This important news bulletin is brought to you by the letter B. Bacon, beer, booths and other letter B-centric oddities and attractions will once again be able to call Dad’s Garage Theatre home. Atlanta’s outrageously savory and oft-salacious annual event, BaconFest, is set to return in 2016, but to a brand new location – the 20-year-old theatre company’s new home at 569 Ezzard Street, just off of Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward. The 16th annual event takes place Saturday, March 26, 2016 and will be the first time Dad’s has hosted BaconFest since the great wrecking ball incident of 2013 (details below). For now, we urge bacon-lovers to keep that date open and their attention locked on Dad’s, as the innovative, comedic crew will be revealing juicy details in the coming weeks about the 2016 meaty extravaganza. Tickets start at $25 for ages 21 and up and are on-sale at www.dadsgarage.com.
Founded in 1992, the festival has become a fixture in the Atlanta community by combining troughs upon troughs of cold beer and sizzlin’ bacon with hilarious carnival games manned by the best improvisers in the city and unforgettable entertainment like a hobo wine tasting, naughty face painting, drunken spelling bee, a scavenger hunt, and more. Selling out every year, all proceeds benefit Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, a nonprofit theatre group that engages, cultivates and inspires artists and audiences alike by producing innovative, scripted and improvised works that are recognized locally, nationally and internationally for being undeniably awesome.
Ticket Options for the 16th Annual BaconFest:
Portioned Porking (Starting at $25 online, $30 gate): Admission to the festival, limited games, and three cups full of beer, bacon or both.
Bottomless Bacon (Starting at $45, online, $50 gate): Admission to the festival, unlimited game playing, and unlimited beer and bacon.
Go WHOLE HOG! (Starting at $85, $90 gate) Bottomless Bacon, Fast pass through all games, beer, and bacon lines.
Depending upon availability, tickets can be purchased at the door. Pricing is subject to increase. The event will be held no matter rain or shine for ages 21 and up. There is no parking for this event and attendees are encouraged to take a safe-ride option. For more information, directions or to purchase tickets visit www.dadsgarage.com or call 404.523.3141. Stay connected on Twitter at @baconfestatl and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BaconfestATL.