Central City Bourbon & Bacon Tour

Thank you for another delicious year!

Go Hog Wild for only $20 in advance / $25 @ event

Family-friendly, all ages welcome

Explore the world of BACON and all the Food, Fun and Fortune Central City has to offer

Unlimited samples of Award-Winning Tender Belly Bacon

Complimentary chef-inspired bacon-themed tastes from local and regional restaurants

Bacon Bag, full of Central City coupons

Live musical guests

Pigs-live piglet and other local pigs

HOGS - a Harley Davidson display

Bourbon Street in the Rockies--enjoy your favorite adult beverages moving freely in and out of any licensed liquor serving establishment on Main Street

Casino gaming, entertainment and action!

Festival FAQs

Q:  Can I bring my dog?
A:  We love animals and dogs are great. We certainly know dogs LOVE BACON but we'll have to ask that you keep your furry friends at home. Just think of how much loving you'll get when you get home, smelling of bacon essence.


Q: I'm a vegetarian, why would I want to come?
A: Well, the event is free without the tastings and there will be lots of great vendors present and fantastic music to enjoy. But be warned, if you come, you may be converted. Come to the dark side, we have bacon!!


Q:  Where is parking?
A:  Parking is available throughout Central City off of adjacent streets and lots. Free parking is available at garages around town, in surface free parking lots and as always, throughout Central City on side streets in the residential areas. Please note and respect any restricted areas, ie. fire hydrants, etc. Parking is also available in Black Hawk with the free, every 30 minute Central City shuttle to get to the festival from anywhere in Black Hawk. 


Q:  Where exactly is the event?
A:  It is about a 40 minute drive from the greater Denver metro area. Take I-70 Westbound to Exit 243, the Central City Parkway and in about 8.5 miles on the four-lane highway, you'll be in Central City. The event is on historic Main Street just at the bottom of Central City Parkway. The street will be closed to through traffic. A good thing too as most will be intoxicated with the aroma of bacon as they maneuver through the streets.


Q:  What time does it start?
A:  Event time and 'gates' open at noon. Music and vendors will be available for your enjoyment all day through 6pm!


Q:  Is this a family friendly event?
A: You bet! Bring all family units. Reconnect with your third cousins! They'll love you for it.


Q:  How can I get tasting tickets?
A:  The event is free and open to the public, but if you want to participate in the bacon tastings (and you WILL want to), you can buy tickets at Ticket West on line or at King Soopers and City Markets. If you want to wait day of, tickets will be on sale at our Admissions Tent.


Q:  What about the bands, what times are they playing?
A:  STAY TUNED! All times are approximate as this is an outdoor show with many moving parts. We take weather seriously and some shows may be delayed due to passing rain or whatever elements Mother Nature decides to throw out that day.


Q:  Will there be food besides bacon and other things to do?
A:  Yes! We'll have loads of food vendors serving up fantastic dishes with and without bacon. Additionally, we'll have a variety of art vendors with their products along the street as well to view and purchase. All street vendors will be accepting cash. ATMs are available in the casinos. And of course are fantastic featured music groups will be playing throughout the day! All facilities, restrooms and full-service sit-down restaurants are available inside any casino on Main Street with no admission charge.


Q:  Will alcohol be served or available?
A:  New this year, the perfect compliment to bacon, BOURBON! Some of Colorado’s finest distillers will be providing tastes of bourbon!


Q:  Is there seating available to view the bands?
A: There is very little shade but chairs will be available, first-come, first-served. And dancing is encouraged. Show us your moves!

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