session Starts at 7pm

Bacon & Beer Brought To You By


Want to be a vendor? We are always looking for great brews & delicious bacon to be served. Please download the form and get in touch with us.


A portion of ticket sales will go towards Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley.

  • VIP Tickets
  • $50/ + fees
    • 60 minute early entry
    • Live entertainment
    • Commemorative pint
    • Event bottle opener
    • Bacon samples (while supplies last)
    • Beer samples
    • Pig skin inspired games
    • Limited availability
  • GA Tickets
  • $25/ + fees
    • Event entry
    • Live entertainment
    • Commemorative Pint
    • Bacon Samples (while supplies last)
    • Beer Samples
    • Pig Skin Inspired Games

Event Sponsors