First Ever!
Columbia Bacon and Brews Festival
Columbia Motor Speedway
2001 Charleston Highway
Cayce, SC 29003


Saturday, September 29, 2018
noon-6 PM

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Everything's Better With Bacon!

Bacon Believers!! Whether it’s bacon mac ‘n cheese, bacon cupcakes or bacon salsa...this event is all about the bacon!!! And what doesn’t taste good with bacon, right? Join us Saturday, September 29 from 12-6 pm for a pork-alicious day of bacon, brews, great music and fun at the Historic Columbia Speedway! We’ll have a variety of the best restaurants and food trucks from Columbia and the Carolinas on site selling food that highlights our favorite dish – BACON! Live music will be playing all day and will feature great, local artists from the Carolinas.

As you stroll through the festival site, be sure to check out the numerous artisans and vendors on site with great stuff to purchase. To quench your thirst, we’ll have select domestic and craft brews for purchase along with other delicious alcoholic beverages and of course, soft drinks and water. Wanna come join us and have some fun? Just click on the buy tickets link below and select the General Admission ticket – this gets you into the Festival where a good time awaits you. Kids 12 and under get in FREE! There will be a Kids Zone Area featuring a variety of things for kids to do while at the Festival.

Wait – you’re still reading this? Still want more to do? For the Craft Brew lover, we’ll have a variety of breweries at the event that you can sample by purchasing a Craft Brew Tasting ticket. And because it’s hard to sample beer out of your palms, you’ll even get your own souvenir glass to do the tastings.

Hey, that’s great but I WANT MORE! For the Ultimate Festival experience, purchase our VIP ticket and enjoy a private tented area with great amenities, free food, specialty cocktails, a craft brew tasting wristband and private restrooms. There are a VERY limited number of these tickets available, so act now to secure your spot!

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Sponsors

Thanks to all of our participating sponsors
Tasting Glass Sponsor

Brews

Food

Exhibitors

Entertainment

John Sullivan and friends kick off the Bacon and Brews Festival at 12:30. This singer/songwriter hailing from North Carolina began playing piano at 4 years old; later grabbed a guitar and the song writing process began. When he’s not writing songs, you can find John Sullivan and friends playing to live audiences all over the Carolinas. The band members include Jonathan Norcom on bass/vocals, Tim Ferguson on rhythm, Ryan Winters on keys/vocals, and John Sullivan on rhythm guitar/vocals. Their stylish blend of genres provides a tasteful depth of music that cleverly maneuvers through multiple generations of sound while still staying true to their vibe. You will not want to miss John Sullivan and friends. Hear more at https://www.johnmichaelsullivanmusic.com/

Nick Driver hits the stage at 2:30. Featured as a top ten artist on Sirius XM’s Coffee House Channel with his song “Let’s Stay Together”, this Singer-Songwriter won a John Lennon International Songwriting nomination for Folk with his song “Spare Me Some Change”. Nick Driver has opened for Blake Shelton, Tony Bennett, Demi Lavato, Pat Benatar, Live, The Spin Doctors, Warped Tour, Sugarland, Creed and more. You will not want to miss Nick Driver performing at the Bacon and Brew Fest. To hear more about Nick Driver go to http://nickdrivermusic.com

Don’t miss Adam Carter preforming on stage at 4:30pm.  He’s a  modern Country artist with a classic rock and blues heart and not stranger to the spotlight. When he was just 7 years old,  Buddy Guy called him on stage and he hasn’t slowed one bit. Since then, he’s shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Loretta Lynn, Brad Paisley, Billy Joe Shaver, Rodney Atkins, Sharon Jones and The Dapkings, The Lacs, Billy Bob Thornton, Norm Macdonald, Kane Brown, Tucker Beathard, Blackhawk, Ashland Craft, Riley Green, Benton Blount, Doug McCormick, Dale Watson, and many others. To check out Adam’s music go to  http://adamcartermusic.com

