The Bacon and Bourbon Festival is back for its 9th year in Keystone, happening on June 22nd & 23rd in River Run Village. This year, festival attendees can look forward to some awesome swag, bacon socks for the adult ticket holders and bacon fanny packs for the kids ticket holders! This festival is free to attend, with options to purchase ticket packages or ala carte food and beverage items.
The weekend will bring in thousands of pounds of bacon, served in hundreds of ways and forms, included standard strip bacon style and fused in to many other dishes like bacon tacos, bacon ice cream, bacon pulled pork sliders, bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese, spinach bacon salad and more!
Music is free all weekend and the lineup includes the festival favorite Helle’s Belles on Saturday afternoon and Who’s Bad on Sunday afternoon. Other artists include King Cardinal, The Sweet Lillies, O’Connor Brothers Band and Katie Glassman & Snapshot.
If you are a bourbon lover, be sure to purchase ‘Hungry Hog’ tickets, which include the Jim Beam Bourbon Tour, as well as 8 tasting tickets, unlimited bacon strip samplings, 2 beers or lemonade and commemorative bacon socks! If you just want to get your feet wet (in bacon), go for the smaller Samplin’ Swine ticket package which includes 4 tasting tickets, unlimited bacon strip samplings, 2 beers or lemonade and commemorative bacon socks! The Kid’s Bacon tickets include 3 tasting tickets, 2 lemonades, unlimited bacon strip samplings and a commemorative bacon festival fanny pack!
Camp Bacon is a new addition to this year’s festival for kids at the Quaking Aspen Amphitheater. Kids can participate in arts and crafts, the Cave of Confusion and all sorts of fun events like becoming a ‘Bacon Camp Ranger’ or earning their ‘Bacon Diploma’. Don’t worry, parents can participate too, or go and enjoy the music and bar next door. Register in person for various sessions throughout the weekend.
Book a Bacon Festival Package with SummitCove Lodging and save! 2 night weekend packages with tickets start at just $299. Call (970) 368-7023 to book a package! Stop by the SummitCove tent at the festival to pickup your free pair of pig-nose sunglasses!