Beer & Bacon Fest
Beer & Bacon Fest

Friday - January 27, 2017

5-10 pm

(VIP hour 5-6pm)

 $5 of every ticket goes to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana – goal to raise $10,000


2016 was sold out – over sold actually2017 Beer & Bacon Fest

Tickets capped at 2000 in 2017

Memorial Coliseum – New Conference Center

Inside the HUGE Sports Lake & Cabin Show

PRESENTED BY K105, BIG 92.3, WMEE & The Bear

WOW – Ft. Wayne really likes their beer! During our 2016 show, over $5000 was raised for Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana,  THANK YOU!

Yes – the first hour of this event in 2016 was crazy. All logistics have been fixed and resolved for 2017. Believe it or not with over 1300 attendees, there was tons of beer left – 67 cases of 42 different labels.


(Thanks for your suggestions – we have learned a lot)

  • Early VIP Hour
  • 3 times as many bartenders (over 200
  • 2 times the space (20,000 sq. ft.)
  • More breweries (67 cases left over last year)
  • MUCH more food for the money
  • Pre-pour samples at early rush
  • More cash bars (beer tasting included of course)
  • Signage for each brewery
  • VIP ‘fast pass lines’
  • Uber rides
  • More games – corn hole, Jenga, cards etc
  • Larger dance areas
  • Pretzel necklace area


Thank you for the suggestions and keep the ideas coming. Our goal is for this to be the biggest, baddest Beer Baconfest around and the largest Honor Flight fundraiser they have. We want you happy, telling your friends and back each year.




HUGE VALUE – free access to Sport Lake & Cabin show all weekend with Beer Bacon tickets

TWO BANDS – Northport Road and Freddie and the Hot Rods


Yes – this is a huge fundraiser for Honor Flight

INCLUDES: All craft beer and food samples, live music, lumberjack show, character artist, play some corn hole, free access ALL WEEKEND to the Sports Lake & Cabin Show, meet WWII Honor Flight Vets and exclusive access to their silent auction. Cash bar and full meals available – extra charge.

Brewery & Restaurant Vendor Application

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Simply the biggest, baddest, most fun, best value and FIRST Beer & BaconFest in 2017. Over 70 craft micro brews and fine local restaurants showing off their bacon & pork based treats. See the new Coliseum conference center, enjoy the entire Sports Lake & Cabin Show all weekend. Watch the Lumberjack Show. Listen to two live bands. Catch live fish, shoot an air rifle or paddle around our 25,000 gallon lagoon on a kayak. Also, meet WWII & Korean Veterans as they plan their next Honor Flight trip to Washington DC. A HUGE value for a great Friday night.


Silent Auction for a great cause. Bikes, Fishing trips, tents, camping gear, boat rides, beer baskets, Dicks gift certificates and MUCH more.Salute Our Heroes

100% of all silent auction proceeds go direct to Honor Flight. A portion of gate proceeds do as well. Most auction items are donated by our Sport Lake & Cabin Show vendors. Last year the show donated over $5000 to Honor Flight


Yes your registration get you back into the Sport Show all weekend

Beer & Baconfest is Friday night only

Yes you can roam in and out of the Beer & Baconfest AND Sport Lake & Cabin Show all night – free flow

Registration covers all beer and food sampling and entertainment and shows – all included. Purchase of full beers, cocktails and meals are not included

The Beer & Baconfest is 21 and over – sort of. Yes its 21 and over in that section only but there is plenty for all ages inside the Sport Lake & Cabin Show and you can flow in and out freelyHonor Flight Northeast Indiana

Yes 100% of proceeds of silent auction and part of gate go directly to Honor Flight

Yes registrations can be bought at the door – if not sold out as we cap at 2000. Registrations day of are $5 more so buy in advance and insure a reservation. FIRST 2000 ONLY.

Parking at the Coliseum is extra.

Beer & Bacon Fest Sponsors

K105FM Fort Wayne WMEE Radio Fort Wayne WOWO Newstalk 1190 Radio WBYR The Bear Fort Wayne Radio