River Street will once waft of the lovely scent of bacon as the return of Savannah’s popular Bacon Fest rolls around once again. Started because – well, who doesn’t like bacon? – Savannah Bacon Fest is primarily a chance for select, local restaurants to strut their stuff with that candy of meats.
Bacon, mouthwatering all on its own, will be center stage in a variety of mouthwatering bacon creations. An ever-popular staple of breakfast, bacon can be so much more than just a pan-fried slice of meat on a plate.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you!
Past Bacon Fests have seen such creations as bacon popcorn, bacon brownies, candied bacon, pork belly lollypops, bacon cream soda, and bacon wrapped jalapenos. Savannah’s fabulous chefs will undoubtedly pull out the stops once again for another fest-full of unique and classic bacony-goodness.
Each year’s Savannah Bacon Fest is larger and more successful than the last. This year’s festival should prove no exception. Last year featured a bacon-fueled motorcycle from Hormel, a mechanical pig ride, toy pig races on a derby-style racetrack, and the Bud Light build-a-bar with its multiple flatscreen TVs for sports enthusiasts.
Along with all the bacon and bacon themed distractions, Savannah Bacon fest will also feature live music. While the lineup for 2016 has yet to be announced, previous years have featured popular groups like Atlanta’s Breakfast Club.
Select local restaurants will serve up tantalizing bacon creations from their booths the first weekend of September, starting on First Friday at 4pm. First Friday fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s Savannah will occur at 9:30pm. Saturday’s festival will also include regional artisans displaying a wide variety of handmade works for your perusal.
Savannah Bacon Fest 2016
Friday, Sept 2, 4pm to 10pm
Saturday, Sept 3, 10am to 10pm
Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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