Old Breckenridge town buildings in greyscale
Bacon in cups at Breckenridge Hogfest

Bacon is the most loved food in the universe and the route to all things swine and divine.  Add in the quintessential American liquor, bourbon; mind blown. These indulgences come together for Breckenridge Hogfest: Bacon & Bourbon.

Meat connoisseurs will be able to taste their way through a spectrum of pork samples, premium whiskeys, single malt scotches and barrel-aged spirits while enjoying live music and mixology below Peak Nine.  We want to speak to palates of all distinctions and our golden rule will be to feature the best of the best to the brownest of the brown.

Event Highlights:

  • Bacon and Bourbon Tastings
  • Bourbon Pairing Dinner
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Live Music

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People walking down the street at Breck Hogfest: Bacon and Bourbon 2018.
The event takes place at one of the most scenic spots in Breckenridge, the Main Street Station, along the Maggie Pond.

With more than an average of one pound of bacon per person, a brown spirits lineup to rival any festival, gorgeous views in every direction, live music from talented bands on two stages and a community that loves a good ole’ fashioned get together, this festival is almost too good to be true.

Look for Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniels, Breckenridge Bourbon, Brown-Foreman, Sazerac and more. Special thanks to Tender Belly.

2019 Schedule

Bourbon at Breckenridge Hogfest

Friday, August 23

6:30pm – Food and Bourbon Pairing Dinner

The weekend begins on Friday, August 23rdth with a Bourbon Pairing Dinner sponsored by Buffalo Trace Bourbon and featuring bourbons from the Sazerac Company at SAUCE restaurant. Doors open at 6:30pm and dinner service will begin at 7:15. Get ready to dive into a night to remember with the selection of bourbons paired with the Chef Michael Irwin’s pork & bacon themed creations.

Location: Sauce on the Maggie Restaurant

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Saturday, August 24

2:00pm – 6:00pm – Grand Tasting

On Saturday, the Grand Tasting gets underway at 2:00pm for General Admission ticket holders. Guests can taste and explore their way through our amazing selection of bourbons, whiskeys and other craft spirits from near and far. And, so the palate doesn’t get lonely, several local restaurants including Moe’s BBQ will provide bacon inspired dishes “a la carte”. Our friends at River Bear Meats have been gracious enough to provide bacon samples for us! Get there early to get yours while supplies last. Last call on alcohol sampling will be at 5:30.

If VIP is more your style, you may choose to step it up and purchase the VIP Experience Pass and join us at the Slifer, Smith and Frampton VIP Lounge at Sauce starting at 12:30 for complimentary food and spirits. You’ll have exclusive access to sample allocated and hard to find whiskeys such as Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Yr! Take advantage of the Early Access to the Grand Tasting at 1:00 with the VIP Pass and beat the crowds!

Like good music? Then you are in the right place! You do not want to miss the debut performance of The Lemonade Allstars featuring Bobby Messano (Steve Winwood), Bob Malone (John Fogerty, Ringo Star) James Dumm (Fox Street, Coal Town Reunion) Eddie Christmas (New Orleans Suspects, Jon Cleary) Johnny Ryan and Jeff Bostic (Johnny and the Mongrels) brought to you by Snapped on the River Music. Get ready to boogie with your bourbon and bacon in hand!

12:15pm: Will Call and Ticket Sales Open – The Village Entrance on South Park Avenue
12:30pm – 1:00pm: VIP Exclusive Seminar – VIP Lounge at Sauce on the Maggie at The Village
12:30pm – 6:00pm: VIP Lounge Open – Sauce on the Maggie at The Village
2:00pm – 6:00pm: General Admission Tasting – Main Street Station and The Village

Location: Main Street Station & The Village

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Sunday, August 25

11:00am – 1:00pm – Sunday Brunch

We will close out the weekend’s festivities with our “Bacon and Bloodies Brunch” which will be held at Sauce on the Maggie, brought to you by Wheatley Vodka. Enjoy are bountiful buffet along with our amazing Bloody Mary’s. Doors open at 11:00, food served until 1:00.

Location: Sauce on the Maggie Restaurant

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