The 2022 Bacon Festival in East Windsor

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Bacon was the inspiration behind the 2022 Bacon Fest that recently took place in East Windsor Park, Connecticut on May 14th. East Windsor is located about 22 minutes northeast of Hartford. In addition to an opportunity to pig out on one of our favorite pork products, the festival also featured over 80 local vendors purveying unique goods and plenty of activities for families to enjoy.

Bacon Festival Food Trucks

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Food options at the Bacon Festival included cheeseburger stuffed potato balls, bacon cheese fries, bacon yellow rice, empanadas, hamburgers hotdogs, and apple cider doughnuts topped with apple pie filling and whipped cream.

Several food trucks attended the event serving their tried and true favorites with a bacon inspired twist. Villa of Lebanon was on site serving gyros, steak sandwiches, and falafel. Chris and Roy’s Brotherly Grub served their signature pulled pork sandwich with the option of super thick cut slab bacon, maple bourbon beacon, or beef bacon.

Rogue Coffee Company served the chai, matcha, coffee, tea, smoothies, iced coffee frappes and hot chocolate freezes they are known for plus a special maple bacon latte.

The cheekily named and always delicious Mooriah’s Ice Cream truck paid a visit as well as Early Bird Ice cream in its distinctive vintage van.

Vendors and Amusements

bacon festival vendors

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Guests at the Bacon Festival in East Windsor were serenaded with the musical stylings of Chris and James from Leaf Jumpers. The band covered soft rock favorites from the 70s to the 2000s.

A big hit with younger guests were the bounce houses and an inflatable obstacle course. Children also enjoyed balloon animals, face painting, and visits with costumed characters including a pig and Batman.

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Local vendors gathered to offer handmade goods such as soap from J.R. Watkins, knives and outdoor gear from Knives and Roses, candles from Lighted Ambiance Candle Co., dog treats from Miss Buttercup’s, and handmade jewelry and home décor from Peace of heART Creations, olive oil from Papa Spyros, Happy Kimmie Designs, Touchstone Crystal, and many others.

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Images taken by Joseph Charette

This family friendly Bacon Festival festival in East Windsor was so much more than a celebration of our favorite topping and a wonderful way to spend a sunny spring Saturday in Connecticut.

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Amber Clark
Amber Clark is a freelance writer and wellness advisor residing in Litchfield County, Connecticut. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from NVCC, and devotes much of her time to furthering her education through literature and personal experience. Her passions include writing, reading, food, nutrition, and the outdoors.