That’s right bacon lovers, we said it…BACON FEST is coming to River Street! The inaugural event will take place on September 5 & 6 during September First Friday & Saturday weekend! Get ready because select local restaurants will be serving up their mouthwatering bacon creations all weekend long!
“The Savannah Waterfront Association is so passionate about bacon; we feel it deserves its own festival. It’s going to be a weekend full of fun and amazing food all celebrating bacon, the candy of meat, said Carrie Bligh, Executive Director of the SWA. The festival staff members are not the only ones excited about this new event. “I’m so excited that the SWA is putting on an entire festival devoted to BACON…I mean all of the best foods come wrapped in bacon; the same is absolutely true of festivals,” said Amy Brock, Social Media Manager for Visit Savannah. “I’m also looking forward to trying what our Savannah chefs will be offering! With so many creative ways to serve bacon, I know it will be a lot of fun for them to prepare and for us all to enjoy,” Brock continued.
This food-inspired event is not just the talk of the town, tourists looking for one last summer trip have also heard about Savannah’s newest sensation! “I’ve got just one word for those making their travel plans: Bacon. Bacon is just one more reason, and perhaps the best reason, to make sure Savannah is your destination for the summer,” said Michael T. Owens, President/CEO of the Tourism Leadership Council.
So what’s on the menu (besides the obvious ingredient)? Here are some teasers but you will have to come down to sample the rest: candied bacon, “bacon & eggs” (a chocolate egg with bacon), bacon popcorn, applewood smoked bacon brownies, pork belly lollypops, and smoked bacon wrapped jalapenos. The following restaurants will be dishing out their creations for bacon enthusiasts to enjoy:
- Andaz Savannah
- Baked by Rach,
- Bayou Café
- Chocolat by Adam Turoni
- Crystal Beer Parlor
- Short N Sweet,
- The Naked Dog/Repicci’s Italian Ice
- Top Deck at Cotton Sail
- Wet Willies
- Wild Wing Café.
Bacon Fest will kick-off on Friday, September 5 from 4-10pm with First Friday fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30pm. The festivities will continue on Saturday, September 6 from 10am-10pm. Regional artisans will be set up along Rousakis Plaza displaying a variety of handmade works for bacon lovers and festival goers to browse through.
This event is hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association and proudly sponsored by Wet Willie’s, Hormel Black Label Bacon, Capital A Productions, Savannah Coca-Cola, WJCL-abc, WTGS-Fox, and Alpha Media. For more information Bacon Fest visit riverstreetsavannah.com.