Everything is better with bacon, right?
So it’s about time that someone celebrated the mighty powers and sumptuousness of bacon with a festival. Hence the inaugural Bacon Fest, which will take place at the Henry Hudson Waterfront Park in Hudson from 9am-6pm on Sunday (September 2).
The day-long event will bring together vendors from around the Capital Region and beyond, each putting their own spin on bacon – everything from BLTs and sliders to bacon cupcakes and chocolate, from bacon-themed dog food to bacon-infused vodka.
Tickets to Bacon Fest are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate, with one dollar from each ticket going to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY. Children age 10 and under will be admitted free.
The fest will also host the first ever “Best Bacon Dish of NY” competition, awarding the tastiest savory and sweet dishes exhibited by area chefs. Food writers and celebrity foodies will judge the competition based on taste, creativity and all around supreme baconness.
And, of course, the Bacon Fest will feature some of the best Local 518 bands all throughout the day, headlined by Unexplained Bacon.
Here’s the complete musical schedule for the inaugural Bacon Fest:
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2012:
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 9/1/12
Restoration Festival @ St. Joseph’s Church, Albany, 9/7-9/12
Port of Albany’s Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Riverfront Park, Albany, 9/8/12, FREE
Local Legends Live @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/8/12, FREE
FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/21-23/12
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/22/12, FREE
Riverfront Rocktoberfest @ Riverfront Park, Troy, 9/22/12
Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/22/12, FREE
Kickin’ It Country @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 9/29/12