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The Keystone Neighbourhood Company tells BourbonBlog.com that Keystone’s 7th Annual Bacon and Bourbon Festival returns to River Run Village June 24 and 25, 2017. Tickets are available at this link ranging from $25 to $50.  Full details of tickets and schedule below.

With 3,000 lbs. of sizzling meat and a variety of brands participating with their whiskey on the “Jim Beam Bourbon Tour,” guests can partake in a variety of flavor and education.

The Jim Beam Bourbon Tour samplings that include Jim Beam, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Rebel Yell, Ezra Brooks, Bird Dog Whiskey, High West Distillery and Breckenridge Distillery. Other adult refreshments include Bacon Bloody Mary’s, cucumber vodka lemonade or a refreshing New Belgium brew.

Organizers tell us that the Bacon Education Center at Quaking Aspen Amphitheater is the only educational experience of its kind, providing instruction in bacon fellowship, bacon preparation, bacon processing, bacon and whiskey infusion and whiskey mixology.

 

 

Seminars Include:

 

– Makin’ Bacon – the Art of Handcrafted Bacon with Chef Jason Morse of 5280 Culinary
– Camp Bacon… for Kids with Marshall Porter, Certified Bacon Instructor
– The Art of Building Bourbon & Whiskey with Jim Beam Specialist
– Earn your “Bacon Diploma” with Marshall Porter, Certified Bacon Instructor

 

Keystone Bacon and Bourbon Festival Beneficiary:

We give back! The 7th annual Bacon and Bourbon Festival is a proud supporter of Friends of the Dillon Ranger District a non-profit organization that partners with the Dillon Ranger District by leveraging the power of volunteers to ensure that the National Forest lands, enjoyed by millions of people of each year, are not negatively impacted by their popularity.

For more information visit official website on this link.

Ticket Options

Piglet Package (one-day, 12 & under)

  • $20 ($22 at the Gate)
  •  Includes the following: 3 tasting tickets = 3 dishes from your choice of food vendors,1 lemonade and Unlimited bacon strip samplings

Samplin’ Swine Package (one-day, 13 & over, must be 21 or over to receive alcoholic drink tickets)

  • $30 ($35 at the Gate) Includes the following: 4 tasting tickets = 4 dishes from your choice of food vendors, 2 beers or 2 non-alcoholic beverages *
  • Must be 21yrs of age and have a valid ID to receive alcoholic drink tokens, Unlimited bacon strip samplings and a Commemorative Event Stainless Steel Carabiner Mug

Hungry Hog Package (one-day, 21 & over)

  •  $50 ($55 at the Gate)
  • Includes the following: 8 tasting tickets = 8 dishes from your choice of food vendors,2 beers or non-alcoholic beverages, Unlimited bacon strip samplings, Commemorative Event Stainless Steel Carabiner Mug and Participation in the festival’s Jim Beam Bourbon Tour

 

$4 Each Tasting Ticket

For lodging, visit www.SummitCove.com or keystoneresort.com or call (855) 594-2872.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 24

1-6 p.m. Bacon and Bourbon Festival, River Run Village
Food and beverage tents
– Jim Beam Bourbon Tour
– Kids Crafts
1-2 p.m. Concert: TBA
1:30-2 p.m. Bacon Education Center: Makin’ Bacon, the Art of Handcrafted Bacon
2:30-4 p.m. Concert: Coaltown Reunion
2:30-3 p.m. Bacon Education Center: Camp Bacon
3:30-4 p.m. Bacon Education Center: The Art of Building Bourbon & Whiskey
4:15-4:30 p.m. Farmland Bacon Eating Contest
4:30-6 p.m. Concert: Hell’s Belles

Sunday, June 25

1-6 p.m. Bacon and Bourbon Festival, River Run Village
Food and beverage tents
– Jim Beam Bourbon Tour
– Kids Crafts
1-2 p.m. Concert: Panda’s and People
1:30-2 p.m. Bacon Education Center: Makin’ Bacon, the Art of Handcrafted Bacon
2:30-4 p.m. Concert: Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds
2:30-3 p.m. Bacon Education Center: Earn Your Bacon Diploma
4:30-6 p.m. Concert: Hell’s Belles

 

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