2020 Schedule

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Saturday, June 6th, 2020
10:00am – 6:00pm
Breakfast starts at 9:00am

The Main Event

at ZingTrain | map

Camp Bacon 2017

Getting hungry for crackling.

Fascinating speakers. Breakfast & lunch.
So. Much. Bacon!

In support of the Southern Foodways Alliance, the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, and the Washtenaw County 4-H. 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 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.

In addition to all-you-can-eat bacon, the Main Event includes a swag bag, full breakfast, and an even fuller lunch.

Stay tuned for the speaker lineup

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All Camp Bacon events support the Southern Foodways Alliance, the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, and the Washtenaw County 4-H.

$30 per person
Wednesday, June 4th, 2020

Camp Bacon® Film Festival
With the Michigan Theater of Ann Arbor

at the Michigan Theater | map

Picture it: you are settled in to a historic movie venue, surrounded by state-of-the-art movie sound and people like yourself who love movies, watching food films from some of the best filmmakers in the country. This is a very special year for the 11th Annual Camp Bacon Film Festival. We are humbled and proud to announce our partnership with the jewel of Ann Arbor, the Michigan Theater.

The films of Southern Foodways Alliance document the lives of foodways practitioners, including cooks, farmers, waiters, and so many others whom we would never hear about otherwise. We can’t think of a better place for viewing these treasures than the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor. The non-for-profit center of fine film will not only showcase the SFA movies we adore as they were meant to be seen (in a state-of-the-art auditorium), but will graciously donate proceeds to the SFA so that they can continue telling the stories of American foodways. Constructed during the silent film era when films were shown with live musical accompaniment, the 1600 seat theater boasts excellent natural sound. This feature will be perfect for a Q&A panel after the film presentation.

Viewing a film in the Historic Theater is an event in itself, and this is an event you do not want to miss. Real gold leaf, real butter on the popcorn – in short, this is a movie palace that is simply not like any other theater.

“We inspire communities to invest in their culinary cultures. We promote pride of place, and encourage local communities to invest in cultural richness. We honor the people of our region. We recognize men and women whose hard work enriches the landscape of Southern food and culture.” — Southern Foodways Alliance

Doors open at 7:00pm. Program begins at 7:30.

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Various dates and times

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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$95 per person
Thursday, June 4th, 2020
7:00pm – 9:00pm

The 11th Annual Bacon Ball:
A Night of Bacon and Beans

at Zingerman’s Roadhouse | map

Announcing Alon and Emily Shaya of New Orleans

The Shayas return to the Roadhouse for one of our favorite annual events! If you missed them the first time they cooked with us, this is your chance to meet the talented founders of Pomegranate Hospitality in New Orleans.

Named one of the “50 People Who Are Changing the South” by Southern Living magazine in 2015, and one of the “50 Most Influential Jews in America” by The Forward, James Beard Award-winning chef Alon Shaya is ready to make our 11th Annual Bacon Ball the best one yet. Both Alon and Emily’s cooking and their generous spirits perfectly express what Camp Bacon is all about: engaging the community and celebrating the cultural diversity behind the food we love. Anyone who has eaten at their restaurants, Saba or Safta, know exactly what we are talking about. And now we get to experience Alon’s dishes right here in Ann Arbor. Emily, the Red Bean Queen of New Orleans, will be the belle of the ball with her award-winning recipe of Camellia beans and rice.

Don’t miss your chance to get into the swing of the 11th Annual Bacon Ball, exclusively at Zingerman’s Roadhouse.

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Friday, June 5th, 2020
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Grilled & Smoked

at Zingerman’s Creamery | map

Join our cheesemongers for a delicious evening of all things grilled & smoked! In honor of Camp Bacon, Guests will sample some of our favorite cheeses that have been either smoked or grilled. Guests will also get to indulge in our specialty bacon Pimento! Whilst savoring these delicious smokey delights, you will be sampling a variety of adult beverage pairings. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+

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Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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.

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All Camp Bacon events support the Southern Foodways Alliance and the Washtenaw County 4-H.

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.