Savannah’s Bacon Festival Returns to River Street


That’s right bacon lovers get ready for a weekend full of fun and amazing food all celebrating bacon, the candy of meat! The Savannah Bacon Fest is back on River Street with even more local restaurants serving up their mouthwatering creations! The 2nd annual event will take place on September 4&5.

“The Savannah Waterfront Association was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and turnout at last year’s bacon festival, so we can’t wait to see what all of our restaurants will be dishing out this year,” said Carrie Bligh, Executive Director of the SWA. In addition to bacon sampling there will be plenty of activities for the family to enjoy from toy piggy derbies to mechanical pig rides! So what’s on the menu (besides the obvious ingredient)? Here are some teasers, but you will have to come down to sample the rest: candied bacon, bacon popcorn, bacon brownies, bacon wrapped shrimp, bacon wrapped hot dogs, and much more.

Foodies can take a break from sampling to enjoy entertainment throughout the weekend. Bud Light will have their two story build-a-bar with multiple flat screen TV’s so football fans won’t miss out on watching their favorite team. Live music will also take place on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage on Saturday from 7-10pm featuring the 80’s cover band The Breakfast Club presented by Bud Light Music. “Our staff really wanted to have a fun band for the weekend and we all agreed that bacon and The Breakfast Club would be the perfect combination,” added Bligh.

The Savannah Bacon Fest will kick-off on Friday, September 4th from 4-10pm with First Friday fireworks presented by Wet Willie’s Savannah at 9:30pm. The festivities will continue on Saturday, September 5 from 10am-10pm.



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