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Bacon Fest Sacramento III coming in January

11/21/2013 11:52 AM

11/21/2013 6:10 PM

Just when it seemed like your arteries had cleared from the previous Bacon Fest Sacramento, the next edition of this popular pork-themed festival has been announced. Pop a Lipitor and note the following:

Bacon Fest Sacramento III is set for January 20-26.

In its short run, Bacon Fest Sacramento has emerged as a favorite local food festival. Restaurants from around the region join the shenanigans and present special bacon-themed dishes and dinners. Bacon Fest also includes a competition where local chefs can go mano-a-mano with their cured bacon. However, the popular “Kevin Bacon Tribute Night” at Old Ironsides featuring bacon snacks and local bands playing songs from Kevin Bacon movies will not happen this year.

The previous “Kevin Bacon Tribute Night” ended up setting an attendance record at Old Ironsides, while many eateries from around the area reported significant business spikes from their Bacon Fest activities.

More details for Bacon Fest Sacramento III will be announced in December. For now, we know that the hotly contested Bacon Fest Chef's Competition at Mulvaney's Pig on the Corner will be held on Jan. 26.

We’ll fill you in with more information as it arrives. Meanwhile, check out Bacon Fest on the Interwebs at www.facebook.com/SacramentoBaconFest and @SacBaconFest on Twitter.

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