Big Bite Bacon Fest Takes Over The San Diego County Fair on Saturday, July 5 | Win 2 Passes to Attend!

June 28, 2014

The Big Bite Bacon Fest is taking over the San Diego County Fair again this summer with its second annual debut, presented by Albertsons/Sav-on, on July 5.  The Big Bite Bacon Festival has your bacon cravings covered with bacon inspired cuisine, cook-offs, beer tastings, entertainment, pageants, games and even a bacon-themed wedding! SanDiegoVille is raffling off two general admission passes to the dinner session (a $110 value) - just enter below!

Big Bite Bacon Fests welcome bacon lovers of all ages and feature an unprecedented variety of delectable bites showcasing the diversity of bacon. Innovative food options range from sweet desserts, accented with savory cracklins to addictively salty culinary creations. Two separate bacon-tasting sessions are offered for guests to sample bacon inspired culinary dishes from local restaurants and vendors from the Southern California region. Craft beer tastings from local breweries will be available to quench your thirst from all the bacon goodness.

The event celebrates home cooks and professional chefs alike through a fully sanctioned cooking competition in honor of the star ingredient. Professional and amateur levels call on the best chefs and home cooks in Southern California to compete for their stake in a $3,000 prize fund and the title of “Best Big Bite Bacon Dish.” Entry is $39 and first place winners will be sent on to the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, NV in November. 1st place winner takes home $1,700 in prize money with paid entry and travel stipend to compete in Las Vegas; 2nd place takes home $800; 3rd place rounds out the victors with a $500 cash prize. Last year’s BBBF contest winners went on to the World Championships and finished 4th place for the amateurs, and 1st place for the pros winning the grand prize of $10,000 and the title of Bacon World Champion.

Eateries participating in this year's Big Bite Bacon Fest include Slater’s 50/50, Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour, The Broken Yolk, Donut Bar, Coop’s West Texas BBQ, La Jolla Brewing Company, The Cravory, The Patio and more. Breweries in attendance include Ballast Boint, Blind Lady Ale Hous3, Green Flash, Iron Fist, Mission, Pizza Port, Societe, Stone, The Lost Abbey and more

Big Bite Bacon Fest is pleased to present the squequel to the one and only bacon dream wedding.  Hundreds of couples entered to win a bacon-wedding package to remember and one lucky couple was selected by a panel of judges for their undying love for bacon and each other.   Love and Bacon will unite during the Lunch Session of the Big Bite Bacon Fest, as contest winners and San Diego locals, Rachel Elkin and Ryan Peters, tie the knot in a wedding event of epic porkportions.

Bacon themed entertainment will also be on hand at both festivals, starting with the opening ceremonies that include the “Bacon Anthem” and “Pardoning of The Pig.” Additional attractions keep the theme alive through games like Pig Pong, Pork Ladder Toss, Bacon Hole, a Big Daddy Bacon Pageant, and a dunk tank.

Tickets for the July 5 Big Bite Bacon Fest are available online now and include entry to the San Diego County Fair, the 7th largest fair in North America, as well as food tastes and ten 3oz samples of craft beers to quench your thirst from all the ​​​​​​bacon goodness. General admission tickets are $55 ($65 the day of the event). VIP admission is $75 ($85 the day of the event) and includes an extra hour admission, special seating, a swine swag bag and access to a privage tasting station. Designated driver tickets and passes for those under 21 are $45 ($55 day of the event).

The Big Bite Bacon Fair is located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard. For more information visit