Join us for our annual River Falls Bacon Bash.

September 19-20, 2015

Come Celebrate All Things Bacon Come Celebrate All Things Bacon

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Welcome to the River Falls Bacon Bash! Welcome to the River Falls Bacon Bash!

Join us for our 3rd Annual River Falls Bacon Bash!

 The Third Annual River Falls Bacon Bash has been selected to be a 2015 Super Qualifier Elite Event for the World Food Championships, the largest and richest food competition in the world of Food Sport. Culinary champs from all walks of life, from professional chefs to home cooks, will have the chance to compete in one of four culinary competitions: Bacon, Sandwich, Chili or Dessert. This year’s competition, to be held on Saturday, September 19th, will feature up to 100 competitors facing off for glory, where 12 competitors will earn their way into the 2015 WFC main event in Kissimmee, Florida to compete against the world’s best and a piece of the $300,000 prize purse.

 

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 2015 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 2nd Annual Bacon Bash held on September 13-14 was a porktacular success with nearly 10,000 attendees! Join us September 19-20, 2015 as we continue to celebrate all things bacon!  Below is a tentative Schedule of Events for the 2015 River Falls Bacon Bash.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: 10AM-8PM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20: 10AM-4PM

10:00am

SATURDAY

10:00am

SUNDAY

11:00am

SATURDAY

11:00am

SUNDAY

12:00pm

SATURDAY

12:00pm

SUNDAY

1:00pm

SATURDAY

1:00pm

SUNDAY

2:00pm

SATURDAY

2:00pm

SUNDAY

3:00pm

SATURDAY

3:00pm

SUNDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs with prizes flung from the rooftops.

5:00pm

SATURDAY

 

 

6:00pm

SATURDAY

7:00pm

SATURDAY

8:00pm

SATURDAY

 

 

4:00pm

SATURDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from rooftops

 

River Pig Kayak

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Cooking Demonstration

Bacon cooked in Big Frying Pan & given away

Kids Eating Contest

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Pet Costume Contest

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Pig Calling/Impersonation Contest

Plastic Pigs dropped in the Kinni River & redeemed for prizes

When Pigs Floats

Plastic Pigs dropped in the Kinni & redeemed

 Bacon/Pig-themed Costume Contest

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WFC Award Ceremony

When Pigs Fly

-Plush pigs with prizes flung from the rooftop

 

 

 

4:00pm

SUNDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from rooftops

 

Judges Choice Competition

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Pet Costume Contest

Kid's Cook-off Competition

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Pig Calling/Pig Impersonation Contest

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Pig Wing Eating Contest

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Live Music Schedule:

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

SATURDAY  5-8pm         Band 3 TBD

SUNDAY       11-4pm       Band 4 TBD

 

Throughout the Event:

Local Craft Beer & Wine, Kids Activity Area

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

 

 

 

 "Gimme Some Bacon"

Dance off/Sing-along

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Information

Nearly 10,000 bacon lovers from the upper Midwest  converged in River Falls for our 2nd Annual Bacon Bash. Events included pig-themed activities for everyone including an Amateur Bacon Cook-off, live music, local micro-brewed beer and much more.

 

The 2014 Bacon Bash featured restaurants and food vendors serving dishes ranging from bacon-wrapped delights to ice cream.

Food vendors served bacon-themed dishes and attendees had the opportunity to vote on their favorite selection.

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

2014 Food Vendors

Bo's N' Mine  -  Maple Glazed Bacon Cheese Curds *People's Choice Winner

Croix Valley Foods  -  Croix Valley Pig Wings

Family Fresh Market  -  Chocolate Caramel Candied Bacon Cupcake

Juniors  Bar & Restaurant  -  BLT Skewers

Little Caesars  -  Bacon Italian Cheese Bread

Nolechek's Meats  -  Sweet Bacon Bleu Pizza

Sara's Tipsy Pies -  Maple Bacon Apple Pie

Snappy Dog Salsa  -  Bacon Chili

St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity  -  Bacon Nachos

Square One Meat  -  Bacon on a Stick

UWRF Falcon Foods  -  Bacon Blue Brat

Uncle Dom's Global Cuisine  -  Bacon Gyro

West Wind Supper Club  -  Bacon Mac 'N Cheese

Vendor Information 2015 Vendor Forms

 The 2015 River Falls Bacon Bash will host a Super Qualifier event for the World Food Championships. Competitors will battle for 12 coveted Golden Tickets to the World Food Championships in Kissimmee, Florida. Competition categories include Bacon, Sandwich, Chili and Dessert. Additional details, competitor and judge's applications will be added soon.

 

Do you have what it takes to bring home the bacon?  The Third Annual River Falls 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 River Falls 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

5:00pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

2:00pm

10:00am

10:50am

11:00am

11:15am

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Bacon turn-in

 

End Bacon turn-in

 

Area Clear

2:50pm

3:00pm

3:15pm

4:00pm

12:00pm

12:50pm

1:00pm

1:15pm

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Sandwich turn-in

 

End Sandwich turn-in

 

Area Clear

4:50pm

5:00pm

5:15pm

7:00pm

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 - Belle Vinez Winery)

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Chili turn-in

 

End Chili turn-in

 

Area Clear

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Dessert turn-in

 

End Dessert 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 2014 Sponsors! Thank you 2014 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 6,000 – 8,000 middle-income, suburban couples and families from the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin who share a love for bacon!
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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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