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Camp Bacon Events Are Selling Out! Get Your Tickets Today.

Camp Bacon, a true pork lover’s paradise and fundraiser for Southern Foodways Alliance and Washtenaw County 4-H, is almost here! And it’s going to sizzle. Some events have already sold out, but you can still grab your tickets for our Camp Bacon Food Film Fest, Main Event and Bakin’ with Bacon. We’d also have some fun FREE events lined up, too!

Here are all the details:

Bacon & Blue Dates will be served at the Camp Bacon Food Film Fest

Camp Bacon Food Film Festival
Wednesday, May 31, 6:00pm – 9:00

The fascinating stories behind beloved Southern women food makers are captured in this collection of short documentaries. Bacon snacks, like bacon popcorn and Cuban Pork Zingers, are included with ticket. Beer, wine, bacon cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.

$35/person ($10 goes to SFA) Location: Greyline, 100 N. Ashley St, Ann Arbor

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Main Event
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 8:00am – 4:00pm

13 speakers, two meals, and so much bacon. This all-day event is packed with lots of learning, a whole lot of laughing and, of course, all the bacon you can eat! Bacon lovers from around the globe trek to the Camp Bacon® Main Event each to meet and eat and share their love for really good cured pork in a day filled with presentations by bacon producers, food experts, and a few fun surprise guests. Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi is flying in from Rome, and Cochon 555 Minneapolis winner Brian Merkel will be raffling cuts of pork! And if you missed your chance for the Bacon Ball, don’t worry! We’ll also be tasting Cochon de Lait, a traditional Cajun country pig roast. 

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Bakin’ with Bacon

You’ll use the power of bacon to flavor three amazing baked goods: peppered bacon farm bread, bacon cheddar scones, and sweet and salty bacon pecan sandy cookies. Our first two classes have sold out, but you can still reserve a spot for Sunday, June 4.

$125/person. Location: BAKE! 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor

Register today!

The 8th Annual Bacon Ball: Cochon de Lait, A Dance with Flame
Thursday, June 1, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

The Roadhouse welcomes Clark Rachal from Avoyelles Parish in Louisiana Cajun country for a traditional pig roast that Ann Arbor has never experienced before.

$75/person. Location: Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor


Bacon Beautiful Music
Thursday, June 1, Doors 7:30pm, Music 8:00pm – Midnight

FREE EVENT! Musicians, poets and more will take to the stage to make music and entertain all of our campers! Ann Arbor Distilling Company has graciously sponsored this event, and Club Above will have bartenders on hand to craft the best made-in-Ann Arbor drinks! Doors will open at 7:30 and music will be running from 8:00pm until midnight. All performers have connections to the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, and donations will be accepted for Southern Foodways Alliance.

This event is free. Location: Club Above, 215 N Main St,, Ann Arbor

Register here

Fresh Taste of Detroit
Friday, June 2, 12:00pm – 9:30pm

Camp Bacon® hits the road with Zingerman’s Food Tours for a high-energy tasting jaunt through the markets, kitchens, and breweries of Detroit.

$295/person. Location: Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor


Camp Bacon Street Fair
Sunday, June 4, 11:00am – 2:00pm

FREE EVENT! Celebrate great pork with this a three-hour, family-friendly street fair with an array of vendors selling, sampling and showcasing all things bacon.

This event is free. Location: Sunday Artisan Market in Kerrytown, 315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor. Just show up! No registration necessary.