Festival Goer FAQ

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE EVENT?
Please bring your printed or mobile ticket and a valid government issued photo ID. Craft Brew tasting and VIP tickets available for purchase onsite at festival. Subject to availability.
HOW DO I PURCHASE CRAFT BREW TASTING OR VIP WRISTBANDS?
Please visit our BUY TICKETS page to purchase a craft brew sampling ticket or VIP wrist band.
WHAT DOES THE TICKET INCLUDE?
The event is $10. If you purchase a craft brew sampling ticket, you will receive a wristband that will allow you to taste numerous craft brews from across the U.S.A. VIP ticket holders receive access into a tented reserved seating area with complimentary VIP food, a craft brew tasting wristband, private restrooms, and a selection of specialty beverages. All ticket purchasers will receive a complimentary sampling glass.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT?
Tickets are non-refundable, but ticket holders may transfer their tickets to anyone who is 21+ in the United States. Simply print out the ticket and hand it to the person of your choice or email it to them!
WILL THE EVENT BE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER?
The Bacon and Brews Fest is a rain or shine event. However, in extreme conditions, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the event. If the cancellation occurs prior to the commencement of the event, ticket purchasers will be notified of the cancellation by email. All media outlets will be notified if event is delayed or cancelled due to severe weather.
I DON'T DRINK. CAN I STILL ATTEND?
Yes, of course! We offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverage options for purchase at the festival.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
Yes children are encouraged to come and enjoy the Kids Area accompanied by their parents. There will be food and drink available for purchase. Kids 12 and under get in free accompanied by a paying adult.
IS THERE AN ATM ON SITE?
ATMs are available on the festival grounds.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Furry friends are welcome on a leash. Please pick up after your pet.
IS SMOKING ALLOWED?
Smoking may be allowed only in designated smoking areas,
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD OR BEVERAGES INTO THE FESTIVAL?
No outside food or beverages are permitted.You must dispose of it prior to entrance.
WHAT IF I DON'T PURCHASE A CRAFT BREW TASTING WRISTBAND-WILL THERE BE ALCOHOL AT THE EVENT FOR PURCHASE?
Yes there will be a variety of alcoholic choices (beer, wine and spirits) for purchase at designated tents on the Festival site. Absolutely no alcohol can leave the premises.
DRINK RESPONSIBIBLY
The Bacon and Brews Fest is focused on providing a fun environment for guests to experience new foods and beers. All guests are expected to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe means of transportation to and from the event. Any guest who is intoxicated or disruptive before entering the event, as determined by event security, will be denied entry. Any guest found intoxicated during the event or causing a disturbance, as determined by event security, will be asked to leave the facility without a refund and may be subject to further consequences.
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
Thank you for your interest! Feel free to reach out to us at info@bigdogeventsllc.com
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE BACON AND BREWS FEST?
Please email us at info@bigdogeventsllc.com for assistance. We will do our best to return all messages as quickly as possible.
HOW CAN MY COMPANY GET INVOLVED AS A PARTNER?
Please email info@bigdogeventsllc.com and a member of our sponsorship team will be in touch.
WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED AT THE BACON AND BREWS FESTIVAL?
• Aerosol cans
• Alcohol
• Beverages & containers
• Clothing deemed obscene or indecent
• Coolers of any kind
• Fireworks
• Illegal drugs
• Noise makers (whistles, horns, bells, etc.)
• Weapons
• Unapproved Solicitations

The Bacon and Brews Festival event security reserve the right to refuse admittance of any item deemed hazardous, inappropriate, offensive or suspicious.
WHERE DO I PARK?
There is a parking garage located on the corner of
9th Ave N and N. Kings Hwy. Type in 914 9th Avenue N in your GPS.
CAN I RE-ENTER THE FESTIVAL ONCE I LEAVE?
There is no re-entry into the festival.

Vendor FAQ

Buy Tickets

General Admission - Enjoy live music and an opportunity to buy the best Bacon inspired dishes around with food and drinks available for purchase. Fun for the whole family.

Craft Beer Tasting - Craft Beer tasting ticket - Includes souvenir glass and craft brew wristband that gives you the ability to sample a variety of craft beers from across the United States. Bacon inspired dishes available for purchase. Must be 21+ to purchase this wristband. ID's will be checked at the festival. Get your tickets today.

VIP Pass - VIP Pass- Includes entrance into a tented reserved seating area with complimentary VIP food, a craft brew tasting wristband, a souvenir tasting glass, private restrooms and a selection of specialty beverages. Very limited number of VIP tickets available.

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Vendor Registration

Food Vendor Registration Forms

If you are a Food Vendor and wish to participate, please download and fill out the registration form.

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Merchandise Vendor Registration Forms

If you sell NON-FOOD items and you're a NON-CORPORATE SPONSOR OR EXHIBITOR..... please use this form.

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Credit Card Form

Please use this form for payment if you are using a credit card. Otherwise please send in a check or money order. Please see form for details.

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Sponsors/Corporate Exhibitors

If you are a corporate sponsor or exhibitor, please contact Rob at 704-604-2004 to discuss how we can assist you.
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