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Annual festival celebrates bacon and beer

By KTVA CBS 11 News 9:11 AM August 13, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

It was a beer and bacon bonanza on KTVA’s Daybreak Wednesday.

Carol Fraser, general manager of the Millennium Alaskan Hotel, joined us on the couch to talk about the 2014 Beer and Bacon Festival, the second annual event.

So why beer and bacon? Fraser said it’s because she believes beer and bacon are the two favorite food groups for all Alaskans. Last year the festival sold out in two weeks. This year will be bigger and better, with five participating breweries.

There will be live entertainment all day. Harley-Davidson is one of the sponsors and will feature a Harley simulator people can ride. Anchorage Yamaha will also have ATV rides, and people can sign up for the all-you-can-eat Bacon Eating Contest. The winner will be crowned the Bacon King and will receive big prizes.

There will also be a contest for the restaurant with the best bacon dish, and everyone at the festival can vote. That restaurant will win a $1,000 cash prize and a quarter-page ad in the Anchorage Press.

Tickets are $45 and it comes with 12 beer tastings, all-you-can-eat bacon dishes from over 10 restaurants, a free glass and free prizes. The festival is Saturday, Aug. 16 from noon to 7 p.m.

Click here for ticket information.

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