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Beer-and-Bacon-Fest-APPROVED-LOGOJanuary 27, 2017

2016 was sold out – over sold actually

Memorial Coliseum – Conference Center

Inside the Sports Lake & Cabin Show


WOW – Ft. Wayne really likes their beer! Over $5000 was raised for Honor Flight. THANK YOU

Yes – the first hour of this event was crazy and unorganized. All easily fixed and resolved for 2017. By 8 o’clock things were flowing smoothly and fun was being had by all. Believe it or not – there was tons of beer left – 67 cases of 42 different labels. The Coliseum was still serving food even after the event closed. Needless to say there were plenty of folks that needed cabs and the designated drivers had their hands full.

A computer glitch (couples of two were counted as 1 on our report) over sold tickets by 300 even thought we thought we cut if off at 800 to be safe (1300 attended). We did not have enough bartenders (fixed for 2017). We need more space in the Conference Center (fixed for 2017). We need line control – signs up high for all to see (fixed for 2017). We need to pre pour beer for the initial rush as we figured folks would roam round the Sport Lake & Cabin Show before headed to Beer Baconfest – we were wrong (fixed for 2017).  Many suggestions and been made and identified. Many will be implemented in 2017 as much was learned in 2016. 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.


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

TWO BANDS – Northport Road and Freddie and the Hot Rods


Drink a beer with Spiderman – direct from Marvel Comics MCOR_SM_02

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

Brewery and Restaurant applications for 2017 coming soon

Simply the biggest, baddest, most fun, best value and FIRST Beer & BaconFest in 2016. 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 plus the new GET FIT EXPO. Watch the Lumberjack Show and meet Spiderman. Listen to two live bands. Take part in the indoor Timberlake Zip-line, catch live fish, shoot an air rifle or paddle around our 25,000 gallon lagoon on a kayak. Also, meet WWII Veterans as plan their next Honor Flight trip to Washington DC. A HUGE value for a great Friday night.

Also – register to win a 16′ Coleman Camper worth $15,000


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

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 $3000 to Honor Flight


Yes your registration get you back into the Sport Show & Get Fit Expo all weekend

Beer & Baconfest is Friday night only – other events all weekend

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 freely

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 1000. Registrations day of are $5 more so buy in advance and insure a reservation. FIRST 1000 ONLY.


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Contact info:


11020 Running Tide Ct.

Indianapolis IN 46236

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