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Keystone's Bacon and Bourbon Festival Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June...
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 seventh year, the Keystone Bacon and Bourbon Festival has established itself as a “don’t miss” event of the Colorado summer. 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, 2017 lineup includes Coaltown Reunion, Mike Clark & The Sugar Sounds and festival favorite, returning for their 7th year Hell’s Belles will headline both Saturday and Sunday.
To quote the BRBT organizers, “Much like the Crusaders revolutionized the lives of Europeans by introducing a large variety of spices from the East, the Bacon and Bourbon Festival travels to places like Colorado to transform the lives of bacon lovers by introducing a variety of bacons and bacon-inspired dishes from around the world. Of course, we like to do all this while tossing back a few cold beers and bourbon.” OH Bacon…Be there!
The Bacon Bloody Mary’s are always a hit and you need to try the cucumber vodka lemonade 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, past Jim Beam Bourbon tour participants include Jim Beam, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Rebel Yell, Ezra Brooks, Bird Dog Whiskey, High West Distillery and Breckenridge Distillery.
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 and bourbon 101. The top enthusiasts in the industry share their knowledge, passion and tips on taking everything they know about bacon and bourbon. 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.
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.