Baconfest organisers Kathryn Stevens, Felicity Cavill, Paul Reeves and Fritz Kutzer.
Baconfest organisers Kathryn Stevens, Felicity Cavill, Paul Reeves and Fritz Kutzer. Michael Nolan

Festival promotes Aussie pork

KINGAROY'S BaconFest will be encouraging Australians to get more pork on their fork.

Chief baconeer Kathryn Stevens said the festival will encourage South Burnett residents to buy as much pork as possible, by putting bacon and pork at the heart of the festival.

"BaconFest is all about celebrating the pig, particularly Aussie pork,” she said.

From the beginning of the festival planning, the committee was determined to work with local pig farmers and producers to help support them through the tough season of low pig prices, Mrs Stevens said.

Any vendor at the event, running from August 24 to 26, must be selling 100 per cent Australian bacon or pork.

"It really is a tough time for pig farmers out there, so anything we can do to help encourage people to support Australian pork is great,” she said.

Families should seek out 100 per cent Australian bacon and pork when shopping at the supermarket to support struggling local farmers and the industry.

Like the BaconFest Facebook page for recipes and cooking tips on how to include more bacon and pork into your diet.

Pig farmers and producers are encouraged to come along to the Wine and Swine event at BaconFest, to have the opportunity to relax during the difficult period in the industry.

"I think they'll be impressed by how pork will be on show and how we're celebrating their produce,” Mrs Stevens said.

Tickets for the Wine and Swine and the Long Table breakfast will be going on sale within the next few weeks and bacon lovers are encouraged to like the Facebook page so they are up to date.

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