Bloomington Bacon & Beer Festival 2018

Bloomington, Ill. (February 8, 2018) – The Bloomington Bacon & Beer Festival 2018 is Grossinger Motors Arena premiere event and celebration of all things bacon and beer. Scheduled for Friday, February 16 at 7 PM, this is a great opportunity to taste delicious and unique bacon-inspired dishes from local restaurants and a chance to sample from approximately 100 different craft beers. All of the participating restaurants are local to the Bloomington-Normal area and might be some you know and love. Restaurants include Kelly’s Bakery & Cafe, known for their amazing baked goods and sandwiches, Baxters American Grille, loved for their delicious meat-inspired dishes, and many more! Using products graciously donated by Peer Foods Group, all the participating restaurants are putting their own spin on the bacon dishes so we know you are bound to find a new local favorite. The Bacon & Beer Festival will also give you the opportunity to taste the many different craft beers such as Golden Fox Brewing, White Oak Brewing, and Brickstone Brewery.

VIP tickets are available for this event and it includes perks such as one hour early entry (6 PM), two Bloody Mary drink tickets, a commemorative gift and much more! There will be live music, a bacon-eating contest, and you will get the chance to vote for the “Best Bacon Dish” and “Best Brewery” that night!

All bacon and beer samples are included with the price of admission and each patron will receive a complimentary pint glass at the end of the night. Tickets are available at, over the phone at 1(800)745-3000, or in person at the Arena box office. You must be 21+ to enter.


• Baxters American Grille
• Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
• Braize
• Epiphany Farms
• Joe’s
• Kelly’s Bakery and Café
• Medici
• Sugar Mama
• Sweet Temptations Bakery


• Alaskan Brewing
• Blue Blood Brewing
• Blue Point Brewing
• Brewdog Brewing
• Brickstone Brewery
• Church Street Brewing
• Destihl Brewery
• Door 4 Brewing
• Elysian Brewing
• Golden Fox Brewing
• Golden Road Brewing
• Goose Island Brewery
• Guinness Brewery
• Hand Of Fate Brewing
• Iron Spike Brewing

• JT Walkers Brewery
• Kinky Brewery
• Kona Brewing
• Lil Beaver Brewery
• Main St. 4204 Brewing
• Omission Brewing
• Revolution Brewing
• Riggs Brewing
• Shiner Beers Brewery
• Sun King Brewery
• Sweet Water Brewing
• Tallgrass Brewing
• Urban Chestnut
• White Oak Brewing
• Wiseacre Brewing