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***** 2013 BaconFest Florida *****

Posted on February 15th, 2013 · Coconut Creek Desserts Fast Food Music/Events/Other


***** 2013 BaconFest Florida *****

Back on January 14, 2013 Jeff Eats “told” you guys about BaconFest.

Since that date…there has been an enormous national & local Florida tv-radio-print marketing campaign. It also didn’t hurt that Kevin Bacon is currently starring in “The Following” a new series on Fox TV.

To make a long story short, Jeff Eats just received the following press release from the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek that the event has sold-out.

The point of this rant: Do me a favor–I try my best to give you guys “heads ups”…so if you plan to go to “events” that I talk about, please don’t wait to the last minute to buy your tickets.


Tickets to the inaugural 2013 BaconFest Florida are sold out. Making its debut in the Sunshine State, the 2013 BaconFest Florida, presented by Hormel® Black Label® Bacon and hosted by Chef Todd Fischer from Discovery’s Destination America show, ‘United States of Bacon,’ will take place at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The bacon-lover’s paradise will feature performances by The Bacon Brothers and The Dan Band with frontman Dan Finnerty, who is most recognized as the wedding singer from Old School.

This outdoor festival features bacon-inspired fare from South Florida vendors including Bacon Bites, Big City Tavern, Bru’s Room Sports Grill, Caffé Luna Rosa, Gimme a Burger, Grind Espresso, Hibiscus Café, Jodi’s Cupcakes and More, Kapow! Noodle Bar, La Marquise Desserts, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, The Melting Pot, Over the Top Culinary Affairs, Red Rock Oasis, Rock ‘n Roll Ribs, Shooters, Smokey Bones, Susy Pops, Sybarite Pig, The Gypsy Horse, and Ms. Cheezious food truck.

BaconFest will also feature a chef throw down competition with celebrity judges for the best bacon recipes, as well as a number of fun bacon-related activities, including Harley the Mechanical Pig rides, corn-hole and beer can bowling, and a Harley Davidson exhibit with more than 50 ‘hogs.’

WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Seminole Casino Coconut Creek – West Parking Lot

5550 NW 40th Street

Coconut Creek

Located at the corner of 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road

WHO: Presented by Hormel® Black Label® Bacon, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s No. 7 and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

INFO: For more information, please call Seminole Casino Coconut Creek at 954-977-6700 or visit Fans can follow all the updates on Twitter via #BaconFestFL.

18 Comments to “***** 2013 BaconFest Florida *****”

  1. Joe S says...

    No kidding around, I must have seen 20 tv commercials for this thing and saw Kevin Bacon talking about it on tv.I also have seen the first 4 episodes of his new show and it is great tv.
    I have 2 tickets.
    Sure must be a ton of people going because to sell out an outdoor festival is very rare.

  2. TAZ1224 says...

    Going to be huge.
    Can’t wait. .

  3. ICanSee says...

    Sun Sentinel today said sold out but that tkt brokers had tkts.

  4. Gregg L. Friedman MD says...

    It sounds like a great event with a 5 star fun. I am hoping to get tickets. By Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist, Hallandale Beach, FL

  5. DDE says...

    Saw Kevin Bacon on tv last night talking about his new show and Baconfest.
    This Baconfest is going to be gigantic.
    Everyone is talking about it.

  6. Ralph G says...

    Just read that they are now selling tkts for 15 bucks but no food is included.
    Should have gotten in when you first mentioned this one.

  7. Jessie Robinson says...

    Everyone in my office is talking about Baconfest. The Casino is going to packed tomorrow night. Thousands of people are going to this thing.
    I also can’t wait to see BStreet Band which is playing at NYY on the same date. Ive seen their videos and they are incredible Springsteen tribute band.
    Should be a great night all the way round.

  8. HN says...

    Jeff Eats:
    Ive lived in Pompano for over 20 years. Can’t recall an event that has generated as much interest as Baconfest has. Seems like everyone is talking about this one. Its on tv and radio and the sun sentinel did a cover story on it today.
    I and my wife are going.
    We got tickets when you first mentioned it.
    Heard that it is now sold out but that a few tickets that don’t include food are still available.
    Thanks for the heads up on this one.

  9. jim t says...

    To everyone going:
    After BaconFest in NYYis a great band B Street Band. Great Springsteen covers, Motown and 60s rock.
    Going to be a tremendous night of entertainment.

  10. Carl T says...

    There were thousands out there last night. The food was great as was the music. They got to do this again real soon.

  11. al k says...

    great event.
    have never seen this casino so busy.

  12. danny rand says...

    the mini cheeseburgers on the pretzel buns by smokey bones were incredible.

  13. Linda T. says...

    There was one booth there that had chocolate covered bacon. DELICIOUS. That was my favorite.

  14. ed f says...

    great fun.
    the food was amazing.
    music terrific.
    loved bacon milkshake.

  15. KRAFTER says...


  16. Sue Sullivan says...

    I found this video online! Exclusive interview with the Bacon Brothers from the Fest!

  17. GBR says...

    My girlfriend and I went.
    It wasn’t a good time.
    It was humid and there were way too many people.
    The food stands had long lines.
    Bacon’s band sucks.
    Just a waste of time.
    Jeff, did you go and if you did, what did you think of BaconFest?

  18. JeffEats says...


    Just had a chance to read your comments.

    Have to agree with you, it was very humid the night of the event. I also have to agree that many of the food stands had very long lines.

    As for the music, I enjoyed the Dan Band and the Bacon Brothers Band. I will tell you, neither group was great and that I’ve seen better. The problem with both acts, they don’t have “hit” records” so listening to them gets a bit tedious when you don’t know the songs that they are playing.

    As for the food, I thought that most of the food vendors did a really good job. What I didn’t like was the book of 20 coupons that you needed to use in order to get food. It was kinda schintzy.

    All in all, it was a nice evening, but nothing that I would be running real fast back to in the future.

    And that’s the name of that tune…

    Thanks for reading…

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