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September 9, 2015

Celebrate all things bacon at Baconpalooza

OTTAWA, September 9, 2015 — The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is excited to host Baconpalooza on Saturday, September 12, 2015. This first-time event celebrates the best of what bacon has to offer, and features some of the city’s hottest food trucks, as well as beer and cocktail tents, cooking-with-bacon demonstrations, and live entertainment by Ottawa’s Juno Award-winning MonkeyJunk!

Baconpalooza visitors will be able to appreciate every aspect of this beloved food! A bacon themed market will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to purchase unique bacon-inspired goodies — from sweets to soaps and everything in between. Sizzlin’ cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs Lynn Crawford, Steph the Grilling Gourmet, world-class curer Mike McKenzie, Iron Chef America contender Lora Kirk, as well as chefs Michael Blackie of NeXT, and Shane Kennedy of The WORKS, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. As well, some of Ottawa’s best food trucks, trailers, and stalls will be on site offering customized menus for Baconpalooza from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

A special VIP Night takes place Friday, September 11, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Guests can see cooking demonstrations by chef Lynn Crawford and Seed to Sausage’s Mike McKenzie, sample a nine-course menu of bacon-infused small bites prepared by Chef Michael Blackie of NeXT, taste craft brews, and enjoy live music by Bang On The Ear. 

To purchase tickets and for more information on Baconpalooza, please visit:

Thanks go to the Baconpalooza sponsors for supporting this event: Bell Media, The Clocktower Brew Pub, Ottawa Marriott, Seed to Sausage, The Fireplace Center and Patio Shop, and Koffman Signs. Proceeds from Baconpalooza support the Museum’s Foundation.

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Joanne Ghiz
Media Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

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