Join us for our annual Bacon Bash.

September 17-18, 2016

Come Celebrate All Things Bacon Come Celebrate All Things Bacon

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Welcome to the Bacon Bash! Welcome to the Bacon Bash!

This two-day festival celebrates all things bacon, pig-themed activities for the entire family, live music, merchandise from local artists, bacon vendors and much, much more! Come out and sample bacon-inspired dishes from local restaurants and food vendors. Then cast your vote for the People’s Choice Winner!

 

Young and old are invited to partake in pig-themed activities including pig races, live music, local micro-brewed beer and much more. The 2016 Bacon Bash will feature restaurants and food vendors serving dishes ranging from bacon-wrapped delights to ice cream. Some 40 merchandise vendors will be showcasing their products including specialty sauces, ice cream, arts, crafts and novelty items that put a “twist” on marketplace shopping.

 

Come sample every kind of bacon inspired dish our own finest restaurants and entrepreneurs can dish out!

Free admission to the public! Free admission to the public!
Event Information! Event Information!

Our 3rd Annual Bacon Bash held on September 19-20 was a porktacular success with over 16,000 attendees! Join us September 17-18, 2016 as we continue to celebrate all things bacon!  Below is the Schedule of Events from our 2015 event!

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: 10AM-8PM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20: 10AM-4PM

10:00am

SATURDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

10:00am

SUNDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from  the rooftop

11:00am

SATURDAY

Official Welcome & Pig Pardon

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11:00am

SUNDAY

Judges Choice Competition

Sponsored by: Security Financial Bank

12:00pm

SATURDAY

Cooking Demonstration

Sponsored by: Patrick Cudahy

12:00pm

SUNDAY

Pet Costume Contest

Brought to us by: Angel's Pet World

1:00pm

SATURDAY

1:00pm

SUNDAY

Kid's Cook-off Competition

 Sponsored by: Le Cordon Bleu

2:00pm

SATURDAY

1st Annual Pig Paddle River Battle

Brought to us by: River Guide Kayaks

2:00pm

SUNDAY

3:00pm

SATURDAY

3:00pm

SUNDAY

4:00pm

SATURDAY

4:00pm

SUNDAY

5:00pm

SATURDAY

6:00pm

SATURDAY

7:00pm

SATURDAY

8:00pm

SATURDAY

Live Music Schedule:

SATURDAY  10-1pm     The Dave Snyder Triplicate
SATURDAY  1:30-4:30p  
Everett Smithson Band

SATURDAY  5-8pm         Danger Rangers

SUNDAY       11-4pm       Wade & Ella

 

Throughout the Event:

Local Craft Beer, Kids Activity Area

Car & "Hog" Cruze-In (Sunday Only)

When Pigs Floats

Plastic Pigs dropped in the Kinni & redeemed

Bacon/Pig-themed Costume Contest

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WFC Award Ceremony

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When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs with prizes flung from the rooftop

Pig Calling/Impersonation Contest

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 When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs with prizes flung from the rooftop

Pig Wing Eating Contest

Brought to us by: Croix Valley Foods

"Gimme Some Bacon"

Dance off/Sing-along

 

Pig Calling/Pig Impersonation Contest

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Kids Eating Contest

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Vendor Information

 16,000 bacon lovers converged River Falls  from the upper Midwest  for our 3rd Annual Bacon Bash. Events included pig-themed activities for everyone including live music, local micro-brewed beer and much more.

 

The 2016 Bacon Bash will feature restaurants and food vendors serving dishes ranging from bacon-wrapped delights to ice cream.

Food vendors will serve bacon-themed dishes and attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite selection.

Vendor applications will be treated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

2015 Food Vendors - Featured Item

Biggie & Bull BBQ  - Bacon Tacos

Bo's 'N Mine - Maple Bacon Cheesecurds

Bread Art - Mini Bacon Cinnamon Rolls w/ Maple Bacon Frosting

Croix Valley Foods  -  Pig Wings

Croix Valley Foods - BBQ Bacon Nachos

Family Fresh Market  -  Bacon Brat

Little Caesars  -  Bacon Wrapped Deep Dish Pizza

Knoke's Chocolates and Nuts -  Sweet Bacon Almonds

Sara's Tipsy Pies -  Maple Bacon Apple Pie

Snappy Dog Salsa  -  Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity  -  Bacon-Wrapped Pork Medallions

Square One Meat  -  Bacon on a Stick

UWRF Falcon Foods  - Bacon Grilled Cheese

Uncle Dom's Global Cuisine  -  Bacon Cheesecake

Wholesoul a Lavender & Sage Eatery - Remoulade Katfish BLT Po-Boy Slider

Vendor Information 2016 Vendor Forms

Available Soon!

