Chattanooga Bacon & Barrel Festival 2023

The Chattanooga Bacon & Barrel Festival returns to the First Horizon Pavilion on Thursday, Sept. 21.

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Sample 15+ bacon samples and distilled spirits at this food and drink festival.

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Bacon lovers and whiskey drinkers will unite at the annual Bacon & Barrel Festival on Thursday, Sept. 21. Over 15 local restaurants will team up with distilleries that focus on barrel-aged spirits from around the world “to savor an evening of Southern indulgence.”

The event will take place at the First Horizon Pavilion from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Chattanooga Market — so every sip counts. Here’s what to expect.

Festival details

  • This is a 21+ event, you must have a valid ID for entry.
  • No pups allowed (aside from service animals).
  • Your ticket includes unlimited samples of bacon-themed dishes + 15 whiskey samples.
  • Attendees will be able to enjoy live music + photo ops.

Note: Beer, wine, and full-sized cocktails will be available for purchase.
Additionally, attendees will help determine the winner of this year’s Golden Hog Award. Vote for your favorite bacon-themed dish on-site.

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Who will win this year’s Golden Hog Award? That’s for you to help decide.

Photo provided by Bacon & Barrel Festival.

Local competitors

  • Amada Tapas & Wine
  • Barque
  • Cherry Street Brewing NorthShore
  • Common Table
  • The Edwin Hotel
  • Honey Seed
  • Kinley Chattanooga
  • Nic & Norman’s
  • Mike’s Tavern
  • Mexiville
  • Public House
  • The Read House
  • Ruby Sunshine
  • Southside Social
  • Stills + Mash
  • Whiskey Cowgirl
  • Wine Down Bistro
  • Ryan’s Pepperworks

Bonus: Check out the list of participating distilleries — with more to be announced.

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