In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Richmond Bacon Festival is almost here!

Enjoy bacon EVERYTHING on June 23

Either you LOVE bacon or you’re WRONG. At least if you’re headed to the 6th annual Richmond Bacon Festival this weekend in Shockoe Bottom.

It starts this Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. so you have plenty of time to stuff your face with sizzlin’ bacon goodness…and then spend the rest of the evening in a food coma.

We guarantee you’ll want to go HAM on all the food at Richmond Bacon Festival. Just SOME of them: Bacon wontons, bacon wrapped jalapeno cheddar sausages, shrimp and bacon ramen, bacon crab dip, fried oysters with bacon, maple bacon cake, bacon sausage steamed buns, bacon mac n’ cheese, bacon chocolate chip cookies, bacon wrapped hot dogs, chipotle bacon beer nuts, and chocolate bacon popsicles!

There will be 40 different restaurants all BRINGING HOME THE BACON. Oh, and by the way, dishes are just $5 a pop so can can sample a LOT for just a little dough!

Enrichmond, the nonprofit that puts on the event, ingeniously paired Richmond Bacon Festival with Father’s Day. Take Dad. Buy him bacon. Hand him a beer. Done!

In addition to the delicious food there will be great beers from Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company and wine from C’est Le Vin. Nothing goes better with bacon than a good brew.

While dad’s chilling, the kiddos can hang out in the expanded kids zone!

Who loves bacon the most in your family? It’s probably your dog. Well guess what! Dogs on a leash are totally welcome to tag along. IF you’re willing to share your bacon, of course!

There is a suggested $1 entry fee that goes towards making sure Enrichmond can do Richmond Bacon Festival for years to come.

Love the taste of bacon but don’t eat it? There will also be vegetarian options!

Richmond Bacon Festival is going to be a great event where everyone in the family can find something they enjoy! BRING CASH! See you there!

See the list of road closures here.