Ohio Bacon Fest

Ohio Bacon Fest
Bacon has developed such a cult-like following in recent years, and for good reason. This salty treat is more than just a side for eggs at breakfast time, and the offerings at the Ohio Bacon Fest proved just that. For the bacon-obsessed like myself, even choosing which dishes to try was incredibly difficult.

It was the first year for this bacon celebration, so I can forgive the fact that ticket lines were a little bit long. But at every turn, there was bacony deliciousness. Great Lakes beers were also served, and there were pig-themed vendors with everything from bacon t-shirts to dog treats.

Here’s the breakdown of the bacon-laden delicacies I sampled:

Bacon Pop from Double Comfort

Bacon Pop (kinda like a corn dog- battered bacon nugget) from Double Comfort, dipped in grainy mustard

Bacon Meatball from Kenny's Meat Wagon

Bacon Meatball with marinara from Kenny’s Meat Wagon

Double trouble at Barrel and Boar truck

Double trouble at Barrel and Boar truck:
1. Bacon tasting trio: peanut butter bourbon, creole BBQ, and Sriracha maple glazed slices
2. Bacon Sundae: cheese grits layered with collards, bacon, and pulled pork

Pork Belly Sliders from The Top Steakhouse

Pork Belly Sliders, courtesy of The Top Steakhouse, topped with green apple slaw

Bacon Pecan Pie from The Pearl

Darkness=dessert from The Pearl, mini bacon pecan pie with a dollop of maple whipped cream

Bacon Cheddar Popcorn from Pam's Market Popcorn

For the road, Pam’s Market Popcorn, Bacon Cheddar variety

And there was so much more.

Miss this year’s extravaganza? Make sure you catch Ohio Bacon Fest next year. I promise, you won’t be disappointed by the offerings!

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Free admission was provided to this event for Columbus Culinary Connection. All opinions in this post are my own.