The Epic Outdoor Food Fest In Wisconsin You Simply Cannot Miss

We have some pretty amazing food festivals in Wisconsin. You really can’t go wrong with the big brat festivals in Madison and Sheboygan and of course there’s plenty of festivals celebrating our beloved cheese. But one of the most under-appreciated, most amazing festivals takes place in River Falls every September and more Wisconsinites need to know about it.

The River Falls Bacon Bash takes place on September 16 and 17 and it’s devoted to that wonderful meat candy, bacon. Not only can you buy literally every food imaginable made with bacon, but there’s also Pig Races, Pet Costume Parade, Kid’s Eating, Pig Wing Eating, Pig Calling/Impersonation Contests and more!

There’s also a ceremonial pardoning of the pigs in which plush piggies are flung from rooftops and plastic pigs are sent floating down the nearby Kinnickinnic River.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

What’s your favorite food festival in Wisconsin? Looking for more unusual Wisconsin festivals? Check out 21 Weird And Wacky Small Town Wisconsin Festivals You Have to Visit This Summer.