Bacon holds an odd claim to fame in the early history of Fairbanks, Alaska. This spring, the city will host a new festival to celebrate the role that these crispy strips once played in saving Fairbanks from a fiery fate.
On May 22 & 23, 2015, Festival Fairbanks will honor the heroic role of bacon in battling the fire of 1906 with the city’s first ever Bacon Festival Fairbanks. Notable chefs and local brewers will fix dozens of baconfilled recipes for festivalgoers to sample in a tasting tent. The fire department has pledged to send firefighters who will compete in tests of strength and endurance. We’re inviting a headlining band to the festival and will book popular Alaska based musicians and comedians to fill a daylong schedule of live entertainment.