Schedule & Speakers

Tickets for all events are early bird discount prices.

$195/person
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
8:00am – 4:00pm

The Main Event
at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms | map

Camp Bacon 2017

Getting hungry for crackling.

Fascinating speakers. Breakfast & lunch. So much bacon.

This all-day event is packed with 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 year 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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$35 per person
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Camp Bacon Food Film Festival
at Zingerman’s Greyline | map

The rich traditions behind beloved Southern food makers are captured in the incredible short films by Southern Foodways Alliance we show at the Camp Bacon Food Film Festival. A delicious, pork-centric menu from Zingerman’s Catering is also included. Wine, beer and cocktails available for purchase.

Doors and cash bar open at 6:00pm. Program begins at 6:30.

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$125/person
Class dates and times TBD
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.

these classes always sell out!


$75/person
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
7:00pm – 9:30pm

The 9th Annual Bacon Ball
at Zingerman’s Roadhouse | map

Every year, we host a big dinner at the Roadhouse with a special guest. Past events have included James Beard Award winner Frank Stitt, from Highlands Grill in Birmingham, Alabama; a celebration of Southern Italian pork dishes from importer and cooking teacher Ronaldo Beramendi; and Mark Essig, who shared stories from his new book Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig. Our most recent Bacon Ball featured Clark Rachal from Louisiana, who cooked up Cochon de Lait, a Cajun country pig roast tradition.

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No Cover
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Doors 7:30pm, Music 8:00pm – Midnight

Bacon Beautiful Music
at Club Above | map

Musicians, poets and more will take to the stage to make music and entertain all of our campers! All performers have connections to the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.

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$295/person
Friday, June 1st, 2018
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.

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FREE!
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
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.


Cancellation policy: If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the event, you will receive a full refund. With 7 to 30 days notice, you will receive a 50 percent refund. No refunds can be offered with less than 7 days notice of cancellation. Thank you for your support and understanding.