September 14-15, 2019

SATURDAY 10:00am - 7:00pm • SUNDAY 10:00am - 4:00pm

Heritage Park | 232 W. Maple Street | River Falls, WI

Come Celebrate All Things Bacon! Come Celebrate All Things Bacon!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Please click here to help us out with this bacon-licious event!

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This porktacular, two-day festival celebrates all things bacon and features

pig-themed activities for the entire family, live music, merchandise from

local artists, and much more!

Bacon lovers will be in hog heaven while sampling over 35 different bacon-inspired dishes from the region's best local restaurants, food vendors and trucks.

Young and old will squeal with delight over the variety of pig-themed

contests including a Pet Costume Parade, Kid's and Adult's Eating,

Pig Calling/Impersonation Contests and more! Piglets 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 "Piggies on the Kinni" as plastic pigs float down the Kinnickinnic River.

Bring your piggy bank and browse the marketplace with a bacon-licious twist as over 30 different merchandise vendors share their unique products such as homemade jams, specialty dips and sauces, 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.

Welcome to Bacon Bash!
Welcome to Bacon Bash!

The nation's largest FREE bacon festival!

Free admission to the public! Free admission to the public!

*Event & times subject to change

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14: 10AM-7PM

10:30am

SATURDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

 

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square and

Steiner Plumbing, Electric & Heating

10:00am

SATURDAY

Bacon Bash 2019 Kick-Off

Official Welcome & Pig Pardon plus the Kirby Symes Memorial Bacon Bash Dash Costume Awards

2:00pm

SATURDAY

Kid’s Eating Contest

To participate, sign up at the Information Tent one hour

prior to the event. Food item: Piggy Cupcakes

 

Sponsored by: 3 Schweet Sisters

1:00pm

SATURDAY

"Kiss the Pig" Contest

Who will have to kiss the pig?

Help decide at this "hog wild" event!

4:15pm

SATURDAY

Music of the Mississippi Harmonica Lessons

 

Sponsored by: Minnesota Blues Society

7:00pm

SATURDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

 

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square and

Steiner Plumbing, Electric & Heating

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15: 10AM-4PM

11:00am

SUNDAY

Pig Calling/Pig Impersonation Contest

To participate, sign up at the Information Tent one hour

prior to the event

10:00am

SUNDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

 

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square and

Steiner Plumbing, Electric & Heating

12:00pm

SUNDAY

Eating Contest (Adults)

To participate, sign up at the Information Tent one hour

prior to the event. Food item: Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog

 

Sponsored by: Our Town Has It

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5:00pm

SATURDAY

Bacon Trivia

Test your knowledge of all things BACON for the chance to win prizes!

6:00pm

SATURDAY

Habañero Popper Eating Contest

To participate, sign up at the Information Tent one hour

prior to the event

 

Sponsored by: Snappy Dog Salsa

12:00pm

SATURDAY

Bacon Trivia

Test your knowledge of all things bacon for the chance to win prizes!

11:00am

SATURDAY

Live Broadcast of “Off the Menu”

Hosted by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl,

WCCO’s “Off the Menu” highlights gourmet experiences and nutritional information

3:30pm

SUNDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

 

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square and

Steiner Plumbing, Electric & Heating

2:00pm

SUNDAY

Pet Costume Contest

 

Sponsored by: Angel’s Pet World

 

Click here  for more information

1:00pm

SUNDAY

Eating Contest (Kids)

 

To participate, sign up at the Information Tent one hour

prior to the event. Food item: Watermelon

 

Sponsored by: Our Town Has It

3:00pm

SATURDAY

Pig Calling/Pig Impersonation Contest

To participate, sign up at the Information Tent one hour

prior to the event

additional events

SATURDAY

8:00am

Kirby Symes Memorial Bacon Bash Dash

5K begins at 8am and the 1 Mile begins at 9:30am

Click here  for more information

 

 

10:00am - 7:00pm

Merchant Vendor Marketplace

 

SUNDAY

10:00am - 3:30pm

Tailgaiting Party/Live Radio Broadcast of

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Merchant Vendor Marketplace

 

11:00am – 4:00pm

Car Cruze

 live music schedule

SATURDAY

10:30am-1:00pm

Flannel Brothers

 

1:30pm-4:00pm

Everett Smithson Band

 

4:30pm-7:00pm

Tommy Bentz Band

 

SUNDAY

10:30am-1:00pm

Little Wing

 

1:30pm-4:00pm

Merry Weathers

Piggies on the Kinni

Purchase a toy pig and watch it race down

the Kinni with winners receiving prizes!

