In bacon we trust: America Loves Bacon fest kicks off ticket sales

Can there ever be too much bacon? You decide at Tampa's America Loves Bacon festival April 11.

click to enlarge Samples and full dishes will be highlighted at the America Loves Bacon fest. - America Loves Bacon via Facebook
America Loves Bacon via Facebook
Samples and full dishes will be highlighted at the America Loves Bacon fest.


Behold! Tickets for America Loves Bacon — the food festival invading Tampa's Florida State Fairgrounds Saturday, April 11, that many regionites have kinda probably most likely been waiting for — are on sale. Get ready for bacon everything.

Traveling city to city during its spring tour, the family-friendly America Loves Bacon fest will feature a signature tasting menu with more than 30 dishes from its executive chef Patrick Morrow, as well as bacon-inflected fare from other food purveyors.

Murrow's creations plan to showcase local ingredients whenever possible, according to a press release, and they'll be divided into four categories: Butcher's Block, Grill It Up, Hog on a Stick and Swiney Sweets.

Alongside five sampling tickets, general admission (which costs $15 right now) grants festivalgoers access to celebrity chef appearances, cooking demonstrations, food competitions, adult beverages, live sounds from Bay area bands and more. Early entry, additional grub tickets and a T-shirt are among VIP ticket holders' perks.

The fest's other stops include Knoxville, Tennessee, and Columbia, South Carolina.

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