Camp Bacon

Look Who’s Coming to Camp Bacon! This Year’s Lineup is Sizzling.

While bacon is definitely at the center of Camp Bacon, people from all over the country flock to our annual pork-centric event to hear from our amazing speakers! And this year, we’re presenting one of the best lineups of special guests. We have journalists, food artisans, chefs, filmmakers and more coming to share their wisdom, talents and art with us.

Don’t miss these speakers:

Simran Sethi
Award-winning journalist and educator, Simran Sethi, writes about environmental and food sustainability issues. Her book, Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, was named one of the top food books of 2016 by Smithsonian. Simran’s talk Good Pig/Bad Pig will explore pig farming in her home state of North Carolina, the second largest pork producer in the United States. She’s flying in all the way from Rome to be with us, and we’re so excited to welcome Simran! Meet Simran Sethi at the The Main Event, June 3 at Cornman Farms.

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Ava Lowrey
Fillmmaker Ava Lowrey has been using multimedia to connect with audiences since the age of 15. She has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, CNN, Mother Jones, and more. Ava has directed multiple short documentaries and screened at festivals across the country. A native of Alexander City, Alabama, Ava’s films often focus on her Southern roots, sharing untold stories centered in the South. Come see two of Ava’s films at the Camp Bacon Food Film Fest, May 31 at Greyline. She’ll be our special guest! Get Your Tickets to the Camp Bacon Food Film Festival

Fried pig skins are part of the Cochon de Lait bounty

Clark Rachal
Camp Bacon welcomes Clark Rachal from Avoyelles Parish in Louisiana Cajun country, where the art of roasting pig—called Cochon de Lait—is taken to a whole new level of flavor and gastronomical technique. But it’s more than just a cooking process, Cochon de Lait has evolved as a time-honored tradition to capture the essence of community, as people come together for really great food and festivities. Our Cochon de Lait dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse has SOLD OUT, but you can still get a taste of this culinary tradition at the Main Event.

Steven Burger with some country hams

Steven Burger
Steven Burger is President of Burgers’ Smokehouse, a 4th generation family-owned business located in California, Missouri. Burgers’ Smokehouse is nationally recognized—most recently their Cajun Bacon Steaks were named on Extra Crispy’s Best Bacon in America list—as a leading producer of cured and smoked meat and poultry products sold at grocery stores, restaurants, and through Zingerman’s Mail Order. Steven will give us the lowdown on how Burgers’ Smokehouse got its beginnings in country ham.

That’s just a few. Check out the full, fantastic Camp Bacon speaker’s list here.