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International Bacon Fest (Bacon iFest)
Sat, October 7, 2017, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
How about some bacon!?! We celebrate this salty, mouth watering, delight we call bacon and the animal it comes from! This event will feature bacon and pork inspired dishes from around the world! Come and eat amazing foods from Latin, Asian, Carribean, Canadian and the good ol' USA!! Get ready for the Swine Apple (Pulled Pork inside of a Bacon wrapped GRILLED Pineapple) also other creative dishes we will feature at the Bacon iFest!
This is a family event with fun for all ages! Including carnival rides, live music, bacon eating competition, games, food contests, pig pen, and more!
Come to the first ever bacon bar! What is the bacon bar?? Well just a hint....it involves chocolates, ice creams, and pop corn. BUT thats all I can tell you now....more details to come!
For our 21+ we have the best mixologists and brewers quenching your thirst with refreshing bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews. Luxury brands, artisan bacon-makers, and bacontrepreneurs display, sample, and sell a multitude of local craft bacons and bacon-related products.
A portion of our proceeds of this event benefits Texas Lions Camp. Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and is designed to introduce the "Can Do" philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions.
Children with special needs from all over the State of Texas are invited to attend one of 9 weeks, which we hope will become one of their life-long childhood memories. A week designed for fun, exploration and challenge.
The primary purpose of the Camp is to provide, without charge, a camp for physically disabled, hearing/vision impaired, and diabetic children from the State of Texas, regardless of race, religion, or national origin. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere wherein campers will learn the "Can Do" philosophy and be allowed to achieve maximum personal growth and self-esteem.
The Texas Lions Camp is recognized as a non-profit corporation, under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. The Camp is accredited by the American Camping Association, and is licensed by the Texas Department of Health.
Also benefiting from this event is:
La Rosa Family Services was created in 1995 with the vision of healing and preventing domestic violence in the Greater Houston area. Although most of our clients are Hispanic, La Rosa provides services to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, religion, age, or sexual orientation.
La Rosa provides individual and group counseling services, in both Spanish and English, to families affected by domestic violence. La Rosa also holds educational workshops every Friday that assists families with a variety of life skills.
Additionally, La Rosa holds 3 community events a year to give back to our clients. These programs include our Back to School Distribution where we give backpacks and school supplies to 2000 children; our Christmas Toy Drive, where we give toys to 300 children of La Rosa and hold a children’s festival; and our Adopt a Family program where we match company sponsors with needy families during Christmas.
Q: What is the date and time of the International Bacon Fest?
Saturday October 7th 2017 from 1pm - 7pm
Q: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All ages are welcomed to the International Bacon Fest. However we do have 21 and over ONLY areas gated like our Spirit Garden.
Q: What are my parking options getting to the event?
FREE PARKING is availble on the streets. Please be aware of all city street signs for restrictions. Our festival is not affiliated with any paid parking lots.
Q: Can I bring strollers, wagons, or wheelchairs?
Yes. All areas of the festival are accessible for strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs.
Q: What can't I bring to the event?
Items to leave at home, because you CANNOT bring them into the Festival include:
Pets - dogs, amphibians, reptiles, snakes, birds, etc. We love 'em but Rosenberg City Ordinance does not allow pets of any kind (Unless you are visually impaired or have a SERVICE DOG)
Alcohol and other beverages including bottled water
Please be respectful of the individual artists and their artworks, and ask before filming or photographing them or their works
Everything is subject to search upon entry
Q: Where can I find a festival site map, event guide, or schedule for the festival?
Festival site maps, event guides, and schedules will be available at the entrance to the festival and on our website when available.
Q: What should I wear to the festival?
Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.
Q: Will there be other FOOD besides BACON or PORK dishes at the festival?
YES! We have non-bacon and pork food choices.
Q: Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Q: Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No. Tickets are only valid for that specific event but may be given to a family/friend if you cannot attend.
Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, or you can show your ticket on your phone.
Q: What is the refund policy?
Non-refundable, but may be used by a family/friend if you cannot attend.
Q: What happens if it rains?
Event will still go on. This is a rain or shine event.
Q: The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. But we will ask for the attendees contact information should the original ticketholder dispute the redemption.
Q: Where is EMS located at the festival?
First aid service is available within the Festival site. You may ask a festival staff representative with a radio, a police officer or festival security for assistance with an emergency.
Q: What organizations sponsor the festival?
To learn more about our sponsors please visit our Sponsors page on www.BaconiFest.com If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor contact us at Drew@GrandmasBoys.com.
Q: Where can I find more information about the festival activities and entertainment?
Please visit us online www.BaconiFest.com for all the fun, food, drinks, and entertainment!
Q: Are there any additional costs other than the festival admissions tickets?
A variety of foods and beverages are available for purchase at the festival. All FOOD vendors will take and ALL BEVERAGES non-alcholic and alcholic can be purchased with FESTIVAL Coupons tickets ONLY.
Q: Are there ATMs on site?
Yes. ATMs are conveniently located around the festival and outside the gates.
Q: What can I use my credit or debit card to purchase at the festival?
Credit or debit cards may be used to purchase festival admission tickets. You may also use a credit or debit card to purchase beverages tickets, and food (if accepted by independent food vendors).