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Saturday • October 22, 2022

Start Time • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Heartland Event Center at Fonner Park (new location this year)


Ticket Prices: $30 each

  • Tickets Include:
    • Bacon inspired food prepared by 15 Bacon Chefs
    • Over 40 craft brews provided by 20+ local and national brewers

Purchase Tickets:

  • Online at heartlandunitedway.org or Facebook
  • At the Heartland United Way Office – 1441 N. Webb Road
  • Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door the day of the event.
  • By Phone  308-382-2675



Imagination Bacon

Bacon & Brews for Books is a bacon & brew fest featuring local craft brew and wine samples alongside unique bacon-inspired appetizers. All proceeds from Imagination Bacon benefit the Heartland United Way Imagination Library Program to ensure all children start kindergarten with a library of their own. 

Guests will mingle, munch & enjoy the opportunity to bid on auction items while listening to live music by Blackberry Winter. Tickets are $30 each for this adult evening of fun & fundraising (must be 21 to attend, and show valid ID upon entry).

For additional information, contact:

Allie Remm
Heartland United Way


In 2013, the Heartland United Way adopted a bold goal to decrease childhood poverty. As part of that goal we initiated the Imagination Library program in our four county area (Hall, Hamilton, Howard & Merrick Counties). Children enrolled receive a free book every month in the mail.  The books are age appropriate and include reading tips to engage children and families.  There is no cost and no financial requirements for the children or families. Our goal is to provide a ‘library of their own’ for each child prior to entering kindergarten.  Currently, 3,200 children are enrolled and receiving a free book in the mail each month. The financial commitment to the Heartland United Way is $30 per child per year or $96,000 each year.  Imagination Bacon was created by the Heartland United Way Events Committee in order to fund this incredibly important program.

Learn more by visiting https://cbo.io/heartlanduw/bacon4books or join our Facebook event at www.facebook.com/HeartlandUnitedWay


Fonner Park and the Heartland Events Center are not responsible for the planning or programming of third party events hosted at the Fonner Park Complex. All third party events are solely the responsibility of the contracted event organizer and said organizer should be contacted for specific event information.