At 102.9 THE HOG, we love bacon! That’s why we’re soooo excited to announce the details of the 8th annual BACONFEST MILWAUKEE!

Wisconsin’s own award-winning Patrick Cudahy presents 102.9 THE HOG’s BACONFEST MILWAUKEE 2019 on Sunday, February 17th at the Event Center inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

Hundreds of hungry HOG Heads will devour unique bacon creations along with some classic favorites prepared by Southeast Wisconsin’s best restaurants. Plus, appearances by Bob & Brian, Mindy Novotny, and The Afternoon Program with Borna, Mitch and Mandy!


Tickets are on sale now! Every ticket includes…

  • $15 Potawatomi Fire Keeper’s Club reward play certificate
  • Bacon sampling, Bacon eating, Bacon tasting
  • BACONFEST MKE Pint Glass

Featured Items

Preview some of the amazing bacon’y treats planned for 2019:
• Bacon-wrapped Prime Rib & Chicken
• Bacon-wrapped Hot Dog
• Bacon Hungarian Goulash
• Chicken with Bacon
• Smoked BBQ Bourbon Bacon Meatball
• Bacon Wontons
• Virgin Bloody Mary with Candied Bacon
• Bacon & More Seasoned Pretzels
• Bacon Popcorn
• Bacon Cheese with Crackers
• Maple Bacon Cheesecake
• Bacon Rice Crispie Treats
• Maple Bacon Custard
• …and 900lbs of Patrick Cudahy bacon!

This year BACONFEST MKE is once again an Official Qualifying Event of the World Food Championships. Select restaurants will be competing to earn a ‘Golden Ticket’ to participate at the World Food Championships in the Bacon World Championship this November – where the winner takes home $100,000!


Where is BACONFEST MILWAUKEE taking place?
BACONFEST MILWAUKEE returns to the massive Event Center inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

How much bacon do I get to eat?
There will be plenty to fill your belly. Although, we’re not calling it “unlimited” sampling… we’ve got enough tasty treats to satisfy everyone.

Is alcohol available at BACONFEST MILWAUKEE?
Yes! There will be bars serving a wide selection of beers, cocktails and non-alcohol beverages.

How many BACONFEST MILWAUKEE tickets can I purchase?
As many as you’d like…. BTW, we’ve limited the overall capacity of the event to improve crowd flow.

Ok, I’ve got my tickets, what time should I arrive?
The event runs from Noon-4p… we’ve got 3 different ticket levels with staggered entry times (V.I.P. at 11:30a / 1st Session at Noon / 2nd Session at 2p). Come early and play some slots, Blackjack, Craps or Roulette on their huge casino floor!

Get your wristband in advance – get in the door quicker (starts Feb 4)!
Starting Monday, February 4th… after you purchase and print your ticket, you may stop by THE HOG Studios (map) before the event and redeem your ticket for a wristband. We’re open Monday – Friday 9a-5p. NOTE: it’s your responsibility to not LOSE your wristband before the event!

What else is going on?
Stop by the 102.9 THE HOG area… we’ll be making bacon, playing bacon games for prizes, and you can take a selfie with former Rock Girls!

Where do I pork, err- I mean, park at BACONFEST MILWAUKEE?
There is plenty of FREE parking in the structure located next to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

Will there be a Coat Check?
Yes! And it’s FREE!

Can I bring my kids to BACONFEST MILWAUKEE?
Sure! Persons under 21 years of age will be admitted when accompanied by a parent. Children over 2 require a full price ticket.

How do I get my restaurant / business at BACONFEST MILWAUKEE?
Maybe we can squeeze ya in. Send an email to Tyah at

Is bacon allowed on the casino floor?
No. You’ll need to consume any and all bacon before you get your heat on.