Pigging Out at San Diego’s Bacon Fest

Hormel Black Label San Diego Bacon Fest gave fans of the porcine food trend an opportunity to revel in their obsession

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Bacon lovers enjoyed bacon-centric food, drink, and live entertainment at the Bacon Fest in San Diego.

If you are a die-hard bacon fan like many other Americans, you hopefully attended the Hormel Black Label San Diego Bacon Fest at Preble Field in San Diego on August 30. The event featured local breweries, eateries, and entertainment, all focusing on bacon.

This adult-only event allowed bacon lovers to be themselves, and of course sample any dish you could imagine using bacon. There wasn’t any shortage of alcoholic beverages, either, due to the scores of local breweries who helped bring more flavor to the event. A few local and well-known breweries who played a part in the festival included Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, Culture Brewing, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., and Sierra Nevada.

For $60, the ticket included unlimited food and beer tastings for all the attendees to pig out on. The event was in celebration of International Bacon day, which fell on the same day and spurred an entire week of bacon-related events in San Diego. Some might argue that every day is bacon day and that bacon is always worth celebrating, but this event made it possible for everyone to enjoy the wonders of pork together.

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