BaconFest | Fort Edmonton Park Events

BaconFest: September 2 at 6 pm


Kick off Harvest Fair weekend with BaconFest, the festival celebrating one of the greatest foods on earth: bacon!baconfest-2016 (1)

Taste your choice of many creative bacon recipes from over 10 locally renowned restaurants including the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Packrat Louie Kitchen and Bar and Zinc while you mingle with bacon-loving friends, enjoy live music by Edmonton’s country/rock band Mojave Iguanas and chuckle at bacon-themed comedy acts by Donovan Workun from Atomic Improv.

Food tickets are available for sale at the event. Each food ticket can be purchased for $3.00. All restaurants will offer at least one menu items for ONE ticket.

  1. Bacon, vanilla and coconut deep fried ice cream and grilled bacon sausage hot dog from Chef Joakim Gomes of Fort Edmonton Park
  2. Porchetta – bacon bean ragout with pear chutney from Chef Serge Jost of the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
  3. Mac n’ cheese with maple bacon from Packrat Louie Kitchen and Bar
  4. Maple Stout Bacon on a Stick from Central Social Hall
  5. Grilled cheese, bacon and pickle delight from Sandwich and Sons
  6. Man’s man cookie (chocolate chip, peanut butter and bacon) from Sugared & Spiced Baked Goods
  7. Bernard callebaut chocolate covered candied bacon and maple bacon bourbon pecan tarts from The Bacon Boss
  8. Bacon perogy supreme (bacon, cheddar and onion perogies, topped with more bacon, sour cream and caramelized onions), sour leaf bacon and rice cabagge rolls and sweet leaf bacon and rice cabbage rolls from St. John’s Institute
  9. Maple bacon crème brulee and BLT on a puff pastry from Chef David Omar of Zinc
  10. Bacon poutine and bacon steak on a stick from Edmonton’s favourite food truck: The Makin’ Bacon Truck
It’s time to let the good times roll, the Mojave Iguanas are a 4 piece Edmonton band that will mash up a night of upbeat pop, party rock and country. Looking for a shot of sing along party tunes or the trance of dance music? This band will get you moving’ and grooving’, from the ABBA to the Rolling Stones and from Train to the Cars , there’s something here for both guys and gals.

Other highlights include the Sow Belly beer tent featuring bourbon samples and signature ales, bacon trivia games, bacon-themed prizes and a chance to meet Edmonton’s Bacon Meister himself who is back by popular demand.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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  • September 2, 2016
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Comments 37

  1. Dawn Blue

    Food tickets are $3 each. Do I assume each item on the menu is $3, or do prices vary by vendor? I would like to get an idea of how much this event will cost altogether, including admission.

    1. Suzzette Mellado

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for the e-mail. Fort Edmonton Park’s living history museum closes at 5 pm on that day. BaconFest starts at 6 pm. Separate tickets are required for each, general Park admission and the general admission to BaconFest respectively.

      Hope this helps,


  2. Donna

    Sorry I don’t understand. To go for the Bacon Fest only what is the total admission cost? Are you saying there is a park admission of $15.75 plus another cost for admission to the Bacon Fest? Plus food tickets? $3/each – one ticket per item?

    1. Suzzette Mellado

      Good morning Donna,

      Admission cost for BaconFest is $15.75. This event is taking place from 6 pm to 10 pm. Our living-history museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm. You are welcome to come experience the Park for the day, come to the evening BaconFest event or both. Food tickets for BaconFest are $3.00 each, most food items are 1 food ticket.

      I hope this information helps. Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.


  3. Mark Vogel

    In the Beer tent, what are the ale costs? Is there a charge for the bourbon “samples”? I want to set a budget for the visit.

    1. Suzzette Mellado

      Hi Sarah,

      That would be fine. Please make sure to let our cashier know and have a keep a hard copy of your ticket.


    1. Suzzette Mellado

      Hi Shauna,

      Great question. The event will take place inside the Blatchford Air Field Hangar if it rains.

      Hope to see you on Friday,


  4. Sheila

    Last year’s baconfest admission INCLUDED the food samples. This year we have to pay ADDITIONALLY for each food item. Is that correct?

    1. Suzzette Mellado

      Hi Sheila,

      Correct. Admission includes access to all the entertainment and activities we will offer during the event. Food tickets are available for $3.00 each. All restaurants are offering dishes for one ticket.

    1. Suzzette Mellado

      Hi Jessika,

      The event will take place both indoors and outdoors at the Blatchford Field Air Hangar on 1920 Street.


    1. Suzzette Mellado

      Hi Kate,

      The Fort Edmonton Park memberships does not cover admission to ticketed events such as this one.

      We hope to see you tomorrow.


    1. Suzzette Mellado

      Hi Trevor,

      You are correct. Fort Edmonton Park is not open during the day today. The BaconFest event takes place in the Blatchford Hangar from 6 pm to 10 pm tonight.

      Hope you can join us.



    1. Suzzette Mellado

      Hi Reta.

      The square dance demo is only taking place at the Harvest Dinner and Dance. Hope you can join us tomorrow.


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