Let's say -- just for argument's sake -- that you're the kind of person who goes to a breakfast buffet and briefly considers just grabbing the entire pan of bacon and running for it. No shame in that game, right? It's bacon, for the love of Pete.

Now imagine a place where the bacon flows like a waterfall of meaty goodness. It is real, my friend. We can lead you to such a place. The Sun City BaconFest is back April 17.


BaconFest will feature local restaurants and food trucks that will have a variety of sample-sized bacon-inspired eats, drinks and sweets available for purchase. We will have live entertainment throughout the day and you can sign up to win cash through a variety of contests. If you love bacon, this is Bacon Heaven.

  • WHEN: Sunday, April 17
  • TIME: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • WHERE: Downtown in the Union Plaza Entertainment District
  • WHAT: Food Booths, Beer and Bloody Mary Bar, Street Vendors, Contests / Activities, Live Music
  • ADMISSION: *Admission to the footprint is FREE!

Vendors will sell bacon menu items between $2 and $16. This year, the festival will be featuring Piggy Bucks, thanks to TFCU. Piggy Bucks are coins that will be used in order to purchase anything within the festival grounds, the coins will be valued at $2 each, and they must be used to purchase at the vendor booths, no cash will be accepted at the vendor booths. Look for the TFCU Piggy Bank booths throughout the footprint, this is where Piggy Bucks can be purchased.

Bacon, in its natural habitat (iStockphoto)

VIP Tickets (Very Important Piggies):

V.I.P. tickets are available for purchase! They are $25 in advance (plus taxes and fees) at holdmyticket.com and $35 at the door, if supplies last. Tickets are for attendees ages 21 years and over, no admittance of underage persons into the V.I.P. area is permitted.

VIP tickets include four bacon samples, valued at up to $6, from any participating V.I.P vendors, which include- Crave Kitchen and Bar, Hillside Coffee Donut, Malolam, Independent Burger, Stonewood Modern American Grill, and The Garden. A fast pass to the vendors listed above for the entire festival (so buy extra piggy bucks!), two drink tickets for a beverage of your choice, entry in to the V.I.P Park, and access to private bathrooms.

Entertainment and Contesting:

Live music will begin at noon, contests will take place throughout the day, check in for contest themes.

BaconFest Merch:

Visit the BaconFest Merch tent! There will be several bacon inspired goods for sale, don’t miss out!

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