Baconfest comes to the Royal Oak Farmers Market June 2

Let there be bacon! On Saturday, June 2 from 6 to 10 p.m., Baconfest Michigan 2012 will take over the Royal Oak Farmers Market to celebrate the most magical of meats – bacon.
Salted, smoked, cured or candied, bacon is undoubtedly America’s most favorite meat. Nothing else has the power to invoke the same level of rapture and turn us all into drooling Homers quite like bacon. It’s not called the “bacon train” for nothing.
On June 2, hundreds of bacon-brains will share their passion for pork at Baconfest Michigan. Baconfest Michigan was created to cater to a growing bacon culture that demands MORE. With major annual Baconfest events occurring in Chicago, Atlanta and Iowa City, Baconfest Michigan is bringing that same baconmania to metro Detroit. Baconfest will gather more than 30 of the area’s most baconacious restaurants to create crazy bacon-centric concoctions for all to feast on. And this one’s all for the grown-ups; Baconfest Michigan is a 21+ event; no children please.
Festival-goers can expect a wide range inventive dishes featuring bacon (and bacon’s siblings, pork belly and prosciutto): think deep-fried pork belly tacos, prosciutto BLTs, and bacon apple pie. There will even be bacon-themed drinks! In addition to these fancy bacon treats, there will be plenty of good old-fashioned BACON bacon to consume: strips of simple, classic streaky bacon (and applewood-smoked bacon and hickory-smoked bacon and so on) available at each of Baconfest Michigan’s official “Bacon Stations.” (Think of them as palate-cleansers.)
Baconfest will also feature bacon-themed vendors, eclectic demonstrations with some hardcore baconators, and more bacon than you can shake a fork at. There will also be live music during the event and attendees will also have the chance to vote on a “People’s Choice” fan favorite!
Official sponsors of Baconfest Michigan 2012 include Bakon Vodka, Yelp Detroit, Eat It Detroit, Stay & Play Social Club, Urbane Media and Hour Media. The rockin’, ribald Detroit Derby Girls slinging drinks featuring Michigan-made craft beers, wines, spirits, and mixers (try the signature Bloody Bacon made with Bakon Vodka and McClure’s Pickles Bloody Mary mix!). Baconfest Michigan is produced by Matthew Peach of Livonia and Mike Madigan of Troy, two bacon fanatics who have each previously produced major events for other organizations.   
Tickets are on sale now at Regular admission tickets are $45 each and include full access to Baconfest booths and official “Bacon Stations” as well as three drink tickets, but hurry because this event is 95% sold out!
Find out more information about Baconfest visit the official website at, and for regular updates on participating restaurants and menu items follow Baconfest Michigan on Facebook and on Twitter @baconfestmi.