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, much more!

 

Bacon lovers will be in hog heaven while sampling various "baconlicious" bacon-inspired dishes ranging from Pig Wings to bacon-wrapped delights from the region's best local restaurants, food vendors and trucks.

 

Sample every "baconlicious" bacon-inspired dish; then cast your vote for the People's Choice Winner.

 

Young and old will squeal with delight over the variety of pig-themed contests including Pig Races, 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 the piggy bank and browse the marketplace with a "twist" as some 60 merchandise vendors share their unique products such as homemade jams, specialty dips and sauces, bacon-scented candles and lotions, 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.

 

Free admission to the public! Free admission to the public!
Welcome to Bacon Bash!

Join us at the 5th Annual Bacon Bash!

September 16-17, 2017 • River Falls, Wisconsin

Come Celebrate All Things Bacon Come Celebrate All Things Bacon
Welcome to Bacon Bash!

The nation's largest FREE bacon festival!

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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!

Join us at the 5th Annual Bacon Bash September 16-17, 2017 as we continue to celebrate all things bacon!

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15: 5PM-8PM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: 10AM-4PM

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: 10AM-8PM

Live Music Schedule:

SATURDAY

TBD

 

SUNDAY

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout the Event:

Enjoy live music, kid’s activities, lawn games,

merchant vendors, Car Cruze-In (Sunday, 11-4),

local microbrews and wines, food vendors, and much more!

*Subject to change

5:00pm

FRIDAY

Belle Vinez Winery

Comedy & Corks - $25/ticket includes comedy show, one glass of wine or beer, and light appetizers. Tickets available for purchase at the River Falls Chamber of Commerce or Belle Vinez. Sponsored by Belle Vinez & Security Financial Bank.

10:00am

SUNDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square

11:00am

SUNDAY

Pig Calling/Pig Impersonation Contest

12:00pm

SUNDAY

Pig Wing Eating Contest

1:00pm

SUNDAY

Pet Costume Contest

2:00pm

SUNDAY

Kids’ Cook-Off Competition

(age categories: 12 and under, 13-17)

[Application]

3:00pm

SUNDAY

TBD

4:00pm

SUNDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square

10:00am

SATURDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square

10:30am

SATURDAY

Official Welcome & Pig Pardon

 

11:00am

SATURDAY

Live Broadcast of “Off the Menu”

12:00pm

SATURDAY

World Food Championship Cook-Off Competition (Adult)

1:00pm

SATURDAY

Bacon/Wine Pairing

2:00pm

SATURDAY

Kid’s Eating Contest

3:00pm

SATURDAY

When Pigs Float

4:00pm

SATURDAY

Cutlery/Cooking Demo

5:00pm

SATURDAY

Pig Calling/Pig Impersonation Contest

6:00pm

SATURDAY

TBD

7:00pm

SATURDAY

When Pigs Fly

Plush pigs flung from the rooftop

Sponsored by: Riverwalk Square

The 2017 Bacon Bash will feature "baconlicious" bacon-inspired dishes ranging from Pig Wings to bacon-wrapped delights served by the region's best local restaurants and food vendors.

Vendor Information Vendor Information

2017 Food Vendors - Featured Item

Big Guys BBQ Roadhouse - Candied Bacon

Blue Collar Barbeque - Belly Bites

Croix Valley Foods - Pig Wings

Family Fresh Market - Loaded Bacon Potato Soup

Hog Wild BBQ - Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Bacon-Infused BBQ

Jimmies Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse - Sticky Bacon Pudding

Lil Izzy’s Snack Shack - Maple-Glazed Mini Donuts with Bacon Sprinkles

Mac’s Café & Restaurant - Bacon Pineapple Express

River Falls Knights of Columbus - Maple Bacon Funnel Cake

Sara’s Tipsy Pies - Maple Bacon Irish Apple Pie

Smokey Treats BBQ - Piggy Pickles

Snappy Dog Salsa - Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

UWRF Falcon Foods - Bacon Waffle with Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream & Bacon Caramel Sauce

West Wind Supper Club - Wisconsin Cider Bacon Beer Cheese Soup

Thank you Sponsors! Thank you 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 2017 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!
PLAZA & WELCOME RECEPTION WELCOME RECEPTION WHOLE HOG SPONSOR
HOG HEAVEN
BACON LOVER SPONSORS
LITTLE PIGGY SPONSORS
BACON BITS SPONSORS

ACE HARDWARE

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. - RICK VORWALD

FREEMAN DRUG

JOHN J. MORGAN COMPANY

KILKARNEY HILLS GOLF COURSE

LEITCH INSURANCE

 

 

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PECHACEK'S GENERAL CONTRACTING

RIVER CITY DISPOSAL

RIVER VALLEY BUSINESS CENTER

SAJAN

VOLUME ONE

WIRELESS WORLD - VERIZON

 

Location

Heritage Park & Maple St. Bridge

232 W. Maple Street

River Falls, WI 54022

 

 

(715) - 425 - 2533

 

 

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