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MARCH 28, 2015



VIP Beer & Bacon Session: Noon - 6pm 
Regular Beer Tasting Session: 2pm – 6pm
Drink last call is 5:40pm

Bottoms Up, Bacon Down


75 Craft Beers
15 Restaurants
10 Bacons From Across the US
… and lots of Piggy Love

Last Year’s Festival was a huge hit but it was JUST THE BEGINNING.

Cary’s Porkiest Playtime Returns and this time it will be even better.

The ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza comes complete with the best craft beers for your tasting pleasure… and of course the food of the Gods: BACON.

  • Guests enjoy a souvenir glass plus 75+ of their favorite international beers and wines.
  • T-Shirts! The first 100 Guests in line for EACH SESSION receive a FREE “COLLECTIBLE Bacon” T-Shirt to celebrate the show.
  • VIP Beer and Bacon Admission will host over 15 restaurant tasting stations featuring the BEST restaurants in the Triangle. They will be on-hand vying for the $500 Best Bacon Dish Prize. (VIP Beer & Bacon Session food tastings included, regular beer tasting session food is ala carte.)
  • 2 tons of gourmet bacons  will be griddled on-site (until 3pm).
  • The Main Stage will host live music all day.
  • A Butchering 101 Class will be hosted on the Main Stage!
  • All of this plus fun foodie exhibits and so much more!
What’s NEW…
  • Less Tickets.  Last year this event SOLD OUT.  This year, in  order to make the event more pleasant we’ve reduced tickets by over 15%. What this means is that there are less tickets that will be available. We are sorry that some people will be left out – but it will be better for the event overall and it won’t be so cramped.
  • More Bacon. We’ve increased our samples from all the participating restaurants.
  • We’ve doubled the Griddled Bacon Stations
  • The VIP Beer and Bacon Session will host more specialty beers and drinks than last year.


VIP BEER & BACON SESSION: $69 Advance Only  Valid Noon – 6pm. The VIP Session offers an exclusive tasting experience. Limited to 2,000 guests ONLY; each guest will enjoy 15+ restaurant tasting stations and fresh griddled bacon (food served through 3pm), a souvenir glass and boundless portions of over 75 craft beers and wines, plus 2 extra hours of alcohol sampling, These tickets are limited and will SELL OUT. Squeal like a pig!!!!!!!

REGULAR BEER TASTING SESSION: $39 Advance / $45 On-Site 
Valid 2pm – 6pm. Your admission includes a souvenir glass and boundless portions of over 75 craft beers and wines, and all live entertainment. Bacon/Food is alacarte

$39 Advance. Valid from Noon - 6pm. Includes admission into the event only. 
$25 Advance. Valid from 2pm-6pm. Includes admission into the event only. This ticket does not allow access to the VIP Beer & Bacon Session.

This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them.

Advance ticket sales close the 3/25/15 Wednesday before the event date at 5pm or when tickets are sold out.

Tickets will NOT be sent to your mailing address. Your name will be places on the “Will Call List”. Tickets will be available for pick up at the onsite “Will Call” station at the start time of your tickets admission. You can gain entry by presenting a valid ID (Driver’s License of other Government Issued form of ID). Guests must be over the legal drinking age of 21. All Ticket sales are final. No Refunds. No Exchanges. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees. Ticket price does not include the guarantee of an autograph. Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. For questions concerning your ticket please email

The show is RAIN or SHINE. All service dogs must register in advance at They must also register at the event entrance upon arrival with proper service dog documentation. Pets are not allowed. Management reserves the right to check all bags and coolers. No outside glassware or alcohol is allowed. All alcoholic drinks must be samples from the tasting glass/cup provided with your ticket. Management reserves the right in our discretion to remove any individuals for including but not limited to intoxication, fighting and/or rudeness without a refund. All drink items listed on the “Drink Menu” are subject to change and some brands and styles of beer and/or bourbon will run out before others onsite. Your ticket does not guarantee that you will taste any certain product available at the show or listed online. The earlier you are at the show the better chance you have of tasting the products available. Beware of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Please drink responsibly.

All ticket purchasers understand that their voice, name and image may be recorded by various mechanical and/or electrical means. All ticket holders release any claim they might have in law or equity in connection with the utilization of such material by Trigger Agency, LLC and authorize Trigger Agency, LLC and grant unto it or its assignees the absolute right to use said materials in connection with advertising, publicity, exhibitions, or without limitation, any other purpose.

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