About the Festival

Inspired by unique pairings between chefs and mixologists, Bacon Beer and Bourbon celebrates the best seasonal beers, batch bourbon cocktails, and smells and tastes of pork-forward chef creations. We focus on bold, rich flavours that elevate any guest’s BBQ season in an ode to the sun gods.

Bacon Beer and Bourbon was founded to provide a festival dedicated to an adult fair that won’t break the bank. Our focus is creating an interactive environment that plays off an Americana theme. Come for an ice-cold beer, a batch cocktail, and a taste of bacon but leave with a memory, a smile, and a laugh.


“Each festival takes place in a locale supporting the best outdoor living. Through the lens of an Americana theme, guests can explore both raw and refined tastes of bourbon and beer along with exciting bacon-forward food offerings. Each festival includes a cocktail competition for mixologists and a Best Use of Bacon” prize for participating chefs.”

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT THE FESTIVAL IS NOT…2023-02-21T15:48:16-08:00
We are not a beer festival, a bourbon festival, or simply a bacon Festival. The goal is for you to have a good time, which is what we focus on. Beers will be limited to a few products, bourbon will be primarily made in a batch-cocktail style, and bacon will be everywhere.

WILL THERE BE MUSIC?2023-02-21T15:46:52-08:00
Yes, we will have Americana themed busker stations throughout the Festival!

IS THIS EVENT OUTSIDE?2023-02-21T15:46:28-08:00
Yes! The Event is outside at the Starlight Plaza and is rain or shine.

WHAT DO TOKENS COST?2023-02-21T15:46:01-08:00
Tokens will range from $2.50 – $4.50, depending on the product.

IS THIS A BEER FESTIVAL?2023-02-21T15:45:32-08:00
No, we are creating an adult fair. This means that we will have only a handful of beers for you to partake in. We are not inviting multiple brands to showcase at the Festival.

TASTING ETIQUETTE – PLEASE READ2023-02-21T15:45:00-08:00
DO NOT LINE UP – We understand the urge – it is human nature to line up. However, Festival etiquette dictates that you do not. You will have access and PLENTY of time to visit all the vendors, so please come back to a table later if more than eight people are waiting.

If the event is postponed we will offer refunds for a select time window, after this period of time expires we will transfer any remaining tickets to the new festival dates.

DO YOU HAVE A COAT CHECK?2024-05-14T16:41:26-07:00

Due to the event being outside and variant weather- we will NOT have a coat check.

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?2023-02-21T15:43:26-08:00

Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event for any reason, your ticket can be transferred to another person through our ticketing platform. This service is available leading up to, and on the day of the event. Further information on transferring ticket

WHAT WILL THE PORTIONS BE LIKE?2023-02-21T15:43:00-08:00

Each serving size of food will be estimated 4 ounces. Liquor samples range between 1-4 ounces.

WILL IT BE BUSY?2023-06-22T16:34:48-07:00
Yes! Our events are usually sold out, which means it will be a full house. Please take your time between vendors. 3 hours is plenty of time to taste all the vendors’ products, and enjoy all the festival has to offer.

DO I NEED TO BRING CASH?2023-02-21T15:41:41-08:00

We recommend that you do; we’re able to accept credit cards on-site but it takes a bit more time. Cash = fast transaction!

IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR THIS EVENT?2023-02-21T15:40:58-08:00

Wear your best backyard bbq attire! The festival is located outdoors and will run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?2023-02-21T15:40:24-08:00

This is a 19+ event. Please bring two pieces of government ID. Please bring your printed ticket (we will scan it upon arrival). If you’re displaying your ticket on your phone please have your screen brightness turned up. Please make sure your hands are free to taste, sip, wonder, and play.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?2023-06-22T16:34:03-07:00

Registration is only open 15 minutes prior to the festival .The festival will open at its designated time. Don’t worry if you get there after the tasting festival starts; you’ll have 3 hours to sample all of the Festival offerings.

WHAT DOES MY TICKET GET ME?2024-05-14T16:30:24-07:00
When you purchase a ticket at the Bacon, Beer, and Bourbon Festival you get access to a vast array of amazing local and international food and beverage producers. This ticket gives you full access to the event as well as 4 sample tokens (2 beer or Bourbon and 2 food).

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