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 more!
Bacon lovers will be in hog heaven while sampling over 30 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 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 your piggy bank and browse the marketplace with a bacon-licious twist as over 50 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.
September 15-16, 2018
Heritage Park • 232 W. Maple St. • River Falls, WI
The nation's largest FREE bacon festival!
Join us at the 6th Annual Bacon Bash
September 15-16, 2018
as we continue to celebrate all things bacon!
Check back soon for a detailed Schedule of Events!
Thousands of bacon lovers converged on River Falls from the upper Midwest for the
5th Annual Bacon Bash!
"Porktacular" events included cook-off competitions, pig themed activities for the entire family,
arts & crafts fair, live music, microbrews and more!
Bacon lover in costume
Bacon Bash volunteers
FFA Corn Box
Bacon-centric food vendors including Croix Valley Foods (pictured)
Bacon Bash crowds enjoying
40+ bacon-themed dishes
Great American Cook-Out Demonstration
Bacon Bash Kid's Bacon Cook-Off
Bacon Bash Kid’s Eating Competition
Bacon Bash Merchant vendors
Bacon Bash 2017 People’s Choice Award Winner and defending 2016 winner:
Croix Valley Foods
Bacon lovers in costumes
Bacon Bash Pig Impersonation Contest
Bacon Bash Pig Wing
Eating Contest Winners
Bacon Bash musical entertainment from the Roe Family Singers
UW-River Falls Falcon Foods
sweet bacon treat
Riverwalk Square When Pigs Fly event
Bacon Bash 2017 World Food Championship Qualifier and Golden Ticket Winner from Smokey Treats BBQ
Bacon Bash Car Cruze In
6 - 19
Food Vendor Application CLOSED
The 2018 Bacon Bash will feature bacon-licious dishes from a variety of the region’s best local restaurants and food vendors. Check out the vendors and their featured dishes below!
2018 Food Vendors
Babushka’s Polish Foods
Candied Bacon basket
Chicken Fried Pork Belly
with Cream Gravy
Bacon Cream Cheese Wontons
BBQ Bacon Parfait
Bacon Jam Pie
ABT Jalapeño Poppers
Bacon Wrapped Cajun Shrimp
Bacon Mac n’ Cheese
Contact us today to become part of the legacy in 2018 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!
ANGELS PET WORLD
BEST WESTERN CAMPUS PLUS INN
BO'S 'N MINE
BYE, GOFF & ROHDE
CITY OF RIVER FALLS
EDINA REALTY, INC. - RICK VORWALD
John J. Morgan Company
Leitch Insurance Agency
PAGE FAMILY DENTISTRY
PECHACEK'S GENERAL CONTRACTING
RIVER CITY DISPOSAL
RIVER VALLEY BUSINESS CENTER
ROYAL CREDIT UNION
Heritage Park & Maple St. Bridge
232 W. Maple Street
River Falls, WI 54022