BaconFest is Coming -- Are you ready?


Do you love the smell of bacon frying in the pan? Does your mouth start to water when you think about a delicious meal being concocted out of that salty, meaty thinly sliced strip of pork? Then you must consider yourself a bacon lover…and the place for you to be on November 7th and 8th, 2014 is the First Annual BaconFest Naples.


The event is actually two fun and exciting days of fun. The first event on Friday evening is a gala dinner at Hodges University, featuring two chefs from Naples who will showing off their skills in the kitchen as they dazzle the guests with their fun and masterful bacon laden dishes. Gala attendees will also enjoy a live band, cocktails and get to participate in the exciting judging process to help crown the BaconEST chef in Naples.

The following day, Saturday, November 8th, 2014, young and old can enjoy an entire day of bacon-packed activities at the festival grounds (Hodges University, Naples Campus.)

Kiwanis of Pelican Bay and Hodges University are teaming up on this event to support the Veterans Scholarship Fund of Hodges University and the children and schools of Collier County.


Bacon Battle VIP Event

BaconFest Naples will kick off with a gala dinner, where 100% of the proceeds will benefit two worthy causes, Kiwanis Children Charities of SWFL and Hodges First Chance. Attendees will get to watch Chef Amber Phillips, owner of Sage Events, and Chef Yannich Brendel, Executive Chef of Wynn’s Catering, go head-to-head with bacon as the star of the show.

“We at Sage are very excited to be part of an event that benefits two causes close to our heart, children and veteran’s charities!” Chef Amber Phillips told us recently. “Everything is better with bacon so it’s a bonus that it is a bacon centered event! It gives us a chance to step out of our normal menu and have a little fun!”

We couldn’t agree more and are looking forward to being there ourselves. If you’d also like to be there and find out first hand what these two top Naples chefs will be making, be sure to buy your tickets today. But hurry because tickets will no longer be available for sale after next Wednesday, November 5th.


BaconFest Naples Festival

All day Saturday, from 10:30am – 4:30pm, come join the festivities and join others who just love bacon. Taste different foods, play some games and just enjoy a day out with your family and friends. ). Expect to find family-friendly games & activities, bacon infused dishes and other foods, bacon-related booths, a bacon eating contest, and tons of games for the whole family!

Foodie Naples will be there at the festival, talking bacon with everyone who passes by and there will be a fun opportunity for you to win something as well. So be sure to stop by and say “hi.”

Purchase your tickets in a family pack or individual, with prices starting at just $5. (Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price.)


Where to Find the Action

Hodges University
2655 Northbrooke Dr
Naples, FL 34119


Friday, November 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:30 AM  – 4:30 PM

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