BaconFest Asheville is hosted and produced by 105.9 the Mountain. This ticketed culinary competition celebrates all things bacon and area restaurants bring smaples of bacon infused gelato and caramel corn to the area’s best BBQ and savory bacon creations. The 2013 event sold out in 2 weeks to a crowd of 1000. This year’s event will be bigger with an estimated 1500-2000 people with a portion of ticket sales benefiting Blue Ridge Food Ventures. The event date is Saturday, August 30th at Highland Brewing Company Outdoor Meadow. Presenting sponsorship, stage sponsorship and restaurant sponsorships are available.