2018 Bacon & Barrels San Luis Obispo (PreSale)

2018 Bacon & Barrels San Luis Obispo (PreSale)


Start time: Friday 5:30pm (13 July)
End time: Saturday 5:00pm (14 July)


Enjoy a fun-filled weekend featuring creative bacon dishes from the best chefs on the Central Coast, and sample from barrels of the best in wine, bourbon, and craft beer. We'll kick off the weekend with an all pork dinner wine versus beer dinner under the stars. At Saturday's main event, the hottest chefs from the finest local restaurants will prepare and serve small plates starring bacon and pork belly in its most inventive forms. The best mixologists, brewers, and wineries will quench your thirst with refreshing bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews. Bacon Heaven will include artisan and local vendors, games, music and more!

To celebrate special achievement in the bacon arts, one Chef and one Mixologist will be named the 2018 Jefe del Porko. It's pretty much our Bacon Oscars, and not one to be missed!

We're sorry, there are no refunds for this event. **This is a 21 and Over Event Only**

Tickets Available For this Event:

Pricing below is Pre-Sale (July 22-27) pricing, prices will increase when tickets go back on sale February 1, 2018

Whole Hog Weekend VIP Tickets (Friday & Saturday July 13-14) (21 & Up)........ $175 Presale ($225 2/1/18) {Friday, July 13th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm}: Kick-Off Dinner featuring 4 courses of bacon, pork, lardons, bacon, and bacon! {Saturday, July 14th, 12pm-5pm}: Early Festival Admission at 12pm, Glass, Live Music, Live Chef and Mixology Demos, VIP Restroom Access, Exclusive VIP Lounge Access at the Madonna Inn Meadows. Includes Parking. 21 and Up Only.

Grand Tasting VIP (Saturday, July 14th Only) (21& Up) $75 Presale ($100 2/1/18) Early Festival Admission at 12pm, Glass, Live Music, Live Chef and Mixology Demos, VIP Restroom Access, Exclusive VIP Lounge Access at the Madonna Inn Meadows.

Early Entry General Admission (Saturday, July 14) (21 & Up)....... $55 Presale ($80 2/1/18) Includes all the cool stuff you get with General Admission- but you get in a WHOLE HOUR EARLY with the VIPs!)

General Admission (Saturday, July 14) (21 & up)........... $40 Presale ($60 2/1/18) (Includes parking, Festival Admission from 1-5pm, Glass, Live Music, Live Chef & Mixology Demos, and all samples while supplies last).

Non-Drinker Designated Piggies (Saturday, July 14) (21 and Up)....... $20 Presale ($30 2/1/18) (Includes parking, Festival Admission from 1-5pm, Live Music, Live Demos, Food Samples while supplies last. Does NOT include libation tastings)

What is Bacon & Barrels?

Bacon & Barrels is the definitive outdoor festival for the bacon obsessed foodies and those who prefer their drinks from a barrel. The Central Coast's best chefs serve up creative bacon dishes to passionate bacon lovers. The all-day event challenges participating chefs to create their most imaginative, fresh recipes incorporating bacon, and highlights the best artisan and craft barrel beverages such as bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch. Celebrity Judges will award the Jefe de Porko award to the top Chef and Mixologist. Your vote matters! We will be polling everyone at Bacon & Barrels to ask them which restaurant and mixologist they loved the most. The winner will be presented with the coveted People's Choice Award. Using iPads at the INFO booth, you can vote for your favorite restaurant or mixologist, see the schedule of events, get information about all event participants and sponsors, and see event photos of #baconandbarrels.

What are the schedule of activities at Bacon & Barrels?

There's LOTS going on at Bacon & Barrels, and yes, it's all included! We'll have live music, games, and live chef and mixology demos. Check our event website for more info: http://www.baconandbarrels.com/schedule-slo/

Who is coming to Bacon & Barrels?

Bacon & Barrels proudly brings together creative bacon dishes and special barrel beverages by California's best! See who's bringing their game to the meadows here.

Does Bacon & Barrels give back?

Absolutely! Bacon & Barrels supports the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County. Bacon & Barrels will also incorporate its proprietary Environmental Event process, with a goal of 95% of all event trash diverted from the Landfill. Our cutlery, napkins and cups are biodegradable, compostable.

Are there volunteer opportunities?

Yes! Volunteering at Bacon & Barrels Festival is a cool way to give back, since a portion of the proceeds supports the Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County and also a cool way to get perks and free access to the festival. Individual volunteer positions will be assigned based on festival needs and you must be at least 21. Register here: http://www.baconandbarrels.com/volunteer-slo/

What can I / can't I bring?

Allowed: You're welcome to bring sealed water bottles, sealed snacks, empty refillable water bottles, beach blankets/chairs.

Must Bring: Valid ID. This is a 21 and over event.

Not Allowed: Do NOT bring strollers, children under 21 (see below), any open containers, any alcohol, animals (Documented Service animals only allowed).

What Should I Wear to Bacon & Barrels?

Bacon & Barrels is held at the lush outdoor Madonna Meadows field. Casual wear is totally acceptable and recommended. We also recommend layers, and for the ladies, sandals or wedges. Heels get caught in the grass and is no fun after a while. For the Friday and Sunday VIP events, we recommend layers and dressing Country Club Casual.

Are kids allowed?

We hate to discriminate against the next generation of Bacon-lovers, but this is a 21 and over only event. Infants carried in baby packs only are allowed. NO strollers please.

What is the refund policy?

Sorry, there are no refunds for this event.

Is my ticket transferable?

Yes. If you can't make it to the event, you may gift your ticket to someone else. They must be 21 and over. Tickets already scanned will not be admitted.

Have more questions?

Email us at info@createpromotions.com.

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