Austin Bacon and Beer Festival postponed

The Austin Bacon and Beer Festival, which had sold out last year, has been postponed until this summer.

Photo by Emma Janzen. You'll have to get beers elsewhere this weekend, as the Austin Bacon and Beer Fest has been postponed.

Photo by Emma Janzen. You’ll have to get beers elsewhere this weekend, as the Austin Bacon and Beer Fest has been postponed.

The festival’s event organizers, Edible Austin and Eat Boston, have decided to reschedule it “due to circumstances beyond our control,” according to an announcement on the Austin Bacon and Beer Festival Facebook page. The event would have been on Sunday.

All ticket holders are going to be refunded in full, and they’ll also get the chance to purchase tickets to the rescheduled festival before they go on sale to the public. (Right now, the Facebook event page has “June 5” as the very tentative new date.)

“Now in its third year, the Austin Bacon and Beer Festival is a vibrant community and culinary experience that raises much needed funds for the Central Texas nonprofit Capital Area Food Bank,” according to the Facebook announcement. Restaurants providing the bacon included Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, Salty Sow and Salt & Time, while breweries offering up the beer included (512) Brewing, Karbach Brewing and South Austin Brewery.

Bummed that you can’t enjoy those meaty treats this weekend? Not to worry, festival organizers said: “Many of our amazing participants will be featuring specials on their weekend menus utilizing pork generously donated by Niman Ranch and Lone Star Foodservice. We will be announcing where you can find these tasty, bacon-centric treats and dishes via social media @edibleaustin in hopes that ticket holders can get their bacon and beer fix this weekend.”

For more information, visit www.edibleaustin.com.


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