The finalists of the Miss BaconFest pageant.
The finalists of the Miss BaconFest pageant. Claudia Williams

BACONFEST: Five unforgettable moments from the weekend

THERE'S no doubt Kingaroy was the place to be at the weekend as thousands of people filled the streets for Kingaroy BaconFest 2019.

From Friday, August 23 until Sunday, August 25 residents and guests wandered through Glendon St to check out all of the attractions and devour bacon-themed food.

We have complied a list of the top five moments from the weekend dedicated to celebrating pork.

1. Bacon lovers attended Wine and Swine

The BaconFest 2019 weekend launched in style as festival-goers flaunted their best frocks and suit jackets at the Wine and Swine dinner.

Grazing tables offering everything from platters of pork crackling to pig-themed desserts were set up on the front lawn of the Kingaroy Town Hall for attendees to sample.

To check out all of the glitz and glamour from the evening, click here.

Jacinda Seiler, Tegan hall, Adrian Richardson and Kate Schaffer  at Wine and Swine 2019 as part of BaconFest.
Jacinda Seiler, Tegan Hall, celebrity chef Adrian Richardson and Kate Schaffer unwind at Wine and Swine as part of BaconFest. Laura Blackmore

2. Rasher's Rush Run and Cycling event

On Saturday, August 24 baconeers dressed up in their best pig-inspired outfits to test out their athleticism on the South Burnett Rail Trail.

The event drew a lively crowd and participants made their way out and back along the well-loved rail trail.

To catch up on the action from the event and see some of the creative outfits on display, click here.

Catherine Harch and Jemma Ryan getting into the spirit on the rail trail for the Rasher Run 2019 event.
Catherine Harch and Jemma Ryan get into the spirit on the rail trail during Rasher's Run. Laura Blackmore

3. Miss BaconFest Pin-Up Pageant

Confidence was in abundance as the pageant entrants showed off their best bacon-and-egg-inspired dresses.

The event focused on creating awareness about the pin-up world, so click here for a recap of the tight competition and to learn more about the pin-up pageant.

Berkshire Babe at the Miss BaconFest pageant.
Berkshire Babe at the Miss BaconFest pageant. Claudia Williams

4. Bacon-Eating Competition

Competitors lined their stomached with bacon in hopes of taking out the top spot at this year's eating competition.

There was a year's supply of bacon up for grabs. Click here to find out more about the fierce competition.

The bacon eating competition at Kingaroy BaconFest.
The Bacon-Eating Competition in full swing Kingaroy BaconFest. Claudia Williams

5. Bacon-inspired olympics

Pig snorting as well as bacon and egg spoon races were just some of the events held at the BaconFest 2019 Olympics.

Teams united to test out their skills in pork-themed events and win prizes of bacon, of course!

To see why the crowds were roaring with laughter throughout the olympics, click here.

Janine Bok coming out of the pig maze for the Darth's Delinquents team at the Senior Olympics.
Janine Bok emerges from the pig maze for the Darth's Delinquents in the olympics event. Laura Blackmore