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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Los Olivos Hosts Inaugural Bacon Festival

The inaugural Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos and Sons Field will be held July 19-21 in Los Olivos, California.


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Tickets go on sale April 1st., and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Association. The event is produced in partnership with the Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Association (SYVVA), and Create Promotions, an Event Production Company.

Bacon & Barrels at Saarloos and Sons Field promises a fun-filled weekend featuring creative bacon dishes from the best chefs on the Central Coast, and sampling from barrels of the best in wine, bourbon, and craft beer. The weekend will kick off with an all bacon dinner under the stars in Los Olivos. At Saturday’s main event, chefs from the local restaurants will prepare and serve small plates starring bacon in its most inventive forms. Mixologists, brewers, and wineries will feature bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails, wines and beers. The event will also include artisan and local vendors, all bacon food trucks, down home music, and a piggy petting zoo. The entire family is invited for a fun-filled day of culinary and libatious adventures, interactive demonstrations, and music.

Holly Holliday, with Create Promotions states, “We are excited to partner with the Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Association to bring a unique event to the area that focuses on local culinary arts. Bacon is so exciting right now and can be enjoyed in so many forms: as a base, an ingredient, or a seasoning.

The event will be held at Saarloos and Sons Field in Los Olivos. Keith Saarloos states. “As Local: Farmers, Winemakers, and Barrel men, Saarloos and Sons is excited to invite the world into our valley, our home, and our backyard.”

More information can be found on the web at Bacon and Barrels, at facebook/baconandbarrels, or on Twitter at @baconandbarrels.

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