FAQ's

We get it, your head is filled with bacon. Here are the answers to your most frequently asked questions. 

When & Where is Bacon & Barrels?

{Friday, July 15th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm}: VIP Only Kick-Off Dinner at Biddle Ranch Vineyard House (outdoors) at 2060 Biddle Ranch RD, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Includes parking. 21 and Up Only. VIP tickets available here.

{Saturday, July 16th}: VIP/Early Entry/Early Entry Designated Piggies at 12pm. General Admission/Designated Piggies Entry at 1pm. Event Ends at 5pm at the Madonna Inn Meadows (lush outdoor field located just past the gate entrance for the Expo Center) at 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. Includes Parking. 21 and Up Only. Tickets available here.

{Sunday, July 17th, 10am-12pm}: VIP Only Bacon Buffet & Bloody's/Bellini's Brunch at Sidecar at 1127 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.  Downtown street parking and parking structure parking available. 21 and Up Only. VIP tickets available here.

What is Bacon & Barrels?

Bacon & Barrels is the definitive outdoor festival for the bacon obsessed foodies and those who prefer their drinks from a barrel. The Central Coast's best chefs serve up creative bacon dishes to passionate bacon lovers.  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. Celebrity Judges will award the Jefe de Porko award to the top Chef and Mixologist.  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 iPads at the INFO booth, 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. Plus live entertainment by The Spazmatics!

Can my restaurant/winery/distillery come to Bacon & Barrels?

Why yes, we still have space available! Please contact Steph at stephanie@createpromotions.com for more information. 

What are the schedule of activities at Bacon & Barrels?

There's LOTS going on at Bacon & Barrels, and yes, it's all included! The VIP weekend is packed! Check out VIP weekend details here. At Saturday's festival, we'll have live music by The Spazmatics, games, and live chef and mixology demos. Check out the full weekend schedule of events here!

Who is coming to Bacon & Barrels?

Bacon & Barrels proudly brings together creative bacon dishes and special barrel beverages by California's best! See who's bringing the bacon here and who's bringing the barrels here!

Does Bacon & Barrels give back?

Absolutely! Bacon & Barrels supports the Create Community Foundation which provides grants and assistance to organizations that serve Youth-at-Risk.  Bacon & Barrels will also incorporate its proprietary Environmental Event process, with a goal of 95% of all event trash diverted from the Landfill. Our cutlery, napkins and cups are biodegradable, compostable. 

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 Create Community Foundation and also a cool way to get perks and free access to the festival. Individual volunteer positions will be assigned based on festival needs and you must be at least 21. The volunteer application will be available soon!

How much are tickets? How can I get them?!

Tickets prices vary and are available for purchase here. Tickets are non-refundable.

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 will be provided for free at the event. This is a 21 and over event. Must bring valid ID.

What can I / can't I bring?

Allowed: You're welcome to bring sealed water bottles, sealed snacks, empty refillable water bottles, 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).

What Should I Wear to Bacon & Barrels?

Bacon & Barrels is held at the lush outdoor Madonna Meadows field. Casual wear is totally acceptable and recommended. We also recommend layers, and for the ladies, sandals or wedges. Heels get caught in the grass and is no fun after a while. For the Friday and Sunday VIP events, we recommend layers and dressing Country Club Casual.

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.

What is the refund policy?

Sorry, there are no refunds for this event.

Is my ticket transferable?

Yes. If you can't make it to the event, you may gift your ticket to someone else. They must be 21 and over. Tickets already scanned will not be admitted.

Have more questions?

Email us at info@createpromotions.com.