Beer & Bacon Fest

Beer & Bacon Fest Fort Wayne

Thank you to everyone who came out. We had an absolute blast! We're looking forward to having all of our first year folks back next year.



 $5 of every reservation from this year  went to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana – goal to raise $10,000

Reservations capped at 2000 in 2018

Memorial Coliseum – New Conference Center

Inside the HUGE Sports Lake & Cabin Show

PRESENTED BY: To Be Announced

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

2017 Beer & Bacon Fest


General Admission - $35 (Coliseum Box office)
Designated Driver - $19
(Add $10 day of event - buy early)
We sold out last year -

VIP - FIRST 250 ONLY - $55

- Official event growler
- $20 Cabelas Coupon
- Free access to sport show all weekend
- Extra VIP hour - 5-6 pm
- Fast pass line access at all vendor tables
- 1 FULL micro brew of your choice
- 1 Sample exclusive for VIPS’s from 5-6pm
- Special VIP rest relax area




Let's Party Dueling Pianos

Hubie Ashcraft Band - (Click for more band info)

Dueling Pianos  Hubie Ashcraft Band

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.


What's on tap this year - Over 80 beers!

Breweries: (each bringing 3-4 labels each
Mad Anthonys
5 Start distributors
Alcoa (bringing 3 brewies from out of state)
Taxman Brewing company
Chapmans Brewery
Deer Creek Brewery
Rudy’s =- bring wine and cigars
Ft. Wayne Brew Tours

other Beers at show
New Belgium voodoo IPA
New Belgium fat tire
New Belgium voodoo 8 hop

Sam Adams hopscape
Sam Adams cold snap
Sam Adams rebel juiced
Sam Adams rouser
Sam Adams Boston lager

White claw variety

Ballast point dead ringer
Ballast point pineapple sculpin

Three Floyd’s space st.. middle finger
Three Floyd’s Alpha king
Three Floyd's yum yum

Bells amber
Bells Kalamazoo stout
Bells oats mobile

Blue moon cappuccino stout
Blue moon white IPA

Boulevard tank 7
Brooklyn defender IPA
Burnt city face melter

Sun king Osiris
Sun king wee mac

Chapmans undaunted

Green Flash styrian Golding

Coney Island orange cream ale

Dark horse crooked tree pleas the 5th
Dark horse tres blueberry

Dogfish festina peche
Dogfish namaste

Evil Czech voodoo vanilla rye porter
Flat 12 milk stout
Flying dog blood line
Greenish anger
Greenbush star chic shotgun


Henrys hard grape

Lagunitas brown shugga
Lagunitas hop stoppad
Lagunitas Pilsner

Leone Bavarian dunkel

Leinie cranginger shandy

Magic hat winter mingle

New holland poet

North coast old Rasputin

Oskar blues beerito
Oskar blues IPA
Perrin blackberry IPA

Reads ginger apple
Redds wicked blood orange

Victory fest bier

Rogue hazelnut brown

Schlafly Yakima wheat

Shiner home spun cream ale

So tier Oaked
So tier cream brûlée

Traveler aloha

Triton sly boogie

Truly blood orange

Upland champagne velvet

Sun king lupulin astronaut

OVER 80 LABELS SO FAR - adding more

chocolate covered bacon by old world
Tuscans Brazilian grill
Brunos BBQ
El Azteca
Aramark catering
Memorial Coliseum
Halls Catering & Restaurant




Two Bands will be performing for you


  • Early VIP Hour
  • 3 times as many bartenders
  • 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


Yes – this is a huge fundraiser for Honor Flight Northeast Indiana

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

BREWERY – FOOD Info Flyer 2018

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.