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Boots, Brews and Bacon is Back

Join us for the 2nd Annual Visalia Convention Center Boots, Brews and Bacon Festival at the Visalia Convention Center on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

"The Boots Brews and Bacon Festival is a beer tasting festival designed to build the appreciation of craft brew all while listening to live music and enjoying bacon!," shares Shelley Ellis, Visalia Convention Center Manager. "The festival will take place indoors in the nicely air conditioned building on July 28th and will feature craft beers, both from breweries and distributers."

In addition, local restaurants will be sampling their best bacon bites and the A&W Root Beer Float Mobile will be available for sampling. Wine provided by Cacciatore Fine Wines will be available for sampling for those attendees who wish for even more variety than already available.

A $1,000 cash prize will go to the restaurant for the best bacon bite as voted by the attendees will be awarded, and don’t forget the bacon eating contest. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up the night of the event.

"In 2017 we celebrated a successful inaugural year with over 1,100 attendees that came to enjoy the refreshing brews and best bacon bites from local breweries and restaurants," says Ellis. "Last year, the honor of Best Bacon Bite went to PhD for their Japanese Style Braised Bacon with House-Made Kimichi."

The event features live entertainment by Brandon PasionTerra Bella and Nameless

"We are excited to be partnering again with Visalia’s roller derby team the V Town Derby Dames," adds Ellis. "Partial proceeds will be donated to the Derby Dames. Come and support your local breweries, restaurants, bands and your Derby Dames."

Tickets are $30.00 in advance, $35.00 day of the event, groups of 10+ $25.00, and $75.00 VIP (only 100 VIP are available). This is a 21 and older only event, proof of age will be required at the door.

VIP tickets include early admission at 5:30 p.m., VIP lanyard, souvenir pint glass, swag, exclusive access to the VIP “Budweiser Country Club” area with private food and brewery serving area and unlimited tastings, restaurant bacon bite samples and live entertainment.

General Admission tickets include entrance at 6 p.m., unlimited tastings, restaurant bacon bite samples and live entertainment.

Brewery, Restaurant and Sponsorship Participation Packages are available. Please contact Shelley Ellis at or 559-713-4004.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at the Visalia Convention Center Box Office, Monday through Friday, or online at

For more information call the Visalia Convention Center Box Office at (559) 713-4040.

Breweries and restaurants are being added regularly, be sure to check for the latest news and updates on our Facebook page at

The Visalia Convention Center thanks the Boots, Brews and Bacon Festival event sponsors California Pork Producers AssociationGiant Chevrolet/Cadillac and BL Quality Meats.

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