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Bacon Fest 2014

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Bacon Fest 2014

Bacon Fest 2014

BY Tristan Navera | Saturday, August 09, 2014

When: Past Event - Sunday, August 17, 2014
- This page may be updated if the event is repeated.
Fraze Pavilion
695 Lincoln Park Blvd, Dayton, OH 45429 [map it]
Cost: Free Event

"Everything is Better with Bacon!"
Sunday, August 17, 2014 starting at 2:00 PM

What’s cookin’ this summer at Fraze? Why, only the greatest food item on planet Earth - BACON. Under the hot summer sun, savor the flavor of breakfast’s favorite side item. Whether you’re in the crispy bacon or chewy bacon camp, Baconfest is BACK! 


The name alone should make bacon lovers salivate – Baconfest is back with a vengeance.

It’s bigger this year, and it’s hungrier – believe it.  

The event commemorating pork’s best side will return to Fraze Pavilion this July with more restaurants, more food, and dishes that will make you want to kick off the front door. Twenty restaurants will converge on the Fraze August 17 with live music from Linden Davis Group, the Skeptical Cats, Classic Rock Experience and The Devonshires.

“This year we have a lot more room in the pavilion,” said Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association, which is hosting the event. “We have more restaurants, a better booth layout, and w’ll have live music all day on the main stage.”

Among the dishes you can expect there?

Archer’s Tavern has ambitious plans with bacon-wrapped hot dogs, while Seafood Maestros The Dock are looking at crab cakes and some bacon elements.  Coco’s Bistro will be serving Maple Bacon Cheesecake, and Dayton banner – Marion’s Piazza – they’re bringing in bacon pizza, which if you’ve ever eaten there, is serious business.  Scroll down for the full line-up of restaurants and menu details.

Free and open to the public, the event will be a “pay as you go” option with lots of restaurants offering dishes to try. Gates open at 2 p.m. and music goes well past 8:30. 

Music at BaconfestFREE FESTIVAL & MUSIC starts at 2:00 PM

All bands will perform on Fraze Pavilion stage:
2:00 PM - Linden Davis Group
4:00 PM - Skeptical Cats
6:00 PM - Classic Rock Experience
8:30 PM - The Devonshires

Participating Restaurants

  • Amber Rose
    Nueske's Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Skewer 
    Bacon Cheddar Pierogies
    Bacon Cheddar French Fries 
  • Archer’s Tavern
    Plain Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog
    Chili Dog- (Bacon-Wrapped and topped with Chili, Mixed Cheese and Red Onions)
    PB&J Dog- (Bacon-Wrapped with Peanut Butter and Wildfire Jelly)
  • Brixx Ice Company
    Fat Elvis Sandwich (Peanut Butter, Bacon and Banana) 
    Bacon Mac and Cheese 
    3 Whole Wings OR Brixx Dragon Toes 
    (BBQ, Medium, Hot Bacon Mustard)
    Spicy Garlic (Best Sauce Winner at Wing Fest)
    ¼ Bacon Cheese Burger 
    Brixx Chicken Bacon Ranch 
  • Coco’s Bistro
  • Maple Bacon Cheesecake 
    Pork Belly Sushi 
  • The Dock Food & Spirits
    Bacon Cheesecake 
    Bacon Cole Slaw 
    2- Bacon Wrapped Crab Balls with Lobster Sauce 
  • Dominique's Bistro & Bar
    American Potato Salad with Jalapeno Bacon 
    Apple and Bacon Turnover 
    Upside Down Quiche with Triple Smoked Bacon 
  • Figlio
    Chicken Bacon Club Pizza
  • Kowalski Hots
    Red or White Hot Dog 
    With Bacon Meat Sauce 
    With Bacon Meat Sauce 
    Polish Kielbasa
    With Bacon Meat Sauce 
    Macaroni Salad 
    Soft pretzels with nacho and bacon 
  • Hickory River
    Mini Pulled Pork Sandwich
    Pulled Pork Sandwich with Bacon and Queso Cheese
    Loaded Pulled Pork Nachos with Bacon
  • Giovanni’s Pizzeria & Ristorante Italiano
    Pasta in an Alfredo sauce with Bacon, peas and red onions
    Italian sandwich with bacon grilled chicken and cheese
    Spinach salad with bacon, red onion, strawberries and raspberry vinaigrette
  • Lock 27 Brewing
    Rum Butter Bacon Ice Cream
    Bacon Pierogies with bacon gastrique glaze
  • Marion's Piazza
    Bacon Pizza Sold by the Slice
  • Meadowlark Restaurant
    Homemade Bacon Caramel Corn 
  • Ritter’s Frozen Custard
    Gelatis served with Vanilla Frozen Custard 
    Small of Vanilla or Chocolate Frozen Custard
    Ice Cream Sundaes 
  • Sweet-Umms Chocolatier
    Chocolate Covered Bacon
    Bacon Waffle 
  • Zetland Street
    Farmer's Delight Salad with warm Bacon Vinaigrette Dressing 
    Tomato and Horseradish Soup topped with Candied Bacon 
BaconFest is brought to you by the Restaurant Raiders - a monthly foodie group that supports local restaurants once a month by bringing a crowd to their establishment, this hot summer festival will allow you to sample local restaurants as they showcase all of the many ways you can baconate your meal.  Awaken Bacon Nation! It’s time to get your chops wet.
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