Spread out your picnic blanket because there will be bacon, and lots of it, at this year’s The Great Big Bacon Picnic.
Returning for its second year, the weekend long festival, which will be held from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25 at The Old Pfizer Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, glorifies (you guessed it) beloved bacon.
The event, co-founded in 2015 by bacon enthusiasts and brothers, Craig and Lon Taylor, will once again intermingle New York City’s savvy chefs, brewmasters, mixologists, distillers, and all types of culinary experts for a gourmet feast of bite-sized bacon dishes and bacon-infused libations.
With this year’s festival serving up even more unlimited bacon and booze concoctions from over 100 of New York City’s ingenious bacon connoisseurs––including, BarBacon, Kings County Distillery, Sixpoint Brewery, and Tellers––it will certainly be a picnic. And for entertainment, Brooklyn-based High & Mighty Brass Band will be performing at the venue.
“We couldn’t be happier with the way The Great Big Bacon Picnic went its first year…” says Craig and Lon Taylor. “We will push the bar even higher this year, and remain committed to providing bacon lovers with the best in culinary creativity and skill, along with local top-shelf spirits and craft beers in an immersive and fun environment, while also giving back to the local community.
Ten percent of net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to local charities, such as City Harvest. Craig and Lon Taylor will also be advocating the principles of the Slow Food movement by encouraging vendors to use local suppliers and farmers who produce organic and sustainable ingredients.
Presented by Great Big Food Events LLC, The Great Big Bacon Picnic will offer three separate tasting sessions for general admission, early entry, and VIP rates. With early entry, guests are granted entry to the event 30 minutes before general admission and will enjoy exclusive access to private bars and seating areas. With VIP access, guests are granted entry one hour before general admission and will enjoy exclusive access to private bars, tastings of rare spirits, specialty cocktails, and chef-prepped gourmet dishes, as well as a complimentary festival T-shirt, a VIP swag bag, and free parking.
Details are as follows:
Brunch, Sept. 24
General Admission, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($99 + $6.44 fee)
Early Entry from 11:30 a.m. ($149.00 + $9.19 fee)
VIP access from 11 a.m. ($249.00 + $14.69 fee)
Happy Hour, Sept. 24
General Admission, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ($99 + $6.44 fee)
Early Entry from 5 p.m. ($149.00 + $9.19 fee)
VIP access from 4:30 p.m. ($249.00 + $14.69 fee)
Brunch, Sept. 25
General Admission, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ($99 + $6.44 fee)
Early Entry from 12:30 p.m. ($149.00 + $9.19 fee)
VIP access from 12 p.m. ($249.00 + $14.69 fee)
For a complete list of participating restaurants, vendors, and sponsors, and to purchase tickets, visit www.GreatBigBacon.com.
Image courtesy of Chela Crinnion/Tellers