One of the things we love most about living in Summit County is that our calendar is constantly packed with food festivals. Breckenridge Wine Festival was last month, and Breckenridge Oktoberfest is coming up in September. Heck, we already have the Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco penciled in for Father’s Day weekend next year. Another great foodie event we’re gearing up for is happening this Saturday, and it celebrates all things bacon and bourbon: Breckenridge Hogfest.
When: August 26, 2017; 2pm – 6pm
Where: Main Street Station and The Village at Breckenridge
Cost: $15 – $125
It’s not a secret that bacon has become super trendy in recent years. Once a mere breakfast food, bacon is now showing up everywhere from dessert tables to hors d’oeuvres platters. You can get indulgent with your bacon (sprinkle it on a donut) or attempt to be healthy (wrap it around asparagus). No matter how you look at it, bacon is having a moment, and Breckenridge Hogfest is set on celebrating.
Because bacon is only as good as what you pair it with (i.e. donuts, asparagus) Breckenridge Hogfest has partnered up with Old Forester to add a splash of bourbon to your palate. Old Forester has been making bourbon since 1870 and legally outsmarted prohibition. How savvy is that? At Breckenridge Hogfest, you’ll be able to taste your way through a spectrum of pork samples, premium whiskeys, and barrel-aged spirits. Live music will set the tone for what’s sure to be an indulgent afternoon.
Piggy Back | $15
If you’re more about bacon and less about bourbon, this is the package for you. The Piggy Back option gives you access to five pork sample dishes or Tender Belly Bacon tastings. Other festival food is not included but is available a la carte.
Porktacular n’ Bourbonlicious Taster | $35
Get the best of both worlds with the Porktacular n’ Bourbonlicious Taster. Included in your ticket are three pork sample dishes and bacon tastings, six brown spirit samples including single malt scotches, and a commemorative glass.
Bacon n’ Bourbon Supreme Sampler | $45
Still hungry? Splurge for the Bacon n’ Bourbon Supreme Sampler to get five pork sample dishes and bacon tastings, fifteen brown spirit samples, bourbon education, and a commemorative glass.
Food and Bourbon Pairing Dinner | $65
The Food and Bourbon Pairing Dinner will feature premium brown spirits with four delicious, pork-inspired courses. Note: this event takes place on Friday, August 25th at Sauce on the Maggie. You’ll still need to purchase a ticket to the festival on Saturday if you want to make a weekend of it.
VIP Experience | $75
Upgrade yourself to VIP status to enjoy everything included in the Bacon n’ Bourbon Supreme Sampler package – and more. You’ll have access to the VIP lounge with hospitality, admission to a bourbon tasting seminar at 12:30pm, early access to the festival at 1pm, and an extra five spirit samples.
Whole Hog VIP All-Access | $125
This is the top tier ticket for Breckenridge Hogfest. Enjoy reserved seating at the Food and Bourbon Pairing Dinner on Friday night as well as everything included in the VIP Experience package. That means bacon tastings and five pork sample dishes, twenty spirit samples, early tasting entrance, bourbon education and a glass to commemorate the weekend.
Are you going to Breckenridge Hogfest? We’ll see you there!
As we mentioned, we love getting out and exploring the various food festivals around Breckenridge. It’s one of the things we enjoy most about living and working here! At Dwell Summit, we’re passionate about sharing the Breck lifestyle with others. If you’re thinking about buying a luxury home in Summit County, please get in touch with us. Fall is a gorgeous time to visit our quaint mountain town, and there are several beautiful properties waiting for new owners. We look forward to connecting with you!