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Bacon festival is coming to Kingaroy

Baconfest is coming to Kingaroy in 2018.
Baconfest is coming to Kingaroy in 2018.

LOVERS of all things pork are in for a treat next year.

Aptly titled Bacon Fest, the Kingaroy festival will be a three day event, from August 24-26, showcasing the joy of cooking and eating bacon.

Chief baconeer Kathryn Stevens said it would be great for the region and the wider pork industry.

"It was literally just a group of people who thought it would be an awesome idea and as soon as we started talking to people it got bigger," Mrs Stevens said.

While it's still early days the organisers hope to use the Kingaroy Town Hall precinct as the home ground for the festival.

Friday will open with a pork industry conference hosted by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in the hall.

They'll follow the conference with a Wine and Swine cocktail party, which will include a range of local produce paid with tasty porcine treats.

Brisbane ska band The Porkers are already booked to perform on the evening.

Saturday will play host to an eat street style market with speciality pork food trucks lining Glendon St.

There will also be a long table breakfast and activities in the park for families.

On Saturday the Australasian Barbecue Alliance will host a regional barbecue competition.

Mrs Stevens said they were looking for local identities to judge the offerings.

While there are many details that still need to hammered out, Mrs Stevens said the support she had received was been overwhelming.

"SunPork Fresh Foods is a huge supporter and the South Burnett Regional Council has thrown its support behind the festival," she said.

She is also working on a Baconfest mascot.

Kingaroy builder Paul Reeves has volunteered for the role.

"He is in early stages of making his own prototype out of foam but I'm pleased people are going to that length to be apart of the festival," Mrs Stevens said.

Mrs Stevens is keen to reach out to any community group that wants to be involved.

If you have a contribution to make or just want to follow the progress of the festival visit the Facebook page.

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