We get it, your head is filled with bacon. Here's a guide to our most frequently asked questions.
When is Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos and Sons Field?
The 3rd Annual Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos and Sons Field will be held July 17-19, 2015 in Los Olivos, California in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. The main food and libation tasting festival will be held on July 18th. The exclusive VIP dinner will be held on July 17th and the VIP brunch will be held on July 19th. For each day's timeline, please visit: http://www.baconandbarrels.com/schedule/
Where is Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos and Sons Field?
Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos and Sons Field will be held at, you guessed it, Saarloos & Sons Field! The address is 2971 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441. The field is next door to the beautiful Saarloos & Sons tasting room. A map is at the bottom of the page.
What is Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos and Sons Field?
Bacon & Barrels is the definitive outdoor festival for the bacon obsessed foodies and those who prefer their drinks from a barrel. The all-day event challenges participating chefs to create their most imaginative, fresh recipes incorporating bacon, and highlights the best artisan and craft barrel beverages such as bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch. Tastings are UNLIMITED! Exhibits meant to educate, connect, and inspire attendees to eat local. Celebrity Judges will award the Jefe del Porko award to the top Chef and Mixologist and the title of Top Chef in the VIP tent. Your vote matters! We will be polling everyone at Bacon & Barrels to ask them which restaurant and mixologist they loved the most. The winner will be presented with the coveted People's Choice Award. Using our Bacon & Barrels Mobile App (available soon for free at the iTunes store) you can vote for your favorite restaurant or mixologist, see the schedule of events, get information about all event participants and sponsors, and see event photos of #baconandbarrels.
Does Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos and Sons Field give back?
Absolutely! Bacon & Barrels Los Olivos festival will donate a percentage of all tickets sales to support The Los Olivos School Foundation and the Los Olivos Business Organization. Bacon & Barrels will also incorporate its proprietary Environmental Event process, with a goal of 95% of all event trash diverted from the Landfill.
How much are tickets? How can I get them?!
Tickets prices vary and will be available February 1st!
What if I don’t drink?
We have a special ticket for the designated drivers. Enjoy the festival, and the many fun times offered. Water is provided for free.
What can I / can't I bring?
Allowed: You're welcome to bring sealed water bottles, sealed snacks, beach blankets/chairs.
Must Bring: Valid ID. This is a 21 and over event.
Not Allowed: Do NOT bring strollers, children under 21 (see below), any open containers, any alcohol, animals (Documented Service animals only allowed).
Are kids allowed?
We hate to discriminate against the next generation of Bacon-lovers, but this is a 21 and over only event. Infants carried in baby packs only are allowed. NO strollers please. Must show valid ID at entrance.
Are there volunteer opportunities?
Yes! Volunteering at Bacon & Barrels Festival is a cool way to give back, since a portion of the proceeds supports the Los Olivos School Foundation and the Los Olivos Business Organization, and also a cool way to get perks and free access to the festival or another Create Promotions event. We are seeking volunteers for the Saturday Festival and Sunday Bacon, Bellini, Bloodies Brunch. Individual volunteer positions will be assigned based on festival needs and you must be at least 21. The volunteer application will be available next season!
Is there a shuttle service?
Yes and it's FREE! We believe in indulging safe which is why we've partnered with the Chumash Casino Resort again this year to offer FREE rides in their luxury shuttles to 3 points in the Santa Ynez Valley- Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez Valley Marriot Hotel in Santa Barbara Wine Country, and Wine Valley Inn!
Shuttle Tickets will be on sale for 2015 next season!
Why are tickets non-transferable?
We want to discourage ticket-scalping. We don’t think there’s a lot of value added by having tickets floating about in a secondary ticket market (ie. scalpers and resellers). We have calculated our ticket price to be a good match for the value of the experience received and would hate to see someone pay way more than our intended ticket price for the same experience as somebody who paid the face value. So, we check IDs to make sure that the ticket holder is the same as the ticket purchaser and we limit the number of tickets that each person can buy. If you have a legitimate, non-secondary-ticket-market-related need to transfer your tickets, drop us an email and we’ll try to accommodate you as best we can.
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