Yamanashi Bacon Festival
Thank you for coming!

The 50th Shingen-ko Festival, Yamanashi Bacon Festival Team

Applications have been closed due to reaching capacity. Thank you very much for your application!

Bacon Festival 2023 trailer video released!

Less than a month to go until the opening of the Yamanashi Bacon Festival 2023!

What is the Bacon Festival?

The Bacon Festival is a festival that has been going on for 10 years in the U.S. state of Iowa, where hog farming is thriving, and was started by men who love Iowa’s bacon.

The number of people who attend the festival reaches 20,000 every year.

Our sister city, Yamanashi Prefecture, has been hosting the Bacon Festival since 2017.

October 29, 2023 (Sun)

Preliminary Round: 10:45 Final: 13:00 Awards Ceremony: 15:00~


Application period for participation

Closed as we have reached capacity.

Participation Fee

Individual: 3,000 yen/person
Groups: 9,000 yen/group (3 persons per group)
The participation fee must be paid in advance after the decision to participate has been made.

Eligibility for participation

1.Groups: 3 persons per team, no substitutions allowed.
2.Duplicate entries for both groups and individuals are not allowed. (In case of duplicate entries, both entries will be invalid.)
3.Participants must be 15 years of age or older and in good health.
4.Regardless of nationality
5.Signature on consent form

Prizes and awards

1.Gold, Silver, and Bronze Frying Pan Trophies will be awarded to the top three group and individual winners.
2.Prize money: Group winner: 30,000 yen Individual winner: 10,000 yen
3.Other supplementary prizes
Participation prize (limited edition T-shirt to be worn at the contest)


Lawn Square (Scramble Crossing)
1-9-11 Marunouchi, Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture


Contact Us

For inquiries regarding the Yamanashi Bacon Festival and the Yamanashi Bacon Festival Executive Committee, please contact us here.