BaconFest Monmouth's annual BaconFest features a taste, beer tent, and live entertainment! Be there ... Come to Monmouth's annual BaconFest! Always the beginning of August.

Imagine them all ... Hickory-smoked, apple-smoked, hickory-double smoked, hickory honey, maple, hickory-smoked pepper bacon, jalapeno bacon, apple cider brown sugar bacon, and Sriracha bacon, all courtesy of Smithfield Farms, will be incorporated in delicious tapas-style servings served by some of the region's finest restaurants. Please check our individual event page for specific Information.

Operating as usual

Pulled Pork Sub with Bacon
Pulled Pork Sub with Bacon

Pulled Pork Sub with Bacon

Pulled Pork Sub with Bacon - 1 Smithfield® Garlic & Herb Seasoned Marinated Fresh Pork Sirloin ,8 slices of bacon,2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves,2...

Easy Bacon and Ham Breakfast Pizza Bagels
Easy Bacon and Ham Breakfast Pizza Bagels

Easy Bacon and Ham Breakfast Pizza Bagels

Easy Bacon and Ham Breakfast Pizza Bagels - 4 slices Smithfield® Fully Cooked Bacon, chopped,1 pkg. (8 oz.) Smithfield® Anytime Favorites® Diced Ham,4 ...

August 2019 Luncheon
August 2019 Luncheon

August 2019 Luncheon

Please join us for our monthly Monmouth on the Move Luncheon. Our sponsor is Harvest Bible Chapel and the luncheon will feature their current campaign 'Love Monmouth'. We will be meeting at Harvest Bible Chapel at 250 South 1st St., Monmouth, and will have a catered lunch for $12.

Bacon Bourbon Meatballs - House of Yumm
Bacon Bourbon Meatballs - House of Yumm

Bacon Bourbon Meatballs - House of Yumm

Bacon Bourbon Meatballs! These meatballs are made with bacon and ground beef and simmered in a bourbon bbq sauce. Perfect to serve as an appetizer for the big game or on a sandwich for family dinner! You guys. These meatballs. They’re made with Bacon! Whoa. Mind blown right? That’s right. Bacon....

Maple Bacon Monkey Bread
Maple Bacon Monkey Bread

Maple Bacon Monkey Bread

Brown sugar, bacon and cayenne pepper give this monkey bread a delicious sweet and spicy caramelized flavor.


Thanks to all the vendors, volunteers and attendees for BaconFest 2018.

Great weather, great food, great music and a great crowd. We can't thank you enough.


Radio personality Red Hot Brian Scott and our own Jack Toal will be MCing Bacon Fest.
Red Hot has graciously given a 4 pack of tickets for the Backroads Music Festival with Josh Turner, Chase Bryant and Ashley Mcbride to give away.

Stay tuned to this page to see how you can win and join us from 5 to 9 at the square in Monmouth.

Going to be a good time.


Listen to 97.3 NASH FM for BaconFest interview, from now until 4:20 pm. Red Hot Brian Scott will be there to MC along with local celebrity Jack Toal.


Listen to RFD Town and Country Partners to catch the interview promoting BaconFest in Monmouth, IL! Every Monday through Thursday at 2:30 pm.

WKRO-AM 1490 Cairo – Alexander County
WBYS-AM 1560 Canton – Fulton County
WCAZ-AM 990 Carthage – Hancock County
RJM-AM 1270 Charleston – Coles County
WITY-AM 980 Danville – Vermillion County
WNOI-FM 103.9 Flora – Clay County
WEBQ-AM 1240 Harrisburg – Saline County
WQQW-AM 1510 Highland – Madison County
WHPO-FM 100.9 Hoopeston – Vermillion County
WJBM-AM 1480 Jerseyville – Jersey County
WKEI-AM 1450/104.3 Kewanee – Henry County
WRAM-AM 1330 Monmouth – Warren County
WVLN-AM 740 Olney – Richland County
WBBA-FM 97.5 Pittsfield – Pike County
WRHL-AM 1060 Rochelle – Ogle County
WHCO-AM 1230 Sparta – Randolph County


City Square
Monmouth, IL

Opening Hours

4pm - 8:30pm


(309) 734-2141


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Is Bacon Fest happening rain or shine?
Signed and turned in my waver for the bacon eating contest today. I am a lifelong fan of bacon and a champion at bacon-opoly. As a child my grandmother would prepare an entire pound of bacon for me at breakfast. If chosen to participate I will be eating in honor of my daughter who just turned 12 yesterday and is separated from me by nearly 1000 miles. I miss her dearly and hope to be able to find a way back to her soon. I look forward to attending Baconfest on Saturday.

when is the baconFest for 2019???
So who won the food judging and bacon eating contest?
Thank you Smithfield and the City of Monmouth till next year....
Are there Baconfest t-shirts that will be on sale tonight?
Heres one
Heres one
PDF's of the Baconfest Vendor and Non-Food Vendor forms are now available on Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce website.
2017 Mid-Atlantic States Miss Heart of the USA Fashionista, Eila had so much fun attending Bacon Fest while visiting Monmouth from Kent Island, Maryland last weekend. :)
Long line for our bacon bomb and armadillo egg 😍😍😍


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