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Inaugural Bacon Fest in Savannah, GA

river street bacon festSavannah, GA will be hosting its first ever Bacon Fest this weekend, September 5-6. It will be held on Savannah’s historic River Street, a cobblestone street on the Savannah river where tourists go to step into the 17th century, eat some awesome local seafood, and get majorly drunk.

The event is the idea of the Savannah Waterfront Association, though this year it’s not like it’s that hard to come up with this kind of idea. Tons of cities are having their first Bacon Fest this year.

Local restaurants will be bringing out their best bacon dishes, and the Chocolat choclatier will even be bringing out some bacon butter pecan toffee! I’ve lived in Georgia all my life, and Savannah is a popular destination for us Georgians for a quick weekend trip. So I’ve been there a lot, and know there is some seriously quality food in Savannah. Their takes on bacon dishes can be quite delicious.

The Back in the Day bakery makes a bacon jam sandwich that’s wonderful. A bar called Andaz makes candied bacon that’s fantastic. And as I understand it there will be a number of new creations featured as well.

The festivities kick off at 4:00 p.m. on September 5. There will be fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (part of the First Friday thing). On Saturday, the festival continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be crafts from local artisans in sale in Rousakis Plaza, and t-shirts on sale for $7 to $11.

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Baconfest This Weekend in Johnson City, TN

johnson city tn baconfest 2014Tomorrow, August 30, 2014, is Baconfest in Johnson City, TN. It will be the 3rd annual Tri-Cities Baconfest hosted by Positive Approach Events, and the second one in Johnson City (the original was held at the Bristol Motor Speedway).

Baconfest will be held at the Millenium Center. The event will feature a singer/songwriter competition, local arts and crafts vendors, a Mister & Miss Baconfest competition, and of course lots of bacon themed foods from local restaurants.

There will be a Man vs. Bacon eating competition just as the past two years. Qualifying rounds are held before the festival, with the main event taking place on stage at the event itself.

If you buy your ticket by 8:00 Friday night, you’ll also be able to enter to win free bacon for a year! So, if you don’t have your ticket yet, hurry up and get one!

Want a discount? In honor of the opening of the Tweetsie Trail, all Baconfest attendees who have purchased tickets to the Tweetsie Trail Trek will get $10 off VIP or General Admission tickets to Baconfest! Just use the coupon code TREK when you buy your Baconfest tickets.

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Bacon Labor Day in Simpsonville, SC Benefits Local K9 Cops

bacon labor day logoSimpsonville, SC will be hosting a Bacon Labor Day event on September 1st. It’s the first event of this sort they will be putting on, though they hope to make it an annual one.

Leading up to the event, there has been a “Parade of Pigs,” where 19 piggy banks have been placed around the city to accept donations. These include the Dark Pig (a Batman-esque pig), Frenchie (a very fahsionable piggy), and Deerhog (a pig with antlers), among others.

The event will be divided into four areas.

parade of pigs labor dayThe Bacon Strip is where you’ll find bacon themed food including bacon funnel cakes, bacon sundaes, bacon kettle corn, bacon mac & cheese, and of course bacon burgers.

The Pork Barrel will feature local craft beers and wines.

The Bacon Bits is the kid area, featuring pig lassoing, corn hole, kids in a blanket races, and more.

The Bacon Jam Stage will have live music, DJ music throughout the day, a K9 demonstration, and an auction to win a police ride along.

There will also be a car show for classic car enthusiasts to check out while they’re chowing down on bacon and beer.

simpsonville k9 copsThe event will benefit the city’s new K9 police program, and their two new K9 cops Ace and Brix. The city estimates the cost for each animal’s first year to be about $23,000 each, so they are raising funds to help support the department.

Bacon Labor Day costs $3 per person (or $10 for 4 people). Kids under 5 are free, pets are not allowed.

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Kansas City 6th Annual Bacon Fest Raises Money for Charity

bacon fest kansas cityYesterday, the people of Kansas City, MO held their Sixth Annual Bacon-Fest. The event featured tons of creative bacon dishes, bacon drinks, live music, and of course plenty of beer. All guests also received a commemorative drink cup and Bacon-Fest t-shirt.

There was also a bacon-eating contest, something that any bacon lover can appreciate. The Perk, a local Kansas City radio station, posted this video of it.

The event was held inside, and from the buzz online, the large number of attendants were pleased for the air-conditioned environment. Which makes sense in August in Missouri.

Bacon-Fest is an annual event that benefits the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City. The RIKC works to help children and adults with disabilities through medical rehabilitation, job placement, and many other helpful and necessary programs.

There is no official word on how much money was made just yet, but from the looks of it, they probably cleaned up. Attendance was fantastic, and at $50 a head, they’re no doubt swimming in cash. So now bacon doesn’t just have the power to be delicious, but also to raise money for charity!

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Hormel’s Bacon Fueled Motorcycle (Baconcycle?)

hormel bacon fueled motorcycleTo promote the upcoming San Diego Bacon Fest, Hormel has manufactured a motorcycle that runs on bacon grease, emiting exhaust that smells like bacon.

This hog-fueled hog was made as a joint effort of Hormel and Bio-Blend Fuels, and the bike really does run on a fuel made out of bacon grease. They’ve recruited a “bacon lover” to drive this beast from Austin, Minn. to San Diego, along with a camera crew, to document the journey. The documentary will be shown at the Bacon Film Festival on August 29, part of San Diego’s Bacon Week, of which Bacon Fest is a part.

The campaign was conceived by BBDO Minneapolis, an ad company that’s worked with Hormel extensively.

The bike reportedly gets between 75 and 100 miles to the gallon, which makes bacon fuel sound like a pretty attractive prospect. While it might cost more than a gallon of gas to get enough bacon to produce a gallon of grease, but at least you’d get to eat a lot of bacon, right?

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San Diego Bacon Fest – August 30, 2014

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What: San Diego Bacon Fest (officially the Hormel Black Label Bacon fest – yay for corporate sponsorship!)
When: August 30, 2014 1PM-5PM
How Much: General Admission $60, VIP $100

Bacon fest is the culmination of Bacon Week in San Diego, a weeklong celebration of everyone’s favorite pork meat. This is a massive party featuring music, a film festival, and of course tons of bacon. This year is only the 2nd annual festival, but it’s already become a huge thing.

The festival will include bacon dishes from 20 local restaurants and beer from 25 local breweries. While the tickets may seem a bit pricy, this is because they are all inclusive for food and beverages, so you can sample all you want from those 45 vendors. I couldn’t find a difference between the General Admission and VIP tickets other than that the VIP’s get to go in an hour early. So for $40 you can go in at 1PM instead of 2PM. You’re already paying $20 an hour for entertainment, food, and beer, but if you’d like to pay $40 for an extra hour of it, that’s an option for you.

This year will feature music from 40 Oz. to Freedom, Cruz, and the Routine.

The event is not kid friendly. As in, they’re not allowed, because of all the free flowing booze. So get a sitter – just don’t tell them where you’re going, or they’ll probably fly out the door to go there, too!

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