Hailed as the “candy of meats,” bacon tastes delicious even when wrapped in chocolate, draped across cupcakes, and exploding from piñatas. Feel the bacon rain down all around you with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
$25 for one general admission ticket (up to a $50 value)<p>
$45 for two general admission tickets (up to a $100 value)
- Regular entry at noon
- Bacon dish food sampling
- Access to blues concerts throughout the day<p>
$85 for two VIP tickets (up to a $170 value)
- Early entry at 11 a.m.
- Bacon dish food sampling
- Unlimited craft beer samples from Peter B’s Brew Pub
- Access to blues concerts throughout the day
- Exclusive private concert from Rollin’ & Tumblin’
- Entry to the festival’s after-party
- Raffle ticket<p>
$149 for four of the above VIP tickets (up to a $340 value)<p>
Those without parking passes must park their vehicles somewhere on the streets around the Monterey County Fairgrounds.<p>
The first annual Monterey Bay Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival, organized by Moore Media, takes place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 27 from noon to 6 p.m. The food-and-music festival calls upon local Monterey Bay chefs and restaurants to flex their culinary skills by using Baker’s Bacon as the focal point of their dishes, which festivalgoers and a panel of judges will sample throughout the day. The panel of judges later decides its favorite dish and awards its chef an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas.
Headlining the musical side of the proceedings is six-string slinger Les Dudek, an artist best known for backing such heavy-hitters as Boz Scaggs, the Steve Miller Band, and the Allman Brothers. Before Dudek shreds otherworldly solos with his axe—much like a Viking battling space aliens—the five-piece Contino Band warms up the crowd with its heartfelt blues and accordion melodies. Chilled out mixmaster DJ Hanif oversees the raucous after-party at the Turf Club from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.<p>
Monterey Bay Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival
Inaugurated in 2012, the Monterey Bay Bacon, Blues & Brews Festival beckons Bay-area residents to take part in an afternoon filled with meat, music, and mead. Local chefs, including restaurant professionals and amateurs, compete to see who can win over the judges with bacon-centric dishes that festivalgoers can sample throughout the day. Although judges determine the grand-prize winner, guests decide the People’s Choice titleholder through a unique voting process. Each festivalgoer is granted nine marbles with which to vote, and at the end of the event, contestants’ marble jars are weighed to crown the winner. As the afternoon endures, a lineup of local and national blues musicians aims its tunes at the open sky, simultaneously entertaining onlookers and emphasizing with the lonely Man in the Moon.