San Jose Bacon Festival - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Booknooker
N 37° 21.941 W 121° 52.488
10S E 599636 N 4136034
Quick Description: Who doesn't love bacon?
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2014 10:15:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMKKKR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
On the heels of their other popular events, Moveable Feast spearheaded a bacon festival in August 2013. The event was advertised as follows:

"Save the date for the epic premier of San Jose Bacon Festival. Enjoy this All-American event replete with:

Bacon Cooking Competition
Bacon Parade
Bacon Square Dance
Bacon Games

All dishes are $5 or less!
Pocket musical instruments for the first 1408 people!
Create a new tradition in your family by teaching your kids how to play pin the bacon on the donkey!

Labor Day Weekend
Saturday, August 31st
11:00 am to 10:00 pm

San Jose Flea Market
1411 Mabury Road
San Jose, California 95133"

Fueled mostly by word of mouth via social media sites, this highly anticipated event brought more crowds than expected, leading to long lines (upwards of 45 minutes), many trucks selling out long before the end of the event, inadequate seating, and a lot of really unhappy customers. Widely panned on the event's FB page and on Yelp, the criticism eventually caused organizers to publically apologize and to offer refunds for those that wanted one. Due to these experiences, organizers have not yet decided if they are going to try doing this festival again.
How many days does the festival last?: 1

Admission Price: 10.00 (listed in local currency)

Coordinates Location:: Coordinates are for the main flea market gate. The festival was located in a parking lot to one side of the flea market.

National, County, or City Festival?: Not listed

Website:: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
You must visit the festival at the time of the event. You must post a picture of the festival as it is going on, or a picture of a sign or banner promoting the festival.
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