South Burnett chef Jason Ford shares his Rueben bacon sandwich with Kathryn Stevens and BaconMan ahead of Kingaroy's BaconFest.
South Burnett chef Jason Ford shares his Rueben bacon sandwich with Kathryn Stevens and BaconMan ahead of Kingaroy's BaconFest. BaconFest

Federal funding boosts BaconFest

KINGAROY's BaconFest will share in more than $4 million of recent federal funding with 108 other projects around Australia.

Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry received $33,000 towards their BaconFest project under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund.

The grant from the Coalition Government's community investment stream will cover half of the total cost the Kingaroy project nominated for.

Regional development, territories and local government minister John McVeigh said the community investment stream was about ensuring regional communities had a strong future.

"Strong community planning is essential for the successful longevity of regional Australia,” Dr McVeigh said.

The Coalition Government was committed to building stronger regional communities targeting activities from expanded local events and strategic planning, to leadership and capability building, he said.