It was bound to happen and now it is official – KOZL and the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds present to you the 5th Annual Ozarks Bacon Festival.

Ozarks Bacon Fest – a tribute to Bacon, Bourbon & Beer – holds its 5th Annual tasting event on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Arena. Tickets give guests access to a bacon-infused wonderland where the Ozark’s best chefs prepare amazing creative bacon snacks. National brands, artisan bacon-makers, and bacon purveyors display, sample, and sell a multitude of bacon and bacon inspired products. The best craft and micro beers and select hand crafted spirits will also be on hand to sample. Celebrating bacon in all its glory, Ozarks Bacon Fest will be holding a Bacon Eating Contest.

This is a 21 and older ONLY event. You will be asked to show a photo ID to enter Ozarks Bacon Fest.

A $30 advanced ticket ($35 day of the event) admission ticket allows you samples of Bacon and bacon infused and inspired foods, local and local and regional beers and spirits (visit our “Who’s Samplin'” page for list of who will be there with samples). Shop local and regional companies that offer items to enhance your inner “foodie” – both in and out of the kitchen! (visit our “Vendors” page to see who will be attending)!

For the REAL Bacon LOVER there is a $45 VIP Pass. This allows entry into the event one hour before the doors open to the public and a Ozarks Bacon Fest gift pack and discounts on t-shirts.

Ozarks Bacon Fest hours are as follows – 11am till 3pm – Saturday October 14th.

Schedule of Events:

11am – VIP Doors OPEN 

11am till NOON – VIP hour – Live Music by Back Road Story and early entry into all the Bacony Goodness!

NOON Regular Admission doors open

1pm till 1:30pm – Live Music from Better Than Nothin’

1:30pm till 2:00pm – Bacon Eating Contest

2:00 till 3pm – Live Music from Better Than Nothin’

3pm – the 5th Annual Ozarks Bacon Fest comes to an end

This is a 21 and older ONLY event. You will be asked to show a photo ID to enter Ozarks Bacon Fest.