Join us for our annual River Falls Bacon Bash.

September 19-20, 2015

Come Celebrate All Things Bacon Come Celebrate All Things Bacon
Welcome to the River Falls Bacon Bash! Welcome to the River Falls Bacon Bash!

Join us for our 3rd Annual River Falls 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! Cooking enthusiasts are welcome to participate in the Amateur Bacon Cook-off.

 

Young and old are invited to partake in pig-themed activities including pig races, an Amateur Bacon Cook-off, 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: 11AM-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

 

5:00pm

SATURDAY

 

 

6:00pm

SATURDAY

7:00pm

SATURDAY

8:00pm

SATURDAY

 

 

As in 2014, the River Falls Bacon Bash will be hosted along the banks of the Kinnickinnic River. The attached map includes a proposed layout for this year's host the various tents for the Super Regionals, contingent upon final approval of the City which the River Falls Chamber is in the process of securing.

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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

 

Pet Costume Contest

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Pin the Snout on the Paper Pig

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Pig Calling/Impersonation Contest

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When Pigs Float

Plastic Pigs dropped in the Kinni River & redeemed for prizes

 

Bacon/Pig-themed Costume Contest

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Bacon/Pig Wing Eating Contest

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"Gimme Some Bacon"

Dance-off/Sing-along

 

When Pigs Fly

-Plush pigs with prizes flung from the rooftop

 

 

 

4:00pm

SUNDAY

 

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from rooftops

 

 

River Pig Kayak

-

 

Cooking Demonstration

Bacon cooked in Big Frying Pan & given away

 

Pet Costume Contest

-

 

Pin the Snout on the Paper Pig

-

 

Pig Calling/Impersonation Contest

-

 

When Pigs Float

Plastic Pigs dropped in the Kinni River & redeemed for prizes

Live Music Schedule:

SATURDAY  10-1pm  Band 1 TBD
SATURDAY   2-5pm    Band 2 TBD
SUNDAY      11-4pm    Band 3 TBD

 

Throughout the Event:

Local Craft Beer & Wine, Kids Activity Area

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

 

 

 

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 for 2015 will be available soon.

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

2014 Food Competitors

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

2014 Vendor Forms
Vendor Information Vendor Information 2014 Vendor Forms

Food Vendor

Application

Merchant Vendor Application

Sponsorship Form

Amateur  Cook-Off Competition

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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!
PRESENTING SPONSORS

 

AGSTAR FINANCIAL SERVICES

ANGEL'S PET WORLD

DICK'S HOMETOWN LIQUOR

MIDWEST DENTAL

NEW IMAGE SIDING & WINDOWS

WEVR-AM & FM

WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO

[Click here to become a Sponsor!]

Location

Heritage Park & Maple St. Bridge

232 W. Maple Street

River Falls, WI 54022

(715) - 425 - 2533

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