 The 2015 Bacon Bash in River Falls will hosted a Super Qualifier event for the World Food Championships. Competitors battled for 12 coveted Golden Tickets to the World Food Championships in Kissimmee, Florida. Competition categories included Bacon, Sandwich, Chili and Dessert.

 

Do you have what it takes to bring home the bacon?  The third annual Bacon Bash Cook-off will pit culinary enthusiast against each other in a unique format that could send them to the world’s largest food stage, the 2015 World Food Championships being held in Florida Nov 3-10.  Hundreds of cooking competition winners and culinary award recipients will gather in front of thousands of fans to face off in a 9-category showdown to find the best. At the end of the week-long competition, one lucky competitor will hold the title of World Food Champion and a check for $100,000!

 

The Bacon Bash Cook-off could be your ticket to culinary fame.  Contestants will be forced to compete against nature, a clock and a field of talented cooks from all walks of life.  Prizes, trophies and a coveted Golden Ticket to compete in the Ultimate Food Fight will be awarded for the top 3 competitors in each of the 4 Bacon Bash Cook-off categories; Bacon, Chili, Sandwich and Dessert.  Sign up today to show the world you've got the chops to stand your own against the best of the best!

 

Not ready to compete but certainly ready to eat?  Sign up for the World Food Championships EAT judging class on Friday night and judge the culinary creations Saturday.  Judges attending the class are certified in the WFC's EAT judging method, making them eligible to judge at the Championships in Florida.  Bring your appetite and sink your teeth into some world-class food!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

3:00pm

6:00pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

2:00pm

10:00am

10:50am

11:00am

11:15am

12:00pm

12:50pm

1:00pm

1:15pm

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Bacon turn-in

 

End Bacon turn-in

 

Area Clear

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Sandwich turn-in

 

End Sandwich turn-in

 

Area Clear

2:50pm

3:00pm

3:15pm

4:00pm

4:50pm

5:00pm

5:15pm

7:00pm

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Dessert turn-in

 

End Dessert turn-in

 

Area Clear

Super Qualifier Elite
Competition Super Qualifier Elite
Competition

 

EAT judging class

(sign up separately on Bacon Bash Website if interested in attending)

 

Welcome reception for contestants and judge - BelleVinez Winery)

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Chili turn-in

 

End Chili turn-in

 

Area Clear

Schedule may be subject to change.

Final schedule will be confirmed via email 48 hours prior to event.

 

Awards Ceremony on main stage

Bacon Category

Sandwich Category

Chili Category

Dessert Category

Thank you 2015 Sponsors! Thank you 2015 Sponsors!
Our Sponsors Help us Pile on the Bacon! Our Sponsors Help us Pile on the Bacon! Become part of the legacy of this incredibly popular event and in making the Bacon Bash Wisconsin’s largest bacon festival! As a sponsor, you’ll have an opportunity to promote your business to 15,000 – 20,000 middle-income, suburban couples and families from the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin who share a love for bacon!
PRESENTING SPONSORS

AGSTAR FINANCIAL SERVICES

ANGELS PET WORLD

BMO HARRIS BANK

BEST WESTERN CAMPUS PLUS INN

CITY OF RIVER

CROIX VALLEY FOODS

 

DICK'S HOMETOWN LIQUOR

DURANGO JOES

FREEMAN DRUG

MATT'S MOVING COMPANY

NUESKE'S

RJ'S MEATS & GROCERIES

 

REMAX SYNERGY

RIVER CITY DISPOSAL

ROYAL CREDIT UNION

WEVR

WHOLE EARTH GROCERY

WIRELESS WORLD - VERIZON

 

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Location

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Heritage Park & Maple St. Bridge

232 W. Maple Street

River Falls, WI 54022

 

 

(715) - 425 - 2533

 

 

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