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Baconfest in Dubuque

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Baconfest returns to Dubuque this year. 

Organizers say it’s an evening where guests enjoy samples of creative bacon dishes from local restaurants, BBQ pits, and caterers, while helping a great cause.

There will be 21 vendors including, 1st and Main, 7G Distributing, 7 Hills Brewing Company, Blaum Bros. Distillery, Caroline’s Restaurant, Courtside, Cremer’s Meats, Devil’s Pit Char-B-Que, Dubuque Marina and Yardarm, East Mill Bakeshop, Elle & Becks, Farm House Restaurant, Freddie’s Popcorn, Hy-Vee, J&D Catering, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, Pizza Ranch, Rhody’s Food & Spirits, River Boat Lounge, Simply Parker’s and University of Dubuque.

 The fun takes place Thursday, October 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Grand River Center.

Tickets are on sale at Area Residential Care or at They can also purchase tickets at the door the night of the event. General admission tickets are $25 each and V.I.P tickets are $45 each. 

All proceeds from the event will go to the non-profit organization, Area Residential Care and support their mission of empowering people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life.

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