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19 Foods You Need To Try At The Big Bite Bacon Festival

The Big Bite Bacon Fest in Long Beach, California is the stuff of dreams — Dreams where everything is either filled, wrapped, or infused with one of America’s favorite meats — BACON.

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Hog Pocket from Dia de Los Puercos/Pic Isai Rocha

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It’s like the Coachella of bacon, as you can search through a sea of booths and trucks, tasting pretty generous samples of their bacon-ey treats.

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Bacon Fried Twinkie from Fry Fry Truck/Pic Isai Rocha

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This is a sanctuary where you can hear the bacon…

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Chefs from Los Ruizenores chopping bacon/Pic Isai Rocha

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Smell the bacon…

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The giant grill from Mexico City Cuisine/Pic Isai Rocha

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Hell, you can BE the bacon and no one will judge you!

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The Bacon Queen aka Miss Long Beach/Pic Isai Rocha

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Located right next to the Queen Mary, for the second year in a row, the bacon festival makes sure the famous ship/hotel smells like a giant barbecue.

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The grill built inside a firetruck at Big Mista’s Barbecue/Pic Isai Rocha

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HERE’S A QUICK LOOK AT THE KIND OF FOOD AND DRINKS YOU CAN EXPECT AT THE ANNUAL BIG BITE BACON FEST.

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Maple Bacon Donut- OC Donut Bar

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Bacon Bloody Mary- Bakon Vodka

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Bacon-Stuffed, PB&J, Fried Churro Hog Pockets- Dia De Los Puercos

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Bacon-Stuffed Fried Twinkies- Fry Fry Truck

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks- Mexico City Cuisine

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Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs- West Grove Smokehouse

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Jalapeno and Bacon Gouda-Stuffed BBQ Meatballs- Whole Foods

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Chipotle Cheddar Bacon Dip and its Tofurky bacon alternative- Whole Foods

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Boozy Bacon Milkshake- Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood

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Bacon and Fruity Pebbles-Covered Cotton Candy- Sugar Spin

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Millionaire Bacon Bar with graham crackers, pretzels, potato chips, salted caramel, chocolate, coconut, butterscotch and peanut butter- The Prince and Pantry Catering

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Hawkins Bacon Slider- Hawkins House of Burgers

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Bacon and Ribs in a Steamed Bun- Big Mista’s Barbecue

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Spicy Caramel Popcorn With Bacon Bits- Ghost Scream Hot Sauce

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(Left-to-Right) Avocado-Coconut, Vietnamese Coffee, Watermelon-Lemon and Peanut Butter Bacon & Banana paletas- Artesana

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Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Bombs- StuffNIt Burgers

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Al Pastor con Bacon Tacos- Los Ruizenorez Taco Catering

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Peanut Butter Milk Stout and Pineapple Colada IPA- Belching Beaver Brewery

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The Porky Fig, an emmentaler cheese-stuffed sausage, fig & onion relish, wild arugula, whole grain mustard aioli, with sliced almonds on a King’s Hawaiian Bun- Dog Haus

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We feel ya, porky.

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If bacon’s your thing and you think you’d dig this kind of festival madness, peep the Big Bite Events site and plan for the next bacon-loving event.

Photos by Isai Rocha

By Isai Rocha

Isai is the self-proclaimed Kanye West of burrito eating. He has a hard time trusting vegans, ranch dressing and especially vegan ranch dressing.

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