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Great Big Bacon Picnic

  • Williamsburg Brooklyn (map)

Bacon Lovers, are you ready for the most indulgent, decadent, and delicious gourmet celebration of bacon ever? The Great Big Bacon Picnic is coming to NYC!

What is The Great Big Bacon Picnic?

Created by a group of people who love bacon, the event is an indoor/outdoor gourmet celebration of the most amazing food item ever created – bacon! Over 100 chefs, restaurants, food trucks, brew masters, distillers, and culinary experts from all over NYC will be serving you inspired bite-sized bacon dishes and the best in craft beers and spirits.

When is the Picnic?

Our event takes place on Saturday May 16, 2015 and Sunday May 17, 2015.

We are featuring three different sessions:
• Saturday Afternoon 12:00pm – 2:30pm with VIP access from 11:00am
• Saturday Night 6:30pm – 9:00pm with VIP access from 5:30pm
• Sunday Afternoon 1:00pm – 3:30pm with VIP access from 12:00pm

Where’s the Picnic?

We’ve chosen the incredibly vibrant neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and will be using The Old Pfizer Factory and it’s spacious parking lot to host this event. It’s a very short cab ride from Manhattan, 2 blocks away from the JMZ line, and the G train is right on the corner.

What does my ticket get me?

A General Admission ticket will get you all of the following:
• Eat all that you want until you are stuffed!
• Enjoy copious spirits & beer – without becoming too obnoxious!
• Chat with some of NYC’s top chefs.
• Take home free goodies from some of our sponsors.

Early Entry tickets will get you all of the above, plus:
• Enter 30 mins. before General Admission guests.
• Private Bars
• Seating Areas

VIP ticket holders will get you all of the above, plus:
• Enter a full hour before General Admission guests
• Private Lounges
• Top-Shelf Private Bars
• Exclusive Tastings
• Exclusive Access to Chefs
• Free Parking
• VIP Gift Bag

Will there be turkey bacon, soy bacon, etc. at the festival?

Hells. No. Though we may certainly see soy bacon at The Great Big Veg Out (coming soon), the influential ingredient in all festival dishes must come from a pig. It can be cured and/or unncured, and can be from any cut from a pig that might be prepared as bacon including Slab Bacon, Back bacon, Collar Bacon, Cottage Bacon, Picnic bacon, Irish Bacon, Canadian Bacon, Pork Belly, Pork loin, Fatback, Lardon, Pancetta, Rashers, Ham Hock, Jowl, Guanciale, and good old Sliced Bacon.

Does the event support a local charity?

Absolutely! 10% of net proceeds will be donated and we have already formed a partnership with City Harvest. We are strong believers in giving back to the community and supporting local suppliers and farmers who focus on sustainable and organic practices. We will announce additional charity partners shortly.

Will There Be Entertainment?

Yesss – we have already hired Brooklyn’s own High & Mighty Brass Band, who played Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Crawfish Fest, and Wanderlust in 2014. We are planning many other wonderful distractions, so stay tuned for announcements.

Can I bring my kids?

Not unless they are 21 – sorry this is an adult event.

What Restaurants & Companies are Participating?

Featured Restaurants & Participants


Joe Carroll of St. Anselm, Fette Sau, etc
Hill Country BBQ
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats
Oddfellows Ice Cream Co.
Umami Burger
Blenheim Restaurant
Spritzenhaus 33
Bryan Futerman of Nick & Toni’s
The Bacon Jams
Rowdy Hall
The East Pole
Fontana’s Bar
Pig Guy NYC
Big Papa Smokem Gourmet BBQ
Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen
Corinne’s Concepts in Catering
Hard Times Sundaes
Little Prince
On The Lam
Langos Truck

Benjamin Steak House
Nick and Toni’s Restaurant
Jason Marcus of Traif and Xixa
Mile End
Bacon Spring Rolls
Roni-Sue’s Chocolates
High & Mighty Brass Band
Rob Shamlian of Spitzer’s, Los Feliz, and Spritzenhaus 33
Beast of Bourbon
Randolf Brooklyn
Los Feliz
Le Rivage
La Fondita
Elizabeth’s Neighborhood Table
Benchmark Restaurant
Sweet Dreams

Featured Beverages

Pilsner Urquell
Bakon Vodka
PM Spirits
1911 Spirits
Van Brunt Stillhouse
Rekorderlig Cider
Original Sin Cider
Pickett’s Ginger Beer
Catskills Provisions
Ripe Juice Bar

Capt Lawrence Brewery
Coney Island Brewing Co.
New York Distilling Co.
Kings County Distillery
White Pike Whiskey
Widow Jane
Breuckelen Distilling