As you all probably saw all over our social media last weekend, we did indeed attend BaconFest 2014. We did exactly what was advertised – ate tubs of bacon and drank cups and cups and cups of PBR (not our finest moment, but when at BaconFest…).
We UberX’d our way over to the Masquerade, checked in and started off the day with samples of Frozen Pints ice cream. I personally like to eat my ice cream sans alcohol out of the container sitting on my kitchen counter, but if you’re trying to combine your dessert and beer calories, try it out for yourself! They had a bunch of tents for perusing, but we didn’t dilly-dally too long, and headed straight for the beer tent.
As we were enjoying our second round of beers and first tubs of bacon, the so-forecasted rain started a-falling. It poured for about 15-20 minutes while we all huddled under one of the vendor tents. Thankfully, we went prepared with rain jackets and umbrellas, even though it was perfectly sunny as we left our houses. Meg even rocked bright yellow rain boots. #PeachtreeRoadiesPreparedness
Once the sun came out, we did a lap around the rest of the booths, and documented some of the best looks of the fest for your viewing pleasure. All while sipping PBR and eating bacon. One of the funniest was this talking pig who gave Brian a hard time about I can’t even remember what, but it was pretty entertaining. Unfortunately we had already missed the PBR bean-bag toss, but we stopped to take some pics with all their bloody props. Kind of reminded me of a haunted house with all the fake blood and body parts. Apparently Blondie from the Claremont Lounge also made an appearance, but we only caught her back as she walked by – she’s kind of a celeb in these parts, so she had someone ushering her around.
Then it rained again, but not for as long this time. By this point, we were all pretty content with our beers and bacon under the tent, but once it cleared up again, we decided it was time to bolt before the next round of rain started up. But, not before enjoying a nice BLT on white bread – gotta get some carbs to wash down all that bacon – and swiping as many PBR plastic cups for beer pong later that night!
BaconFest was exactly what I pictured – lots of locals stuffing their faces with bacon and beer, and I was one of them 🙂 However, there was quite a bit of fake blood and guts around that should probably just stay put until Halloween, especially when you’re at a fest drinking and eating all day…just sayin! (My stomach is still recovering from that day and I will probably stay away from the greasy stuff for a little while.)
We were lucky enough to attend BaconFest for free this year – but our rave review is 100% our own. We don’t sugarcoat pork products. Unless you are referring to candied bacon.