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Kingaroy BaconFest 2022

Eat bacon ice cream — and plenty of other bacon dishes — at this three-day pork celebration.
By Sarah Ward
May 23, 2022
By Sarah Ward
May 23, 2022

If you're serious about bacon, then there's only one place to be over the weekend of Friday, August 19–Sunday, August 21. That's the town of Kingaroy, about two-and-a-half hours north-west of Brisbane. As it does every year — well, when the pandemic isn't getting in the way — it's dedicating three whole days to one glorious type of foodstuff.

Whether you're keen on eating it or buying a heap of it, if there's bacon involved, it's on offer during Kingaroy BaconFest. Browse the bacon market, watch bacon cooking demonstrations, catch the smoking pork masterclass or try your hand at the tastiest eating contest there is. Yes, it's about bacon, obviously.

Live music is also on the bill, as is bacon ice cream, a wine and swine evening, a cycling and running event called Rasher's Rush, and a barbecue pork smoke-off competition. Celebrity chef Miguel Maestre and Queensland favourite Matt Golinski will be in attendance, too, at a fest that deserves one straightforward but fitting word: sizzling.

Nancy Jayde Photography

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