Pig Out: San Diego Bacon Fest 2016

The pork party goes down Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Preble Field in NTC Park at Liberty Station

San Diego will celebrate International Bacon Day this weekend with a sizzling shindig: an all-day Bacon Fest featuring beer, spirits, music and, of course, pork-centric feasting.

The 4th Annual San Diego Bacon Fest goes down Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Preble Field at NTC Park at Liberty Station.

There, attendees can pig out (it’s okay, it’s the weekend) on unlimited samples of bacon-filled dishes from some top-notch San Diego eateries, including Slater’s 50/50, Taste & Thirst, The Promiscuous Fork, Crazee Burger, Moto Deli and The Smok’d Hog – just to name a few participating restaurants.

Beer samples from dozens of craft breweries will also be poured at the 21+ pork party, including suds from Alpine Beer Company, Bay City Brewing Co., Duck Foot Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Mission Brewery and 3 Punk Ales Brewing Co., also just to name a few.

On the spirits side, Henebery Celebrated Whiskey and Liberty Call Distilling Co. are among the companies serving sips at Saturday’s fest.

General admission tickets cost $60 per person if purchased in advance; $65 the day of the event. An entry gets you 2 p.m. entry, plus unlimited samples of food and drinks and free parking.

VIP tickets are available for $100 a pop. Those tickets include everything included in general admission, plus entry into San Diego Bacon Fest an hour early, exclusive beer tastings, a jar of bacon-flavored fat to take home from Sausage & Meat, and a “Brew Caddy” – a lanyard that holds your beer sample cup while you eat.

For more info on Bacon Fest, visit the event website.

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