Bacon and Beer Classic

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On Saturday, October 12th, Soldier Field will host one massive festival dedicated to the best things in life: bacon and beer. Enjoy 3+ hours of unlimited bacon-inspired dishes and choose from 75+ regional craft beers & ciders at the 5th annual Bacon and Beer Classic. Ride a bacon seesaw, get down in the Berghoff Beer Garden, cheer on Chicago’s bravest foodies in the Hormel Black Label Bacon Eating Contest, and take home your very own tasting glass.

Chicago’s tastiest restaurants will be serving up dishes like bacon mac ‘n cheese, pulled pork sliders, and bacon-glazed donuts. Wash it all down with craft beers & ciders from local breweries including Half Acre Beer Co, Finch’s Beer Co, and Aleman Brewing. 

Go VIP and enter the festival 1 hour early, plus enjoy exclusive VIP seating, specialty dishes & beer, a signature cocktail, and a beer and cheese tasting. For more information visit or follow @bandbclassic on Facebook and Instagram for weekly updates.