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APRIL 9, 2016



VIP Beer & Bacon Session: Noon - 6pm 
Regular Beer Tasting Session: 2pm – 6pm

Bottoms Up, Bacon Down


75 Craft Beers
15 Restaurants
10 Bacons From Across the US
… and lots of Piggy Love

Cary’s Porkiest Playtime Returns and this time it will be even better.

The ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza comes complete with the best craft beers for your tasting pleasure… and of course the food of the Gods: BACON.

  • Guests enjoy a souvenir glass plus 75+ of their favorite international beers and wines.
  • VIP Beer and Bacon Admission will host over 15 restaurant tasting stations (until 2pm) featuring the BEST restaurants in the Triangle. (VIP Beer & Bacon Session food tastings included, regular beer tasting session food is ala carte.)
  • 2 tons of gourmet bacons will be griddled on-site (until 3pm).
  • The Main Stage will host live music all day.
  • A Whole Hog Butchering 101 Class will be hosted on the Main Stage at approximately 3:00 by The Butchers Market! Your neighborhood butcher shop and specialty grocer.

  • All of this plus fun foodie exhibits and so much more!
What’s NEW…
  • More Bacon. We’ve increased our samples from all the participating restaurants and will be serving up even more hot off the griddle!
  • The VIP Beer and Bacon Session will host more specialty beers and drinks than last year.


VIP BEER & BACON SESSION: $59 Advance Valid Noon – 6pm. The VIP Session offers an exclusive tasting experience. Limited to 2,000 guests ONLY; each guest will enjoy 15+ restaurant tasting stations (until 2pm) and fresh griddled bacon (until 3pm), a souvenir glass and boundless portions of over 75 craft beers and wines, plus 2 extra hours of alcohol sampling and all live entertainment. These tickets are limited and will SELL OUT. Squeal like a pig!!!!!!

REGULAR BEER TASTING SESSION: $39 Advance  Valid 2pm – 6pm. Your admission includes a souvenir glass and boundless portions of over 75 craft beers and wines, and all live entertainment. Bacon/Food is alacarte

VIP DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $39 Advance & Onsite Valid from Noon - 6pm. Includes admission into the event and restaurant tasting stations (until 2pm) and fresh griddles bacon (until 3pm) . 

REGULAR DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $29 Advance & Onsite Valid from 2pm-6pm. Includes admission into the event only. This ticket does not allow access to the VIP Beer & Bacon Session.

KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE. This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them.


Ticket Terms & Conditions

drink. eat. relax.