Harrison and Emily Draper can't wait to show others the Grass to Grill piglets when their farm is open for pig feeding during BaconFest weekend.
Harrison and Emily Draper can't wait to show others the Grass to Grill piglets when their farm is open for pig feeding during BaconFest weekend. Jessica McGrath

How you can get the ultimate BaconFest experience

THE Draper family will be giving visitors an opportunity to connect with the heart of Kingaroy BaconFest.

Colin and Melissa Draper will be opening up their Coolabunia farm for pig feeding over the festival weekend from August 24 to 25.

"It's something you can't do anywhere else," Mr Draper said.

Families can come and meet pigs Jack, Natalie Porkman, Skinny and Penelope at the Grass to Grill farm.

 

Colin, Emily, Melissa and Harrison Draper will be opening their Grass to Grill farm will be open for pig feeding during BaconFest weekend.
Colin, Emily, Melissa and Harrison Draper will be opening their Grass to Grill farm will be open for pig feeding during BaconFest weekend. Jessica McGrath

The opportunity to feed the pigs was very popular last year at the inaugural festival.

Mrs Draper said there were lots of people looking for something different for the kids to do.

"It gives another experience to see where the food comes from," she said.

"We hope we can add to that paddock to plate experience this year."

The Draper children, Harrison and Emily, will be selling bags of carrots to feed the pigs for a gold coin.

 

Grass to Grill farm's Emily and Harrison Draper will be selling bags of carrots to feed the pigs during BaconFest weekend.
Grass to Grill farm's Emily and Harrison Draper will be selling bags of carrots to feed the pigs during BaconFest weekend. Jessica McGrath

Half of the money raised will go towards their pocket money and the other to charity Drought Angels.

It will be free to come and see the farm and there will be opportunities to buy fresh meat direct from the farm.

Get in early to get a taste of their Grass to Grill smokey bacon and maple sausages, Irish pork and free-range ham and bacon.

Anyone interested in purchasing produce is encouraged to bring an esky so the meat stays fresh. 

The farming family added pork to their repertoire of beef and lamb more than three years ago when cattle prices were struggling.

 

The Grass to Grill farm will be open for pig feeding during BaconFest weekend.
The Grass to Grill farm will be open for pig feeding during BaconFest weekend. Jessica McGrath

The farm will be open from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, August 24 and 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, August 25.

The Grass to Grill farm is a 10 minute drive from the centre of Kingaroy at 370 Peterson Drive, Coolabunia.

Anyone considering visiting the farm during BaconFest is encouraged to register on the Grass to Grill Farm open day Facebook event page.

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