Sacramento Bacon Festival
Does the mere whiff of bacon cooking gets your taste buds quivering? If it does, then the Sacramento Bacon Festival is the one major annual event in California you just won’t want to miss. In celebration of all things bacon related, the Sacramento Bacon Festival will be a real sizzler for the seventh consecutive year.
Sacramento Bacon Festival 2021 is from April 12-18. Notice most of the program is not open to public and due to changes.
About The Bacon Festival
Bacon hogs the limelight for an entire week in Sacramento. From the 21st until the 26th of January, 2020, during several adult-only sessions held at participating restaurants around the city, Sacramento payed homage to its favorite flavorsome meat with some serious feasting. If you’ve got a hearty appetite and love bacon then for you, the Sacramento Bacon Festival will be gastronomical heaven.
Ready to join in with the bacon banqueting?
The Opening Party
There’s a savory start to the Sacramento Bacon Festival with a Choose Your Own Ramen Party held at the Empress Tavern. This Sacramento restaurant, with its unique vaulted ceiling is in the basement of the Crest Theatre and already has a pork loving clientèle.
It’s renowned for its bacon brussels, mortadella topped burgers and unusual use of pork belly. They’re taking that all one culinary step further by combining Ramen noodles with bacon for a lip-smacking start to the festivities.
Skee Ball Tournament
The Two Rivers Cider Company adds a new twist to the all-time classic combination of pork and apple when they host the Sacramento Bacon Festival Skee Ball Tournament.
In the eclectically decorated tasting room of the brewery premises, bacon influenced snacks will be teamed with fermented apple juice, aka cider. When it’s been through the process, coming together to fortify the participants and spectators of the traditional arcade game in a friendly, but competitive, Skee ball tournament.
Join The Revolution
Unlimited bacon are two words guaranteed to have bacon-ites queuing at Revolutionary Wines door long before this event at the Sacramento Bacon Festival has even started. If you’re a foodie, you’ll love the farm to fork, vine to glass ethics of the winery-bistro where this bacon party is held. You can wash down the endless bacon-orientated appetizers with locally produced wine and beer straight from the barrel then wear the t-shirt to prove you did it.
Still want more bacon?
Get your bacon boogie on at the Kevin Bacon Tribute Night. Some of Sacramento’s best live bands take over the Torch Club, a top blues venue in midtown Sacramento, for an evening of music and entertainment. There’ll be no element of bacon left out as the bands perform popular songs from the soundtracks of actor Kevin Bacon’s films.
The Chef’s Challenge at the Sacramento Bacon festival is the big bacon blow-out. Top chefs from Sacramento’s best restaurants take part in a head to head with their own recipes to see who can create the tastiest and most innovative bacon and pork orientated dish.
The cook off takes place, in specially prepared food trucks, in the parking lot of Mulvaney’s. You get to watch while sipping on a beer. Once the judging is done and the winner has been announced, it is time to tuck in to the pork delights the chefs have prepared.
If you’re planning a trip to Normandy in October then see the Honfleur Shrimp Fesitval
So why Sacramento Bacon Festival?
There’s one special fact about Sacramento which you’ve probably already guessed, yes, it’s a city that loves bacon. Could bacon be the new gold? Probably or then again, probably not, but there’ll be plenty of folks rushing to get their fill of all the variations the chefs will be creating at this years Sacramento Bacon Festival.
Whether you like your bacon salty, with a touch of sweet chilli, as an ice-cream flavor or just plain grilled, you’ll definitely get your fill of it during this week long bacon extravaganza.