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It's bacon! The Monterey BaconFest showcases all things bacon August 11th and 12th from 11am-5pm at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Food & Drink

The vast, oak studded lawns of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center will be transformed into a bacon lover's paradise. Several food vendors will be on-site serving up all sorts of bacon flavored concoctions including Bacon Margaritas and Bacon Bloody Marys. Local celebrity chef Tony Baker of Montrio will also be showcasing his favorite bacon dishes.

On Saturday, the event hosts the Ultimate Bacon Experience in the Seaside Room. Twelve notable chefs will be serving up their best bacon dishes alongside beer and bourbon. Tickets to the Bacon Experience are $60 in advance and $80 at the gate.


Pair your bacon delights up with some fantastic live music. 2018 performers include Tom Ayres, Badfinger, Jim Lauderdale, Alarma and many more. Music begins at 11:15am on both Saturday and Sunday. See the full musical line-up here.


General admission passes are $12 when purchased in advance and $15 at the gate. Military and children passes are $7 when purchased in advance and $10 at the gate. Tickets are available on the official Monterey BaconFest website.

Monterey BaconFest Hotels

Several hotels of Monterey and Seaside are all within a short walk or drive of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Various campgrounds and campsites are also available within a short distance to the venue.

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