16 Sep Bacon Fest 2015 Little Rock, AR
Celebrating Bacon at the 2nd Annual Little Rock Bacon Fest
The time has finally come to celebrate the Annual Little Rock Bacon Fest. 2015 will be the second year this celebration takes place, so the event is something relatively new and interesting. This event takes place on 19th of September, at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds and it aims to provide support to the Arkansas State Fair Scholarship Program.
Walk/Run for Bacon
Starting in the morning at 10.00 am, Bacon Fest awaits its visitors and contestants with a 5k bacon themed run, which will open the festivities. Registration for the run begins at 9.00 am and the start time is at 10.00 am. The Fun Run/Walk is a non-timed run with a bacon theme, so that people participating at the run will get the opportunity to enjoy various tasty bacon food stations. Everyone is welcome to this walk/run contest, regardless of their age or abilities.
Everyone who attends the Fun Walk/Run event will be rewarded with prizes, which include:
- A t-shirt with the 2015 Little Rock Bacon Fest
- A “Prized Pig” ticket, which enables the owner to early entry into the festival before the general public. Gates to the event open at 11.00 am
- Race rib
- Pig nose
- Bacon snacks and treats during the race, and a bacon pancake at the end of the race
Bacon Themed Contests
During the event’s day, people are welcome to participate at the bacon themed cooking contests.
One of the most important contest of the day is the Amateur Cooking Competition. Any amateur cooks are welcome to enter this free contest. This contest is presented by Petit Jean Meats, which will also supply 2 lbs. of bacon for use in the competition. The teams are allowed to use their imagination to create unique dishes based on bacon.
Contestants are allowed to prepare their dishes ahead of time and bring them to the festival, or they can cook and prepare the dishes on site. Contestants can prepare appetizers, entrees or deserts, and these will be judged in the related categories.
There are three different awards in this contest:
- Most creative dish
- Best presentation
- Tastiest dish
Fun for Everyone
Different entertainment venues are ready to provide fun for everyone, young and old alike. Some of these include vendor booths, kids’ zone with inflatables, various bacon contests and live music.
There is a general admission fee for adults and kids under 8 years old are free to enter, with an adult.