On October 18th in Cranfills Gap, a town about 50 miles from Waco, the 3rd Annual Bacon Bash Texas will bring beer, bands, and of course delicious bacon to the masses.
The event will be held at the Horny Toad Bar & Grill, and will also feature a bacon cook-off in addition to the music, beer, and food available.
As for the music, the website for the event lists no specific bands, mentioning only “local band” will be in attendance. So if you’re from Cranfills Gap, and dig the local music scene, you might be excited by that! If not, I’m sure the music will be good just the same.
Tickets are $50 (according to their site – some sources are reporting $40 incorrectly). The ticket price includes access to the bash, a few drinks, and all the bacon you can eat. If you bring a coat or blanket to donate to Niki Warms the Cold, you’ll be entered to win a Kent Wenzel “Bite My Butt” box. There’s no info on what exactly that is, but one assumes a bacon-related prize. The proceeds from the Bash will also go to Niki Warms the Cold, who will use this year’s money to send a diabetic kid to Camp Sweeny – a residential camp for diabetic kids.
The bash officially begins at 5:00, and the free bacon sampling ends at 8:00. But that’s also when the music starts, so feel free to hang around!
The Bacon Bash is a 21-and-up event due to the copious amount of suds being passed around. You’ve got two weeks to find a sitter…get to it!
Savannah, 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.
Today is International Bacon Day!
If you’re looking to celebrate, there are festivals in a lot of cities. If you don’t have one nearby and aren’t already on the way to one, maybe you should host your own!
We have a ton of bacon recipes on this site; make as many as you like, have some friends over, and have a bacon party!
Bacon Day started in 2000 by some bacon loving pioneers in Bradford, MA (or so say a few articles about it), though at least one blogger claims to have invented it himself in 2005. It’s not all that important who created it though – the point is it’s a great day to celebrate a great food!
Tomorrow, 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.
Yesterday, 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!
Chris Bacus, owner of Ciao Wood Fired Pizza & Trattoria, prepares bacon wrapped scallops for Bacon Fest.
Cape Coral, Florida is kicking off their first ever Bacon Fest this weekend.
Rather than a traditional festival setting, this Bacon Fest is a restaurant crawl. Trolleys will take the bacon lovers to 13 different restaurants where they’ll enjoy many varied bacon items from entrees to appetizers, even desserts and drinks.
The Cape Coral Bacon Fest starts Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Participants will check in at 5:30 to get their wristband and passport at the Big John Plaza and club Square. The tickets are $20, and can be purchased at participating restaurants. You must be 21 years old to attend (several of the places are bars).
These sorts of restaurant crawls have become popular recently as a way to drive some foot traffic to downtown businesses. They sometimes have themes, but this is the first bacon themed crawl I’ve heard of.
If you live in the area, or if you’ll be visiting, you should definitely check it out. Because it’s a local thing, I wouldn’t advise travelling for this one, but if you’re bored, it could be a lot of fun!
Check out their local news page for a list of restaurants.
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!