RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Bacon, bacon and more bacon. That’s what the 4th Annual Richmond Bacon Festival is promising on Sunday, June 12.
The festival is located on 17th Street Farmers’ Market from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Enrichmond Foundation and Devils Backbone Brewing Company are sponsoring the event together.
The festival will feature some of the RVA’s most popular restaurants and their favorite ‘bacon-centric’ dishes. Some of the dishes include bacon-infused oysters, bacon mac-n-cheese, bacon brisket, bacon sliders, bacon empanadas and even bacon pecan cobbler. Sample plates are $4 dollars.
Some of the food vendors include Mama J’s, The Blue Goat, Halligan’s Bar and Grill and Casa del Barco. The festival will also welcome eight new food vendors.
Devils Backbone Brewing Company will also be providing the beer for the event. Some of the beers that will be there are Hot Shot IPA, Tropical Thunder and Devils Backbone’s Striped Bass. A portion of the proceeds of the Striped Bass brew benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
There is a $1 suggested donation to the Enrichmond Foundation upon entry. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Alcoholic purchases can be paid for with cash or credit but some food vendors may be accepting cash only.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Enrichmond Foundation, which is an umbrella non-profit organization that serves over 100 parks and recreation groups in Richmond.
Whitney Traynham, Enrichmond Foundation event manager, says it’s an easy way to give back.
“It’s bacon! It’s so much fun. We love bacon and we love Richmond and it’s also a really great way to support Enrichmond and all the great things that our partners are doing throughout the city,” she said.
Traynham also says they’ve tightened up the system to make it as smooth as possible for fest goers.
“Each restaurant has two or three items, so it moves quickly and last year crowds really weren’t an issue in terms of getting through the lines fast,” said Traynham.