Bacon Fest Sacramento is all about pork from pigs who lived healthy, happy lives at farms where farmers value ethical and sustainable food production.
All the bacon and pork enjoyed at BFS events are house-made by Sacramento chefs that give a damn about quality natural foods.
The inaugural BFS went down in January 2012, and other events, such as The BLT Bike Crawl and Bacon Fest vs. Sacramento Beer Week, soon followed.
BFS events are mostly free, and the ones where we charge are priced low so that it's not just for high-status ballers. All events are not-for-profit and all the money goes to Sacramento chefs, restaurateurs and the Center For Land Based Learning nonprofit in nearby Winters.
We just enjoy the bacon, thanks.
Who is Bacon Fest Sacramento?
"I was born in Upstate New York and, until I was 20, lived in Germany as a military brat. But then I moved to the Sacramento area 20 years ago and have called it home since. Bacon Fest is a way for me to try and give back to the local restaurant community, especially those who source quality ingredients and in turn make some great food with them. It's also a way to showcase the bounty of great produce, livestock, wine, beer, artisan breads, cheese, charcuterie and the talented chefs of this region."
Nick Miller, Founder
"Guido walked up to me at a rock show in Midtown and was like 'Let's put on a bacon festival.' I was vegetarian for 10 years and am pretty damn busy with my day job as co-editor of the Sacramento News & Review, but I said yes, anyway. And I'm glad I did, because Guido and I see eye-to-eye: We'll never make a dime off of Bacon Fest, the events will remain small and celebrate only Sacramento chefs who do things 'the right way,' the food will be natural and from pigs that got mad love while living, and 100 percent of the profits will go back to the chefs, restaurants and designated nonprofits. Bacon Fest Sacramento will always be about these things."
John Conley, Art Director
Greg Wellman, Website Development