Food Festivals

Tickets for Riverwalk's Bacon Bash on Sale Starting September 8

Love bacon? An event in honor of the hog's most famous part will return for its second year thanks to Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and Covenant House Florida.

The second-annual Bacon Bash returns to Fort Lauderdale this fall, a foodie-focused event that's all about the bacon, taking place in Esplanade Park on Friday, November 6. The celebration will feature bacon-inspired dishes — both sweet and savory — from several South Florida-based restaurants and food trucks.

If you're all about the beer and bacon, tickets will be available for purchase on Blacktie South Florida starting Tuesday, September 8. General admission is available for a prepaid online price of $35 per person ($40 at the door) and provides eventgoers access to unlimited food tastings. Tickets for the VIP Biergarten Experience will be $75 per person ($80 at the door) and include general admission plus access to unlimited tastings of craft beers from Funky Buddha and other local breweries as well as bourbon samplings from Angel's Envy, Michter's, William Grant, and Woodford Reserve.

Restaurants participating in this year's event include Dos Caminos, Grille 401, It's a Cubano B food truck, M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom, Miami Smokers, and Public House.

All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, a nonprofit organization responsible for the programming, beautification, and promotion of Riverwalk Park; and Covenant House Florida, a nonprofit dedicated to providing services and shelter to homeless children and youth.

Bacon Bash will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on November 6 at Esplanade Park located at 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Visit

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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