Got a fever and the only cure is more…bacon? Charlottesville’s got your kind of festival. The city has long had a solid local food scene, and this May those resources will be put in motion to give the people what they want. Which is, coincidentally, also more bacon.
At least 14 local restaurants will be joining in, each creating small-plate dishes featuring bacon from The Rock Barn—with creators range from a James Beard–nominated chef to a local diner. Charlottesville’s Star Hill Brewery will be providing the booze, plus recommending food pairings for each brew.
Lest you feel entirely gluttonous, all proceeds benefit the Local Food Hub, a nonprofit that works to make farm-fresh food accessible (and ultimately, the norm) for all members of the community. It’s bacon, with social benefits!
This is the festival’s first year, but we can only assume it will not be the last. Because, bacon. (Did we mention bacon?)
Tickets are $30 for general admission ($35 after May 15) and include four tasting tickets and one voting ballot.
Saturday, May 30, 1–5 pm, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Charlottesville, Virginia, curedfest.com