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Festival Hours:

Friday, September 27th: 4-10:30PM

Saturday, September 28th: 11AM-10:30PM

Car Cruze:

Sunday, September 29th: 11AM-4PM

Calling all BACON lovers!

Our Bacon Bash fall festival is the perfect place to indulge your love of all thing’s bacon. From bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers, bacon infused mac & cheese, pulled pork sandwiches, pork belly bites, to maple bacon donuts, there’s something for everyone.

There will be a variety of bacon-themed activities, such as eating contests, kids’ activities, and more! In addition to all the delicious bacon, Bacon Bash will also feature live music! We’ll have a variety of talented musicians performing throughout the day, so you can dance the bacon blues away. From country to rock to blues, there’s something for everyone at our bacon bash. So come on down and enjoy the music as you feast on all the bacon your heart can handle.

And of course, no bacon bash would be complete without beer! We will have a wide variety of local craft and domestic beers, so you can wash down all that delicious bacon. So come hungry and thirsty and get ready to enjoy the best bacon festival this side of the St. Croix!

Food & Beverage

Food Vendors

Food vendors will be open during festival hours: Friday: 4-10:30pm & Saturday: 11am-1030pm. There will be a variety of food vendors serving up delicious bacon-inspired dishes:

Bacon Central

Bacon Central: Your One-Stop Shop for Bacon Strips

Bacon lovers rejoice! Bacon Central is your place to buy strips of bacon!

3 Strips for $5
Friday 4 - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
(while supplies last)



Swinging Bridge Brewery


Rush River Brewing




Belle Ame Winery


Live Music

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 22nd

Festival Hours (beer garden, food trucks)4:00-10:30pmHeritage Park
Bacon Central (get your strips of bacon!)4:00-8:00pmHeritage Park
Face painting
Merry Magpie Face Painting
4:00-8:00pmHeritage Park
Emery Express Train4:00pmMaple Street
Howard Luedtke & Blue Max5:00-7:00pmMain Stage
Lamont Cranston Band8:00-10:30pmMain Stage

Saturday, September 23rd

Festival Hours (beer garden, food trucks)11:00am-10:30pmHeritage Park
Bacon Bash Welcome & Pig Pardon11:00amActivity Stage
Booth Fair11:00am-2:00pmMaple Street
Tasting – Swinging Bridge Brewery11:00am-12:00pmHeritage Park
Kids Tent (corn box, coloring, photo opportunities, etc.)11:00am-6:00pmCity Hall Plaza
Bacon Central (get your strips of bacon!)
Sponsored by: Green Oasis
11:00am-7:00pmHeritage Park
Face painting
Merry Magpie Face Painting
11:00am-7:00pmHeritage Park
Emery Express Train11:00amMaple Street
Peter Kavanaugh Group11:30am-2:00pmMain Stage
When Pigs Fly
Sponsored by: Steiner Plumbing, Electric, & Heating
11:30amMaple Street
Trivia/FFA Game Show12:00pmActivity Stage
TastingRush River Brewing12:15-1:15pmHeritage Park
Pig & Bacon Dress Up Contest12:30pmActivity Stage
Piggies on the Kinni1:00pmCity Hall Plaza
Eating Contest – Kids; Cupcake
Sponsored by: 3 Schweet Sisters
1:30pmActivity Stage
TastingKUL MOCKS1:30-2:30pmHeritage Park
TastingBelle Ame Vineyard2:45-3:45pmHeritage Park
Piggies on the Kinni3:00pmCity Hall Plaza
Eating Contest – Adult; Bacon
Sponsored by: Smokey Treats BBQ
3:30pmActivity Stage
Vivian Hayes & The Hi-Praise4:00-6:00pmMain Stage
Trivia/FFA Game Show4:00pmActivity Stage
Pig Calling Contest4:30pmActivity Stage
When Pigs Fly
Sponsored by: Steiner Plumbing, Electric, & Heating
5:00pmMaple Street
Piggies on the Kinni6:00pmCity Hall Plaza
Hitchville7:30-10:30pmMain Stage

Sunday, September 24th

Car Cruze11:00am-4:00pmDowntown River Falls
(Maple-Locust Street)

Booth Fair

Saturday, September 23 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Maple Street

Come down to the Booth Fair at Bacon Bash! It’s the perfect place to find unique and delicious gifts for your loved ones, or to simply treat yourself to something special.

We have a wide variety of vendors selling everything from handmade crafts to baked goods to fresh produce. You’re sure to find something to everyone’s taste.

Car Cruze

Sunday, September 24 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Downtown

Join us for the Bacon Bash Car Cruze! Bring your favorite summer ride, friends, and family to enjoy a great afternoon full of cars, music, bars & restaurants, and fun shops all in historic downtown River Falls!

Same day registration.


Join our team of awesome volunteers and have a front row seat to all the fun and festivities!

Each volunteer will have the opportunity to vote for a chamber member non-profit to receive a donation on their behalf.

This is a great way to get involved in the community, meet new people, and donate to a local nonprofit! We thank you in advance for signing up!


River City Stitch • Royal Credit Union • Steiner Plumbing Electric & Heating • UW-River Falls • WESTconsin Credit Union

3 Schweet Sisters • Belle Ame Vineyard • Kwik Trip The Nutty Squirrel • Rush River Brewery

Smokey Treats BBQ • Swinging Bridge Brewery

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