All proceeds go to the FFA & FFA Alumni. Saturday at 11:30am, 2:30pm, & 5:30pm;

Sunday at 11:30am & 2:30pm

Kids’ Activities Provided by

River Falls FFA & FFA Alumni

  •  Corn box
  •  Yard games
  •  Coloring pages
  •  Educational materials
throughout the weekend

Thousands of bacon lovers converged on  River Falls from the upper Midwest for the
6th Annual Bacon Bash!

"Porktacular" events included cook-off competitions, pig themed activities for the entire family,
arts & crafts fair, live music, microbrews and more!

2019

Food Vendor Application CLOSED

The 2019 Bacon Bash will feature bacon-licious dishes from a variety of the region’s best local restaurants and food vendors!  Click on the vendor below to view their website/Facebook page!

2019 Food Vendors

In addition to 30+ bacon-inspired dishes, the 2019 Bacon Bash

will feature unique merchant vendors providing items from

creative confections and fashionable finds to paintings and garden art.

Merchant Vendors

For more information on participation, please contact us.

Craft Beer & Wine Vendors

Stay & Play

As you enjoy all the porktacular activities and delicious bacon-inspired dishes at Bacon Bash, the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau invites you to experience River Falls—the City on the Kinni. Ranked as one of the best small cities in the country by Demographics Daily, River Falls exemplifies the best Wisconsin has to offer with its perfect combination of outdoor activities, arts, cultural events and hometown charm.

 

Nestled on the banks of the Kinnickinnic River, River Falls is a bustling community of 15,000 and the home of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Conveniently located 30 minutes from the Twin Cities, River Falls features a historic Main Street adorned with specialty shops, antique stores, and art galleries/studios. Dine at one of our family-friendly restaurants or eateries that offer delicious, home-cooked meals—open year round!

 

Visit the Chamber website for additional information on stay and play packages, must-see spots, and much more!

 

 

Interested in volunteering at this bacon-licious celebration?

Click here to view available opportunities.

 

We take pride in serving the best Wisconsin has to offer!  Enjoy a cold refreshing brew or smooth local wine from each of the following local breweries and wineries:

 

 

Belle Vinez Winery  |  River Falls, WI

Cracked Barrel Winery  |  Hudson, WI

Forestville Vines  |  River Falls, WI

Madison Avenue Wine & Spirits  |  Hudson, WI

Rush River Brewing Company  |  River Falls, WI

Swinging Bridge Brewing Company  |  River Falls, WI

New Glarus (Only in Wisconsin!)

 

 

If for some crazy reason ...

you aren’t able to identify a beverage that aligns with your pallet, check out one of our local watering holes along our historic Main Street that is only steps from the festival ground. Don’t worry, you can always come back to the festival grounds with your adult beverage in hand as long as it’s poured within a designated event cup.

 

Thank you 2019 Sponsors! Thank you 2019 Sponsors!
Our Sponsors Help us Pile on the Bacon! Our Sponsors Help us Pile on the Bacon!

Contact us today to become part of the legacy in 2019 for this popular event!

As a sponsor you will have an opportunity to promote your business to thousands of middle-income,

suburban couples and families from the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin who share a love for bacon!

PREMIERE SPONSOR
MEDIA PARTNER SPONSORS
BACON LOVER SPONSORS
LITTLE PIGGY SPONSORS
BACON BITS SPONSORS

3 Schweet Sisters

Angel’s Pet World Too!

BEST WESTERN PLUS CAMPUS INN

BREMER BANK

BYE, GOFF & ROHDE

CITY OF RIVER FALLS

Compeer Financial

HUDSON FORD

John J. Morgan Company

minnesota blues society

our town has it

PECHACEK'S GENERAL CONTRACTING

RIVER CITY DISPOSAL, INC

SNAPPY DOG SALSA

Location

Heritage Park & Maple St. Bridge

232 W. Maple Street

River Falls, WI 54022

 

 

(715) 425-2533

 

 

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