The South Burnett town of Kingaroy is preparing itself for a ‘pigger’ August than usual this year with the return of its beloved BaconFest.

After a two-year hiatus, it’s back and food lovers are being assured that this year’s instalment will be anything but ‘boaring’.

Celebrity chef and Network 10 personality Miguel Maestre is set to showcase his sizzling talents. He’ll be joined by Queensland’s favourite foodie Matt Golinski, the pair primed to host cooking demonstrations during the three-day event.

“Kingaroy BaconFest is all about celebrating all things pork-inspired,” said Chief Baconeer Kristy Board. “We’re expecting record-breaking attendance numbers this year, well over the 16,000 we saw through the event in 2019.

“There’ll be bacon-eating competitions, a Rasher’s Run fun run, the Miss BaconFest pin-up pageant is returning, and of course, we can’t forget the SunPork Barbecue Alliance Smoke-off competition.”

The Bacon Community Artisan Market is a new addition to this year’s festival; the Burnett Inland Produce Market will enliven the tastebuds of all who visit; and they’ll even be helicopter rides for those who want to see what it’s like for pig-lovers to fly.

BaconFest will kick off with a Wine and Swine event on the Friday evening, followed by an action-packed weekend of activities and tasty bacon-infused treats like candied bacon, bacon jam, bacon rocky road, and bacon donut with maple glaze to name a few.

“There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy at this year’s BaconFest, once again we’ll have the local TAFE hospitality students involved and are inviting all to come to Kingaroy between August 19-21 and get some pork on their fork,” Ms Board added.

Tickets to Kingaroy BaconFest 2022 are available for pre-purchase now and start from $6. For more information and to buy tickets go to