Bacon Fest 2019 organizers have nailed the description for this year’s event: “the greatest food on planet Earth — BACON.”
The wildly popular crispy and chewy festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. at Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd. in Kettering.
New participants include Salar, Pa’s Pork and Rolling Indulgence, a food truck operated by three Carvers Steaks & Chops employees that recently competed in the Food Network series “The Great Food Truck Race.” While the truck is still in the works, the team will be there serving some of their delicious eats.
“This will be their first rodeo with us and their first outing at all,” said Amy Zahora, Miami Valley Restaurant Association Executive Director.
Among the bacon delights to drool over are last year’s best dessert, Duck Donuts’ maple glazed bacon donut. “They had a line forever last year,” Zahora said.
Amber Rose will have a new bacon wrapped turkey leg.
“They are turkey wings like the ones you walk around at the Renaissance Festival with,” Zahora said.
The festival is organized by the Restaurant Raiders, a Dayton area “foodie” group, and challenges restaurants to provide innovative and tried-and-true recipes featuring bacon.
Last year more than 15,000 people showed up to celebrate the magic of bacon.
There will be free music in Lincoln Park from George Barrie Band at 3 p.m.; Honey and Blue Band at 5:30 p.m. and Pandora Effect at 8 p.m.
Festival-goers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. Neither coolers nor pets are permitted.
Menus include the following (items are subject to change):
🥓 Giovanni's Fairborn:
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog —$3
Bacon Loaded Potatoes —$4
Bacon Parmesan Garlic Corn —$4
Bacon Meatball Patty Melt —$6
1 pound BLT —$10
1 pound Bacon — $8
Strawberry Cannoli Cone — $4 (add candied bacon for $1)
🥓 Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering:
Jalapeno Bacon Carnitas Nachos — $8
Bacon Cheddar Pierogis — $4
Bacon Wrapped Smoked Turkey Wing — $8
Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon White Cheddar Mac and Cheese — $4
Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon Cheddar French Fries — $6
🥓 Love Sweetumms:
Chocolate Covered Bacon — $3
Sweet Potato Bacon Dream Cake — $7
🥓 Marion's Piazza:
Cheese and Bacon Pizza by the Slice — $3.50
Cheese and Bacon Whole Pizza — $18
🥓 Salar Restaurant and Lounge:
Chicken Bacon Skewers — $8
Bacon and Beef Empanada — $4
🥓 Basil's on Market — Troy:
Basil's loaded truffle fries — $7(smoked gouda cheese, bourbon bacon, tomatoes and laced with Basil's sour cream)
Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese topped with Bourbon Bacon — $8
Risotto Tots topped with Bourbon Bacon — 2 each $6
🥓 El Meson:
Guac Bacon Bombs
Bacon Loaded Nachos
Bacon Chicken Burritos
Beef Tacos with Bacon Poblano Corn Salsa
Cheese Cake and Bacon Bombs
*Prices not available
🥓 Duck Donuts:
1 for $2.50
3 for $6
6 for $11
12 for $20
🥓 Rolling Indulgence:
Maple Bacon Brownies — $6
Buttered BLT with Bacon Dressing — $10
🥓 1776 Grill
Bacon Stuffed Garlic Toast Grilled Cheese — $6
WANT TO GO?
What: Bacon Fest 2019
When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17
Where: Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering
Cost: Admission is free