Schedule

$195/person
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Main Event

at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms | map

Camp Bacon 2017

Getting hungry for crackling.

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

In support of the Southern Foodways Alliance. 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.

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$35 per person
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Camp Bacon® Film Festival
Setting Down Roots: Immigrants to the South

at Zingerman’s Greyline | map

Over the past half century, the demographics of the South have shifted more than any other corner of the U.S.—today, it’s fastest-growing region in the country. This year’s Camp Bacon Film Fest will feature 6 fascinating films by Southern Foodways Alliance focused on immigrants who have made the South their home, bringing with them their own cultural and culinary influences. A discussion and audience Q&A will follow. This is a family-friendly event suitable for kids 12 and up. $10 of the ticket price will be donated to Southern Foodways.

Ticket price includes Build-Your-Own BLT Bar, Caramel Bacon Popcorn, and soft drinks. Beer, wine, cocktails are available for purchase. We’re also featuring a Bourbon Watermelon Smash, a special Camp Bacon Film Fest cocktail.

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

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$95 per person
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
7:00pm – 9:30pm

The 9th Annual Bacon Ball with Rick Bayless

at Zingerman’s Roadhouse | map

Every year, we host a big dinner at the Roadhouse with a special guest. This year, we are excited to welcome James Beard Award-winning chef Rick Bayless! The owner of 9 restaurants, he is also a winner of the Julia Child Foundation Award, a prestigious honor given to “an individual who has made a profound and significant impact on the way America cooks, eats and drinks.” Many know him from his highly rated television show, Mexico–One Plate at a Time, and for winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. He has written nine cookbooks, the fourth, Mexico–One Plate at a Time, won the James Beard Best International Cookbook of the Year award in 2001. The 9th annual Bacon Ball will be a night to remember, as Rick Bayless and Roadhouse head chef, Bob Bennett, prepare an unforgettable feast!

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$125/person
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
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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$15/person
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
5:30pm – 6:30pm (sold out!)
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Just for Kids: Explore the World of ​Bacon

at Zingerman’s Deli Upstairs Next Door | map

We’re offering this JUST FOR KIDS tasting during the camp festivities to share some bacon love with a younger audience. You will learn to taste bacon like an expert as we work our way through the World of Bacon. We’ll tell you about some of our favorite bacon makers, learn about different types of bacon, and talk about some of our favorite ways to eat bacon. Oh yeah, and we’ll eat some bacon.

We think kids ages 4-14 would most enjoy this tasting. Parents are welcome to attend at no charge and observe on the sidelines. All participants will receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting to eat and/or shop at the Deli. Please include your child’s name, age, and any allergy information in the comments field when you register. Thank you!

5:30pm seating sold out!
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$75/person
Thursday, May 31st, 2018
5:00pm – 10:00pm

A Menu with Porcine Predilections

at Miss Kim | map

Ji Hye Kim, managing partner and head chef at Miss Kim has designed a dinner menu with deliciously porcine predilections featuring:
Pork Belly Bossam
Pork Skin Tteokbokki
Koryo Carrot Salad [because everyone needs balance in their lives!]
Braised Pork Shoulder with Kimchi & Benton’s Bacon braised Collard greens [say that last bit fast!]
Fried Apple dumpling with candied Nueske’s bacon bits [Yes! Bacon Bits like you’ve never tasted before]
Speaking of balance, the price includes a bottle of soju or a flight of 5 house infused soju shots.

Don’t procrastinate if you have porcine predilections yourself. Spots are going to disappear as quickly as a plate of crispy fried bacon!

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$125/person
Friday, June 1st, 2018
8:00am – 12:00pm

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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$45/person
Friday, June 1st, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Grilled & Smoked Cheeses

at Zingerman’s Creamery | map

Join our cheesemongers for a delicious evening of all things grilled & smoked! We’ll talk about the role of grilling & smoking in making and enjoying some of our favorite cheeses. Whilst you savor these smokey delights, we’ll include a sampling of our perfectly-pairable beers, wines, and ciders from our shelves. Bread and additional accompaniments from our Cream Top Shop will be provided.

This tasting is for cheese lovers 21+

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$125/person
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
1:30pm – 5:30pm

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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$125/person
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
1:45pm – 5:45pm

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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$50 per person
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
9:30am – 11:30am

Biscuit Love Breakfast

at Zingerman’s Greyline | map

Every day in Nashville, Tennessee, people stand in line for hours to eat at Karl Worley’s Biscuit Love. Now, for one morning only, the award-winning chef will serve up his famous (like, rock star famous) biscuits right here in Ann Arbor as part of Camp Bacon! On Saturday, June 3, Zingerman’s Greyline makes room for Karl’s big Southern flavors built on rich tradition and a Southern Appalachian upbringing with our Biscuit Love Breakfast. He’ll be throwing down a breathtaking buffet of hometown favorites, like tender, buttery biscuits stuffed with Nashville hot chicken, biscuits and gravy that you’ll never forget, candied Chronic Bacon, and to really hit that sweet spot, biscuits with blueberry compote and lemon curd mascarpone.

Coffee and juice are included. Our signature cocktails for the morning—we’re doing bloody marys and greyhounds—will be available for purchase. And don’t miss out on the bacon tray (kinda like bacon dim sum) that’ll be coming around while you eat!

Come anytime between 9:30-11:30. Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome.

$10 of the ticket price will be donated to Southern Foodways and $10 to our local 4-H chapter.

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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.

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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.