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Local Festival: Bacon & Barrels {Los Olivos, Santa Ynez Valley}

Yes, this is a REAL thing. And no, you are not imagining it. There really, truly is a Bacon & Barrels festival and it’s this coming weekend in Los Olivos! Dream come true, right??

This will be the 2nd annual Bacon & Barrels festival and it is just like it sounds, but even better — a definitive outdoor festival for the bacon obsessed foodies and those who prefer their drinks from a barrel.

The festival and tastings are created to educate, connect and inspire guests to eat local — which is why we were so drawn to this event. Tastings are unlimited and include not only wine, but also whiskey, scotch and beer! I mean, can it get any better??

Well, yes in fact, it does.

Look at this food!

Bacon & Barrels Festival

Bacon Cupcake - Bacon & Barrels Festival{via}

And PS, guests get to vote on their favorite chef and mixologist at Bacon & Barrels — so get your palates ready to judge!

Bacon & Barrels is donating a percentage of the ticket sales to local Los Olivos charities & foundations. So, while you get to spend the entire day tasting gourmet bacon-infused recipes and drinking from local barrels, you get to feel even better about the whole situation because a) your money is going toward a great cause and, b) you are supporting all of the participating local businesses. It doesn’t get much better than that 🙂

The main event is on Saturday from 12-5pm and if you are a die-hard foodie, they also offer a VIP dinner on Friday evening and a VIP Bacon, Bellinis, Bloodies Brunch on Sunday (ummm again — yes, this is REAL LIFE).

Bacon & Barrels Festival VIP Bacon, Bellinis, Bloodies Brunch{via}

 So mark your calendars! July 18-20th head to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley! And by the way, Los Olivos is an adorable town with tons of wine tasting, boutique shops and local eateries — it’s one of our favorite 805 stops! Perfect spot for a weekend getaway and/or celebration!

Bacon & Barrels is organized by event specialists, Create Promotions, who organize a portfolio of amazing, local events all throughout the northern 805 area! Make sure to check out their events here.

Psst — Bacon & Barrels is also partnering with Uber so that you can stay safe (and drink more;) — get $25 toward your first ride if you use the promo baconandbarrels.

Let us know if you are going to the event, and tag @locallove805 and #baconandbarrels #baconlovers #LL805 #spreadthelove

{Bacon & Barrels ticket info here}


Hayley {LL805}


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  1. This Week's Edition {eat. shop. play. explore.} | Local Love 805
    4 years ago

    […] week, but I think it deserves 2 shout outs — I mean it is two of our favorite things;) The Bacon & Barrels Festival at Saarloos and Sons in Los Olivos. A day, or weekend if you want go VIP, of tasting and […]


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