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Welcome to Bacon Bash!

September 23rd & 24th, 2022

Heritage Park, River Falls WI


River Falls' Fall Festival

Bacon Bash celebrates all things bacon, complete with a variety of activities where young and old are invited to taste bacon-inspired dishes and partake in pig-themed activities including a variety of contests, arts and crafts fair, live music, and much more! “Foodies” who attend enjoy purchasing, tasting, and sharing bacon inspired dishes from as many vendors as possible to fully experience the event.

2022 Event Information


Festival Hours

Friday, September 23, 2022 | 4PM-10:30PM

Free Fallin | 8-10:30PM

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The Swamp Kings | 5-7PM


Festival Hours:

Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 11AM-10:30PM

Chris Kroeze | 7:30-10:30PM

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Kevin Lombardo | 5:30-7:00PM

Mojo Lemon | 3:30-5:30PM

Kevin Lombardo | 2:00-3:30PM

Feed the Dog | 11:30-2:00PM  


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Pigs in the Park

Join the quest to find one of the 20 pig figurines that will be scattered through River Falls public parks! Start looking for the pigs Friday, September 23rd at 4PM (please note time change). Each person who finds a pig will win a Bacon Bash Prize! The park list will be announced at 4PM on the Bacon Bash Facebook page. 

There will be one GOLDEN pig! The person who finds the golden pig will win an extra golden prize.

If you find a pig, bring it to the Bacon Bash Information Tent September 23rd or 24th, or the Chamber Office (215 W. Maple Street) following the festival to claim your prize! Limit 1 pig/prize per person.


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Booth Fair | Saturday 11:00AM-5:00PM

Sponsored by Royal Credit Union



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Tasting Tent | Saturday 11:00AM-6:00PM - FREE!

Don't miss the Tasting Tent at this year's Bacon Bash! Tastings will run 11AM-6PM on Saturday and will be located in Heritage Park. FREE while supplies last.


    • 11am-1pm: Local Bloody Mary Mixes (N/A)
    • 1-2pm: The Garage Bikes & Brews
    • 2-3pm: Rush River Brewing
    • 3-4pm: Belle Vinez
    • 4-5pm: Swinging Bridge Brewing
    • 5-6pm: KUL MOCKS Mocktails (N/A)



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When Pigs Fly | 11:30AM & 5:00PM 

Do you want to see toy pigs fly? Bring your kids and join us on Maple Street at 11:30AM & 5:00PM for the When Pigs Fly Event. You won't want to miss it!

Sponsored by Steiner Plumbing Electric & Heating, Inc.

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FFA Kids Activities | Saturday 11:00AM-6:00PM  - City Hall Plaza

▪ Corn Box
▪ Scavenger Hunt
▪ Games
▪ Photo opportunities
▪ Piggies on the Kinni - Buy your piggy and watch them float down the Kinni! (1, 3 & 6PM)
     ▫ $5 per pig
     ▫ 1st place gets 30% of the pot
     ▫ 2nd place gets 20% of the pot
       Fundraiser goes to help support the FFA!

Sponsored by FFA

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Eating Contests | Saturday

Sign up starts at 11:00AM Saturday morning in the information tent. Spots are on a first come first serve basis.

  • Kids Bacon Eating Contest | 2:00PM - Sponsored by Smokey Treats BBQ
  • Adult Bacon Eating Contest | 2:30PM - Sponsored by Smokey Treats BBQ
  • Kids Cupcake Eating Contest | 5:30PM - Sponsored by 3 Schweet Sisters
  • Adult Pig Wing Eating Contest | 6:00PM - Sponsored by Smokey Treats BBQ

Do you want to be a part of Bacon Bash? Join our team of volunteers and have a front row seat to all the fun and festivities.

Thank You Sponsors!

River City Stitch

Steiner Plumbing Electric Heating Inc. 

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Viking Coca-Cola

3 Schweet Sisters

City of River Falls

Kul Mocks

Kwik Trip

Rush River Brewing Company

Swinging Bridge Brewing Company

The Garage Bikes + Brews

The Nutty Squirrel

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