This "porktacular", two-day festival celebrates all things bacon and features cook-off competitions, pig-themed activities for the entire family, live music, merchandise from local artists and much, much more!

 

Bacon lovers will be in hog heaven while sampling various "baconlicious" bacon-inspired dishes ranging from Pig Wings to bacon-wrapped delights from the region's best local restaurants, food vendors and trucks.

 

Sample every "baconlicious" bacon-inspired dish; then cast your vote for the People's Choice Winner.

 

Young and old will squeal with delight over the variety of pig-themed contests including Pig Races, Pet Costume Parade, Kid's Eating, Pig Wing Eating, Pig Calling/Impersonation Contests and more!  Piggle(s) of all ages will go hog wild for the quirky official Pig Pardon, "When Pigs Fly" as plush pigs are flung from the rooftops and "When Pigs Float" as plastic pigs float down the Kinnickinnic River.

 

Bring the piggy bank and browse the marketplace with a "twist" as some 60 merchandise vendors share their unique products such as homemade jams, specialty dips and sauces, bacon-scented candles and lotions, bacon novelties, gifts and apparel for all ages!  Bacon lovers will go oinkers over the selection of local microbrews and wines while enjoying hours of musical entertainment.

 

Free admission to the public! Free admission to the public!
Welcome to Bacon Bash!

Join us at the 5th Annual Bacon Bash!

September 16-17, 2017 • River Falls, Wisconsin

Come Celebrate All Things Bacon Come Celebrate All Things Bacon
Welcome to Bacon Bash!

The nation's largest FREE bacon festival!

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Join us at the 5th Annual Bacon Bash September 16-17, 2017

as we continue to celebrate all things bacon!

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15: 5PM-8PM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: 10AM-4PM

5:00pm

FRIDAY

Belle Vinez Winery

Comedy & Corks - $25/ticket includes comedy show, one glass of wine or beer, and light appetizers. Tickets available for purchase at the River Falls Chamber of Commerce or Belle Vinez. Sponsored by Belle Vinez & Security Financial Bank.

10:00am

SUNDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square

11:00am

SUNDAY

Pig Calling/Pig Impersonation Contest

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: 10AM-7PM

celebrity pitmasters: The Great American Cookout Tour wants to give YOU the ultimate backyard BBQ, complete with your favorite celebrity pitmasters Mike and Christine Peters! Stop by to see our BBQ experts share grilling tips and tricks that can turn amateurs into pros. You can even try FREE samples from our quality sponsors. Also, enter to win a party for up to 20 people complete with food, fun and entertainment by a BBQ celebrity. Don’t miss your chance to enter to be BBQ royalty for a day! Throughout the Event: Enjoy live music, kid’s activities, lawn games, merchant vendors, Car Cruze-In (Sunday, 11-4), local microbrews and wines, food vendors, and much more!

*Subject to change

4:00pm

SUNDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square

12:00pm

SUNDAY

Pig Wing Eating Contest

3:00pm

SUNDAY

The Great American Cookout Tour

With favorite celebrity pitmasters Mike and Christine Peters!

2:00pm

SUNDAY

Kids’ Cook-Off Competition

(age categories: 12 and under, 13-17)

1:00pm

SUNDAY

Pet Costume Contest

10:00am

SATURDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square

10:30am

SATURDAY

Official Welcome & Pig Pardon

 

11:00am

SATURDAY

Live Broadcast of “Off the Menu”

12:00pm

SATURDAY

World Food Championship Cook-Off Competition

1:00pm

SATURDAY

Bacon/Wine Pairing

2:00pm

SATURDAY

Kid’s Eating Contest

3:00pm

SATURDAY

When Pigs Float

4:00pm

SATURDAY

Cutlery/Cooking Demo

5:00pm

SATURDAY

Pig Calling/Pig Impersonation Contest

6:00pm

SATURDAY

The Great American Cookout Tour

With favorite celebrity pitmasters Mike and Christine Peters!

7:00pm

SATURDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square

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The 2017 Bacon Bash will feature "baconlicious" bacon-inspired dishes ranging from Pig Wings to bacon-wrapped delights served by the region's best local restaurants and food vendors.

Vendor Information Vendor Information

2017 Food Vendors - Featured Item

Big Guys BBQ Roadhouse - Candied Bacon

Blue Collar Barbeque - Belly Bites

Croix Valley Foods - Pig Wings

Family Fresh Market - Loaded Bacon Potato Soup

Hog Wild BBQ - Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Bacon-Infused BBQ

Jimmies Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse - Sticky Bacon Pudding

Lil Izzy’s Snack Shack - Maple-Glazed Mini Donuts with Bacon Sprinkles

Mac’s Café & Restaurant - Bacon Pineapple Express

River Falls Knights of Columbus - Maple Bacon Funnel Cake

Sara’s Tipsy Pies - Maple Bacon Irish Apple Pie

Smokey Treats BBQ - Piggy Pickles

Snappy Dog Salsa - Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

UWRF Falcon Foods - Bacon Waffle with Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream & Bacon Caramel Sauce

West Wind Supper Club - Wisconsin Cider Bacon Beer Cheese Soup

PLAZA & WELCOME RECEPTION WELCOME RECEPTION WHOLE HOG SPONSOR
HOG HEAVEN
BACON LOVER SPONSORS
LITTLE PIGGY SPONSORS
BACON BITS SPONSORS

ACE HARDWARE

ANGELS PET WORLD

BEST WESTERN CAMPUS PLUS INN

BO'S 'N MINE

BREMER BANK

CERNOHOUS CHEVROLET

CITY OF RIVER FALLS

 

 

Compeer Financial

CROIX VALLEY FOODS

EDINA REALTY, INC. - RICK VORWALD

FREEMAN DRUG

JOHN J. MORGAN COMPANY

KILKARNEY HILLS GOLF COURSE

LEITCH INSURANCE

 

 

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PECHACEK'S GENERAL CONTRACTING

RIVER CITY DISPOSAL

RIVER VALLEY BUSINESS CENTER

SAJAN

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WIRELESS WORLD - VERIZON

 

Location

Heritage Park & Maple St. Bridge

232 W. Maple Street

River Falls, WI 54022

 

 

(715) - 425 - 2533

 

 

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