Bacon – Pronunciation [bey-kuhn] – the back and sides of the hog, salted, and dried or smoked, usually sliced thin and fried for food. Back for its sixth year, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour is sure to turn some heads. Whether you’re a bacon enthusiast or the loved one of a bacon connoisseur, this event is for you. With thousands of pounds of bacon and bacon-inspired cuisine at your fingertips, you won’t want to miss this weekend long celebration of bacon. Along with bacon cuisine you’ll enjoy free live music from Banditos, Dirty Bourbon River Show, King Cardinal, Rhythmic Statues, The Ballroom Thieves and Hell’s Belles – also returning for their sixth year!
The Bacon Bloody Mary’s are always a hit and you need to try the Jim Beam Smash with your bacon cuisine! Back this year is the festival’s Jim Beam Bourbon Tour. With the purchase of the “Hungry Hog” package, you get to experience a variety of bourbon’s and whiskeys that are sure to delight the palate
Jim Beam Bourbon Tour
With the purchase of the “Hungry Hog” package, you get to experience a variety of whiskeys that are sure to delight the palate. Taste bourbon’s and whiskey’s distilled here in Colorado and beyond, Jim Beam Bourbon tour participants include Jim Beam, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Bird Dog and Colorado Sunshine.
Bacon Education Center at Quaking Aspen Amphitheatre
Many will agree that bacon is the "Gateway Meat", but what else is there to learn? According to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour Organizers, lots. The Bacon Education Center is the only educational experience of its kind, providing instruction in bacon fellowship, bacon preparation, bacon processing, bacon and whiskey infusion and whiskey mixology. The top enthusiasts in the industry share their knowledge, passion and tips on taking everything you know about bacon and whiskey. Earn your certified, Bacon Diploma and become a highly esteemed scholar and member of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour community! FREE to all participants. “Enroll” at the Quaking Aspen Amphitheatre prior to each session.
Keystone Whole Hog Lodging Packages start at $174 per person per night! Call today!
All lodging rates based on a 1-bedroom unit in River Run Village and 1 (one) festival ticket package. Additional tickets may be added to any lodging packages. River Run Village provides easy access to all festival and resort activities. Subject to availability. Taxes and fees extra. All lodging packages eligible for Keystone’s Play for Free summer activity components. Call 855-702-5413 to speak to one of our friendly reservation specialists and book today!
For the most up to date schedule of events and more information visit: www.keystonefestivals.com
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You are required to show your ID for alcholic beverages.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free parking in the River Run free lot
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No coolers, pets, outside alcohol or firearms.
Bring a smile and an empty stomach!
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can show your ticket on your mobile device or we can check you in with an ID that coresponds to the name on the tickets.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds. This event is rain or shine.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, we do ask that all members of the group are present at the time you check into the event.
The KNC oversees events in the River Run Village and at the Warren Station Center for the Arts at Keystone Resort in Colorado. Whether you're at Keystone to enjoy some amazing skiing and snowboarding or to play during the summer months, the KNC has events going on year-round to make your vacation complete.
Check out our variety of summer festivals taking place throughout the warmer months in the Rockies. Spend the weekend and attend one of the 6 Keystone Signature Summer Events:
2017 SUMMER FESTIVAL DATES:
BLUE RIBBON BACON TOUR: JUNE 24-25
KEYSTONE WINE & JAZZ: JULY 15-16
RIVER RUN ART FESTIVAL: JULY 29-30
20th BLUEGRASS & BEER FESTIVAL: AUGUST 5-6
MOUNTAIN TOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL: AUGUST 19
KEYSTONE’S OKTOBERFEST: SEPTEMBER 2
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