Schedule & Speakers


Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
6:30pm–8:30pm

Potlikker Film Festival

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$125/person
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
5:30pm–9:30pm

Bakin’ with Bacon at BAKE!
at Zingerman’s Bakehouse | map
We’ll be using the power of bacon to flavor three amazing baked goods, all in honor of Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon (available at all Zingerman’s locations). You’ll make a similar version of our wildly popular peppered bacon farm bread, bacon cheddar scones found in the book, and sweet and salty bacon pecan sandy cookies. We’ll take you to hog heaven with a demonstration of our maple glazed bacon apple doughnuts. Try and contain yourself.

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of bread, a dozen scones, three dozen cookies and great coupons.

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Thursday, June 1st, 2017
7:00pm–9:30pm

The Annual Bacon Ball
at Zingerman’s Roadhouse | map
With a menu curated by James Beard award-winning Chef Alex Young. Sign up to the newsletter to get the latest info!


$125/person
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
1:00pm–5:00pm

Bakin’ with Bacon at BAKE!
at Zingerman’s Bakehouse | map
We’ll be using the power of bacon to flavor three amazing baked goods, all in honor of Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon (available at all Zingerman’s locations). You’ll make a similar version of our wildly popular peppered bacon farm bread, bacon cheddar scones found in the book, and sweet and salty bacon pecan sandy cookies. We’ll take you to hog heaven with a demonstration of our maple glazed bacon apple doughnuts. Try and contain yourself.

You’ll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, two loaves of bread, a dozen scones, three dozen cookies and great coupons.

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$295/person
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
12:00pm–9:30pm

Fresh Taste of Detroit
Camp Bacon® hits the road with Zingerman’s Food Tours for a high-energy tasting jaunt through the markets, kitchens, and breweries of Detroit. Our food adventurers will go behind the scenes to meet the chefs and taste-makers at the heart of the Motor City’s vibrant food scene.

Detroit’s food scene is hot. The spirit of innovation and soul of the city is reflected in vibrant food and drink, grounded in history with a modern high energy twist. If you’re hungry to explore behind the scenes in Detroit and understand more about this amazing rebirth through food, join us.

Our Journey:

  • Eastern Market—Detroit’s historical food hub and ground zero for the urban farm to table movement, as well as Street Art, and entry to the Dequindre Cut Greenway. Learn about the Market’s history and its current role in revitalizing Detroit’s food economy and business growth. We’ll snack on Supino’s excellent pizza and then hike around the Market, to experience the vibe and street art.
  • Examine Detroit’s history, architecture and new growth, land use and development as we journey through the streets of Detroit to Wright and Co, in the stunningly refurbished Wright-Kay Jewelry building. We’ll be joined by Chef Marc Djozlija, as we enjoy his take on a pork-a-licious small plate and cocktail.
  • Off to Corktown, vibrant urban center of breweries, distilleries and food experiences.
  • Our final stop is (revolver), the hottest pop-up in Detroit, for a full-on porky snout-to-tail dinner and drinks with Chef Peter Dalinowsky and a secret chef.

Price includes all food, drink, guides, and transportation. The tour will be on luxury private bus, starting and returning to Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor.

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$195/person
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
8:00am–4:00pm

The Main Event
at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms | map
a fundraiser for the Southern Foodways Alliance, $120 is tax deductible
An all day event filled with meaty speakers, lots of learning, a whole lot of laughing and, of course, all the bacon you can eat! Bacon lovers from around the globe trek to the Camp Bacon® Main Event each to meet and eat and share their love for really good cured pork in a day filled with presentations by bacon producers, food experts, and a few fun surprise guests.

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FREE!
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
11:00am–2:00pm

Camp Bacon® Street Fair
at the Sunday Artisan Market in Kerrytown | map
Come on down to the market—just a block down from the Deli and Miss Kim!—to celebrate great pork with a three-hour street fair with an array of vendors selling, sampling and showcasing all things bacon. It’s a great way to have lunch, sample new bacon fares, or just have some fun with bacon-based games for kids of all ages. Free admission but a donation to Washtenaw 4-H is suggested.