Join us for our annual Bacon Bash.

September 17-18, 2016

Come Celebrate All Things Bacon Come Celebrate All Things Bacon

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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 2016 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!

Welcome to the Bacon Bash! Welcome to the Bacon Bash!
Event Information! Event Information!

Our 3rd Annual Bacon Bash held on September 19-20 was a porktacular success with over 16,000 attendees! Join us September 17-18, 2016 as we continue to celebrate all things bacon!

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: 5PM-8PM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: 10AM-4PM

5:00pm

FRIDAY

Belle Vinez Winery

Comedy & Corks - Join us for an evening of live music by the Chris Silver Band and comedy by Todd Andrews. $25 Advance Tickets available at Belle Vinez Winery, Riverwalk Square and the Chamber office.

10:00am

SUNDAY

11:00am

SUNDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

Kid's Cook-off Competition

Sponsored by: University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: 10AM-8PM

10:00am

SATURDAY

Pig Wing Eating Contest

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

12:00pm

SUNDAY

11:00am

SATURDAY

Pet Costume Contest &

Great American Cook-off Demonstration

Official Welcome & Pig Pardon

 

1:00pm

SUNDAY

12:00pm

SATURDAY

Pig Calling/Pig Impersonation Contest

Cooking Demonstration

Sponsored by: RJ Meats

2:00pm

SUNDAY

3:00pm

SUNDAY

1:00pm

SATURDAY

Gimme Some Bacon Dance-Off &

Great American Cook-off Demonstration

Kids Eating Contest

Sponsored by: Duff Goldman by Tylina Foods

 

Hot Squeals Veggie Racing

4:00pm

SUNDAY

2:00pm

SATURDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs with prizes flung from the rooftop

Pig Calling/Impersonation Contest

 

Hot Squeals Veggie Racing

3:00pm

SATURDAY

Bacon Trivia & Haiku Contest

 

Hot Squeals Veggie Racing

4:00pm

SATURDAY

Bacon Bod Aerobics

5:00pm

SATURDAY

Bacon/Pig-themed Costume Contest

6:00pm

SATURDAY

When Pigs Float

6:30pm

SATURDAY

WFC Award Ceremony

*Subject to change

Live Music Schedule:

SATURDAY

10:00-1:00PM

Sunday's Regret

 

1:30-4:30PM

The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League

 

5:00-8:00PM

Kyle Koliha

 

SUNDAY

1:00-1:00PM

Wade & Ella

 

1:30-4:00PM

Everett Smithson

 

Throughout the Event:

Local Craft Beer & Wine, Kids Activity Area

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

 16,000 bacon lovers converged River Falls  from the upper Midwest  for our 3rd Annual Bacon Bash. Events included pig-themed activities for everyone including live music, local micro-brewed beer and much more.

 

The 2016 Bacon Bash will feature restaurants and food vendors serving dishes ranging from bacon-wrapped delights to ice cream.

Food vendors will serve bacon-themed dishes and attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite selection.

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

2016 Food Vendors - Featured Item

Biggie & Bull BBQ  -  Pulled Pork & Bacon Taco, Pork & Blue Sandwich

Croix Valley Foods  -  Pig Wings & BBQ Bacon Nachos

Family Fresh Market -  Bacon Maple Cinnamon Roll

Knight of Columbus #4902 - Maple Bacon Funnel Cake & Pork Chop on a   Stick

Lil Izzy's Snack Shack - Bacon on a Stick

Mac's Restaurant Co. - Bacon Cheese Curds

Sara's Tipsy Pies -  Maple Bacon Apple Pie

Snappy Dog Salsa  -  Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Uncle Dom's Global Cuisine  -  Bacon Cheesecake

West Wind Supper Club - Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf Skewer w/ Bacon Ketchup

Wholesoul a Lavender & Sage Eatery - Remoulade Katfish BLT Po-Boy Slider

Vendor Information Vendor Information
Super Qualifier Elite Competition Super Qualifier Elite Competition

 The 2016 Bacon Bash in River Falls will host a Super Qualifier event for the World Food Championships. Competitors battle for 12 coveted Golden Tickets to the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama. Competition categories include Steak, Sandwich, Chili and Dessert.

 

Do you have what it takes to bring home the bacon?  The forth annual 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 2016 World Food Championships being held in Alabama Nov 8-15.  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 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; Steak, 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!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

10:00am

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Steak turn-in

 

End Steak turn-in

 

Area Clear

10:50am

11:00am

11:15am

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Sandwich turn-in

 

End Sandwich turn-in

 

Area Clear

12:00pm

12:50pm

1:00pm

1:15pm

2:00pm

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Chili turn-in

 

End Chili turn-in

 

Area Clear

2:50pm

3:00pm

3:15pm

 

Final Competitor check-in and set-up

 

Begin Dessert turn-in

 

End Dessert turn-in

 

Area Clear

4:00pm

4:50pm

5:00pm

5:15pm

Schedule may be subject to change.

Final schedule will be confirmed via email 48 hours prior to event.

 

Awards Ceremony on main stage

6:30pm

Steak Category

Sandwich Category

Chili Category

Dessert Category

Thank you 2015 Sponsors! Thank you 2016 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 15,000 – 20,000 middle-income, suburban couples and families from the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin who share a love for bacon!
PLAZA & WELCOME RECEPTION WELCOME RECEPTION WHOLE HOG SPONSOR
HOG HEAVEN
BACON LOVER SPONSORS
LITTLE PIGGY SPONSORS
BACON BITS SPONSORS

AGSTAR FINANCIAL SERVICES, ACA

ANGELS PET WORLD

BEST WESTERN CAMPUS PLUS INN

BO'S 'N MINE

BREMER BANK

CERNOHOUS CHEVROLET

CITY OF RIVER FALLS

 

CROIX VALLEY FOODS

EDINA REALTY, INC.

FREEMAN DRUG

KILKARNEY HILLS GOLF COURSE

LEITCH INSURANCE

PAGE FAMILY DENTISTRY

PECHACEK'S GENERAL CONTRACTING

RIVER CITY DISPOSAL

RIVER VALLEY BUSINESS CENTER

SAJAN

JOHN J. MORGAN COMPANY

VOLUME ONE

WIRELESS WORLD - VERIZON

 

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Location

Heritage Park & Maple St. Bridge

232 W. Maple Street

River Falls, WI 54022

 

 

(715) - 425 - 2533

 

 

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