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Sporting Kansas City and Sporting Club Special Events are excited to introduce the first bacon festival to Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park! BaKCon Fest is a lively bacon-themed festival filled with beer, bands, and of course, bacon! With loads of bacon samples, bacon-inspired cuisine, and even a bacon eating contest, BaKCon Fest will be home to the world’s best smells.

Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Location: Children's Mercy Park

Time: VIP Access 10:00am | GA Access 11:00am | Conclusion 4:00pm

FOOD VENDORS

BaKCon Fest will feature local and regional food vendors with bacon-themed menu items. Menu items will be redeemable with your passport or by purchasing tasting tickets from the ticket booth. Check out our featured food vendors below!

Local Pig

Local Pig

The Local Pig specializes in whole animals and artisan food providing locally raised and harvested items.

Featured Item at BaKCon Fest: Bacon Burnt Ends

Waffoozles

Waffoozles

Waffoozles was created in 2018, owned by wife and husband team Brett & Mallory Smith.

Featured Item at BaKCon Fest: Maple Bacon Snackoozle

Bacon Zest

Bacon Zest

Bacon Zest is a homegrown product created in a Blue Valley CAPS class project in 2019.

Featured Item at BaKCon Fest: Zesty Seasonings for all Bacon Uses

City Foods & Events

City Foods & Events

City Foods & Events, the exclusive cater for Sporting Kansas City, offers a range of services surrounding on-site and off-site private events.

Featured Item at BaKCon Fest: Bacon Blue Cheese Meatballs & Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chop

JR's South Pork Ranch

JR's South Pork Ranch

The newest waterin’ hole at the Iowa State Fair, JRs features your favorite pork creations, done right.

Featured Item at BaKCon Fest: Midwest Loaded Bacon Sample

Genesee Candy Land

Genesee Candy Land

Genesee Candy Land is known for their 20 flavors of fudge, hand-made chocolates, and now their new twist on chocolate with bacon.

Featured Item at BaKCon Fest: Oinks Chocolate Covered Bacon (Original and Spicy)

BW Outdoors

BW Outdoors

BW Outdoors specializes in outdoor cooking products like Camp Chef smokers, grills and flat top griddles, Big Frig coolers and tumblers and more.

Featured Item at BaKCon Fest: Pellet-Smoked Berkwood Farms Sausage

Wandering Vine at the Castle

Wandering Vine at the Castle

The extraordinary wine and dining experience in Kansas City's historic castle, featuring a menu that celebrates the American West.

Featured Item at BaKCon Fest: Bacon Wrapped Dates & BLT Salad Cups
*Bonus wine tasting included!

Price Chopper

Price Chopper

Price Chopper will be providing bacon samples for all during BaKCon Fest!

Berkwood Farms

Berkwood Farms

Berkwood Farms will be providing bacon samples for all during BaKCon Fest!

Frick's

Frick's

Frick's will be providing bacon samples for all during BaKCon Fest!

Crossroad Sounds

ENTERTAINMENT

BaKCon Fest will feature live music on our BaKCon Fest Main Stage, presented by Price Chopper. We're excited to welcome Kansas City's local band, The Crossroad Sound!

Soccer Darts

PIGLET PLAYPEN

BaKCon Fest is kid-friendly! Bring your kids to BaKCon Fest and explore our Piglet Playpen - a space featuring various games and activities such as soccer darts, inflatable bounce house, yard games, and even an instrument petting zoo from Bach to Rock!

TICKETS

Interested in attending BaKCon Fest? View our ticket packages and personalize your bacon-themed experience below!

BaKCon Basics

BaKCon Basics

$15

General admission ticket that includes:

  • Bacon samples from select purveyors
BaKCon Pro

BaKCon Pro

$60

Pro admission ticket that includes:

  • All bacon samples
  • Menu Tasting Passport for all available menu items
BaKCon Premium

BaKCon Premium

$110

Premium admission ticket that includes:

  • All bacon samples
  • Menu Tasting Passport for all available menu items
  • Six (6) tickets to be used for drinks or more bacon
  • Three (3) cocktail samples from J. Rieger & Co. Distillery
  • One (1) hour early access
  • VIP area access
  • VIP parking in the Nebraska Furniture Mart Lot
  • SKC locker room & pitch tour
  • Complimentary BaKCon Fest koozie
BaKCon Brews

BaKCon Brews

$25

Add-on beer tasting ticket that can be added to any ticket packages. Entry to festival not included. This add-on ticket includes:

  • Ten (10) tasting pours of local and regional craft beers and seltzers

For more information or if you are interested in being considered for the bacon eating contest, please email specialevents@sportingkc.com.