San Mateo Bacon and Brew Fest Returns Oct 1-2

Calling all bacon and craft beer lovers! The San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce 4th Annual Bacon and Brew Festival returns to Central Park in Downtown San Mateo for two days on October 1-2 from 11am-5pm. This annual event features specialty bacon-themed food items from a variety of local vendors and food trucks, children’s entertainment, craft brews, restaurants, artisans and crafts and a VIP Beer Garden tent.

The San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce gave us the inside scoop on the upcoming Bacon & Brew Festival:


What can guests look forward to this year at the festival that hasn’t been offered in the past?

Root Beer Garden for the children, Home Depot bird house kits for children, Bloody Mary’s with Bacon, and a Costume Contest!

What’s been the most talked about bacon dish at the event?

Teriyaki Pork Belly, Steak and Bacon Tacos.

Behind the Scenes: Chamber team members recommend trying the bacon donuts, bacon mac & cheese balls, and chocolate covered bacon. Yum.

The live entertainment portion is always such a nice element for guests of Bacon and Brew. Who should we look forward to playing in 2016?

Men Behaving Loudly, Zebop, Tribal Blues Band, and SuperBad.

When: October 1st and October 2nd from 11am-5pm
Where: Fitzgerald Field at Central Park
How: Buy Tickets Here. A few tickets options are listed below:

– General Admission: $10 with free pilsner glass for your brews

– Special Admission: $25 with free pilsner glass + 2 drink tickets

– VIP Beer Garden Admission: $75 with free pilsner glass + 2 drink tickets, appetizers, beer sampling & giveaways.

If you love bacon and beer, then this event is the perfect fit! Young or old, everyone is welcomed to partake in the festivities.

Do you love living on the Peninsula? Share your San Mateo pride with the rest of the Bay Area!  Tag photos of the best parts of your local life using #baymeadowslife or email and you’ll be automatically entered into our Fame x Frame Photo Contest. WIN up to $50 monthly or a year-end Grand Prize of $500! Get all the details here!

Watch for dates – to be announced – for a live pop-up photo gallery exhibit early 2017, of all the great shots from 2016!