Bacon. Festival. Put together, those two words are enough to put bacon fanatics into some kind of weird bacon-fueled frenzy I’ll never fully understand.
I’m by no means a hater – I’ll indulge in a practical serving at brunch occasionally – but I can’t help but question cultural motives of people who freak out about bacon, similar to this Death & Taxes article titled, “No one is actually obsessed with bacon.”
Regardless, bacon holds its rightful place high on the list of staple breakfast foods (and anytime, really) and upstate NY has deemed it worthy of its own festival. And it’s happening in Hudson, one of the quaintest towns in our area and always worth the drive.
This year’s festival, (whose press contact dubbed himself as the ‘token vegetarian’), is being held on September 2nd and tickets are available online here. Additionally, $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the local food bank in hopes to raise awareness and help fund solving local hunger issues. Tickets are also very reasonably priced, and are currently only $8 in advance.
A festival wouldn’t be complete without music, and the Bacon Festival will feature local acts Rambin Jug Stompers, Red Haired Strangers, Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Eastbound Jesus and (of course) Unexplained Bacon.
As you can assume, the festival will feature vending of dishes, products and crafts, all themed around or featuring bacon.
You can find more information about the fest here.
Pro tip: Head over to their Facebook page for information on how to win 2 tickets tonight at the Empire State Food Festival taking place tonight in the Plaza.