2016 Bacon & Barrels

Bacon & Barrels is exactly the type of event that helps a restaurant like mine promote itself and literally show people how unique our food is! As a small neighborhood restaurant, I’d say nearly 95% of the attendees have never walked through my door... that’ll change for all those folks that loved our bacon sushi and made it a point to tell us they’ll be in sometime soon! My hats off to Bacon & Barrels for a great event and we look forward to being even a larger presence at next year’s event!
— Bob Pasela, Chef/Owner, Sabuku Sushi

The definitive Festival Series for the culinary and libation focused, obsessed with bacon, bourbon, wine, and craft beer! 

Back for it's 5th year, Bacon & Barrels Festival will be held in America's Happiest  City (per Oprah!) San Luis Obispo (July 15, 2017). Bacon & Barrels creates a fun and relaxing environment for your brand to interact with the consumer! 

Bacon & Barrels began in 2012 as the brainchild of Create Promotions and was created as a benefit for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization. The Team at Create Promotions has gained a reputation for their ability to conceive and execute creative, stand-out events that consistently deliver an excellent experience for vendors, exhibitors, and guests. During its inaugural year in 2012, Bacon & Barrels sold out of all events within three months of sale opening. The event each year has amassed a following of bacon-philes, and they love their bacon and libations!

This in demand event has become a premier attraction for Bacon and Barrels fans both regionally, and nationwide, attracting visitors from all over the country and Puerto Rico each year.  Bacon & Barrels offers distinctive marketing and brand building opportunities to an affluent audience of both trade and consumers with a key focus on targeting Millennial consumers. As the  largest generation in history, Millennials are excited to find new culinary and libation favorites and will purchase what they love! We utilize highly targeted campaigns centered around digital and social media marketing, heavy with visual content including video event coverage, and a mobile app. 

We’ve enjoyed being a part of Bacon & Barrels for the past 3 years as this has been a great event to not only showcase our beers, but also the great food pairings offered. Create Promotions continues to improve the event each year, making it not only better for guests but for the vendors as well. We look forward to participating again in 2016
— Shannon Andre / Regional Events Manager for Firestone Walker Brewing Company