Bloomington, IL


Saturday, March 2nd

Grossinger Motors Arena

101 South Madison Street, Bloomington, IL 61701

After a sold-out debut year in 2018, the Grossinger Motors Arena is bringing back the Bloomington Bacon & Beer Festival; day filled with all things bacon and all things beer. This year the event will take place on a Saturday afternoon and feature bacon dishes prepared by local restaurants fighting for the title of the “Squeeler Award “– show’s best bacon dish. The event will also offer samples of approximately 100 different local and regional craft beers. All samples are included in the price of admission.

Event Details

Our mission 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 entertainment events in the nation.

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

Time / Ages
  • VIP entry: 11:00am
  • GA entry: 12:00pm
  • Event concludes: 3:00pm
  • Ages 21+ welcome
What to expect
  • 100+ beer varieties
  • bacon samples prepared from local restaurants
  • Bacon eating contest
  • Live entertainment

Get Tickets

Best Value


$ 70
+ fees
60 minute early entry
Commemorative tasting glass
Commemorative VIP gift
Bacon samples (while supplies last)
Beer samples
BLT bar
Bloody Mary bar
Live entertainment
Limited availability

General Admission

$ 35
+ fees
Event entry
Commemorative tasting glass
Bacon samples (while supplies last)
Beer samples
Live entertainment

Purchase tickets in-person at:

The Grossinger Motors Arena Box Office (101 S. Madison, Bloomington, IL. Hours: M-F 11am to 5:30pm) or Ticketmaster charge by phone 800-745-3000.

*Additional fees may apply. All purchases are final and non–refundable. Each ticket goes up $5 the day of the event.

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