Baconfest Florida 2013 Coming Saturday February 23rd

Bacon Fest Florida 2013

Well it had to happen. Saturday February 23rd, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is hosting BaconFest Florida 2013. While it’s the 1st BaconFest in South Florida, it’s occurred in New York and Chicago already. The event is hosted by Chef Todd Fischer from Discovery’s Destination America network show, ‘United States of Bacon’ and includes performances by the Bacon Brothers (yes Kevin Bacon and his brother) and the Dan Band (from the movies Old School & The Hangover).

The $25 ticket price will get you free food sampling from 20 different South Florida restos but does not include drinks. There’s also a Chef competition to watch for the Best Bacon recipes in ‘Sweet” & ‘Savory” categories. And what would a Bacon festival be without carny games.

BaconFest Vendor List:

1. Bacon Bites

a. Chocolate peanut butter dipped bacon (dessert)

2. Big City Tavern

a. Bacon wrapped porchetta with bacon crusted cider donuts with maple glaze (entrée)

3. Bru’s Room Sports Grill

a. Bru’s Triple Collosal Bacon Threat Wings (entrée)

4. Caffe Luna Rosa

a. Bacon maple buttered popcorn topped with jalapeno bacon salt and jalapeno bacon salted bloody mary (appetizers)

5. Gimme a Burger

a. Bacon Burger – exact wording TBD (entrée)

6. Grind Espresso

a. Swedish bacon gingersnaps & iced latte garnished with chocolate bacon (dessert)

7. Hibiscus Café

a. Petite quiche lorraine (appetizer)

8. Jodi’s Cupcakes

a. Mini bacon maple cupcakes (dessert)

9. Kapow! Noodle Bar

a. Bacon and jalapeno Rangoon with chimmchuri sauce and shot of strawberry lemonade with bacon salt (entrée)

10. La Marquise Desserts

a. Peanut butter, chocolate and bacon mousse (dessert)

11. Lime Fresh Mexican Grille

a. Bacon, bean and cheese quesadillas (entrée)

12. Melting Pot

a. Bacon and chocolate fondue with bacon milkshake (dessert)

13. Over the Top Culinary Affairs

a. TBD

14. Red Rock Oasis

a. Bacon wrapped fried shrimp with cream cheese and jalapeno (appetizer)

15. Rock n’ Roll Ribs

a. Chili topped with bacon and sour cream (entrée)

16. Shooters

a. Bacon Rueben crisp (entrée)

17. Smokey Bones

a. Bacon ‘infused’ cheddar pretzel slider with basil mayo (appetizer)

18. Susy Pops

a. Bacon cake pops (dessert)

19. Sybarite Pig

a. Piggy Pin wheels (Venezuelan bacon roll with ham and capers) (entrée)

20. The Gypsy Horse

a. Flavored bacon twists (appetizer)

Food Trucks:

1. Ms. Cheezious

a. Grilled bacon and blue cheese sandwich (entrée)

Make sure to save the Bacon Wrapped Date (I’m so clever aren’t I), Saturday February 23rd.

The Details:

Baconfest Florida 2013 @
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Address: 5555 NW 40th Street, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Date: Saturday February 23rd
Time: 6-11PM
Tickets: Tickets start at $25 SOLD OUT!
Restrictions: Age 21 and Over.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cspazusar Carlo Paz

    We threw a bacon festival last year. Why is this the 1st?

    • http://www.facebook.com/cspazusar Carlo Paz

      I not knocking this event, I’m all for it. It’s just we successfully hosted a several day event devoted to bacon last year and this says it’s the first. I’m only correcting that.

      • Jermaine A Swindle

        Wow, You been hosting events dedicated to bacon, and seven days??. Im a bacon fanatic and i live in south florida. Could you please email me info about your festival. dates, times, next festival etc. Id greatly appreciate it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/burgerbeast Burger Beast

    What was your event called?

  • http://Www.sugarmamaswts.com Shoshanah Abraham

    We want to vend, we have the perfect cupcake :)

  • Dianne

    Why do you have to be 21? My 15 year old wants to go soo badly!!!

    • http://seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com Michael Michaud

      The age requirement is due to the entertainment which uses vulgar language.

      • Cherokee

        I am 17 and wanted to purchase a ticket to this event. vulgar language is no reason for the 21 year old age limit. This is ridiculous!

  • Mark Beisel

    My 14 year old loves bacon…can she come? And if not why…every sporting event sells beer and kids go … recommend not have it at a gambling place next time. You’ve lost my at least 3 ticket purchases because of the 21 yr minimum.

  • Rebeca

    Can we buy tickets at the door? By the time you finish with fees, the $25 ticket is almost $35! so for a couple, you just went from a $50 meal to a $70 meal and no drinks are included. Not cool! What other methods are there for buying tickets to avoid the ridiculous fees?

    • elizabeth

      i agree. there should be discounts for couples.

  • http://seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com Michael Michaud

    Tickets are selling fast, we are two weeks away and VIP is sold out. We cannot guarantee tickets will be available at the door.

    Hint: On site box office (inside the casino, near the Pavilion) is open on show nights only. In fact tomorrow, February 9th it will be open from 1pm to 8pm for the George Jones show. This will be the only date it is open prior to the BaconFest date.

  • Corey

    My children Love bacon and this would be perfect .. who cares that the bands will say vulgar language.. Have you heard the music kids listen today very sad your going to lose 6 tickets .. we would have loved to gone :)

  • Hamlet

    A true Southern Bacon Festival would have Cracklin.

  • Luna

    21 & Older? That’s not fair!

  • Sara

    Are the GA tickets sold out?

  • Teresa Lowry

    Would love 2 tickets… Everyone says sold out. Anyone got tickets that they want to sell me??? Seriously, looking to buy 2 tickets asap. CASH!!!

    • Teresa Lowry

      You can also text or call me @ 772-214-2518

  • kris

    Didnt know tickets had to be bought in advance

  • Tricia

    Anyone know if anymore tickets became available?!!? How could you host a bacon fest for ONE measly day!?

  • kris

    anyone selling 2 tickets looking to buy asap call at 954-917-2642

  • Stephanie

    I’m not a bacon lover but last night event was incredible. What an awesome night!