Bacon Fest celebrates all things bacon

The 3rd Annual Bacon Fest celebrated all things pork Saturday at the Rogue Ales Pub House in Eugene.

The Bacon Fest featured live music, craft beers, pork-related vendors, games like Pin The Tail On The Pig and Bung Toss, and a wide assortment of bacon dishes. Tickets cost $5 and proceeds will benefit the Eugene YMCA Summer Youth Camps and the Greenhill Humane Society.

The Rogue Ale Pub House, 844 Olive St., ran the event and served bacon on sticks, bacon dipped in chocolate, bacon gumballs, bacon lollipops, roasted pig, pork belly tacos and Bacon Maple Ale. Voodoo Doughnut's bacon maple bars were also available.

Rogue Farm, which provides produce to the Rogue Ales Pub House, had a stand selling bacon inspired dishes.

Chef John Rodriguez was handing out plates. "I created all of these dishes for the festival," he said.

Nueske's, a smoked meat company founded in Wittenberg Wisconsin, was handing out free samples of their specialty hot dogs and bacon.

Paul Ryan, the west coast representative, ran the grill, constantly refilling the sample plate.

"Rogue brewery sells our bacon with their burgers and a few other products," Ryan said. "This is our first year at Bacon Fest, and it's pretty cool."

Twisted Snout Brewery, from Toledo, Ore., was stationed at the front, selling rubs, shirts, spices and artisan beer.

Fulton Miller, an employee of Twisted Snout, said, "We have come to Bacon Fest the past two years. I am usually in the kitchen, but I am selling rubs and sauces, and my dad is selling his beer over there."

Nearby, owner Stu Miller was selling Dos Oinkes, Redheaded Step Hog and Razorback Rye-PA.