Frederick Taps Into Summer With New Beer And Bacon Fest

- FREDERICK, Md. - Beer, bacon and good music was the theme in Frederick this weekend during the city's first beer and bacon music fest.

"We're really just serving up some bacon, have some bands playing, all while enjoying some ultimate craft beer," said Kenneth MacFawn, an organizer of the festival.

Despite complaints of long lines and a shortage of bacon Saturday, the organizers made up for it Sunday with loads of product for happy customers.

Visitors got to experience more than 100 different beers and 30 unique bacon dishes from all over the country.

Chef Lawrence Rosenberg from New Jersey came to Frederick with his chocolate-covered bacon products strictly for the festival.

"A lot of publicity, a lot of people, lots of beer lots of bacon," said Rosenberg.

Aside from the good times and delicious treats, the organizers got creative with a way to give back to the community.

Admission was $45 a pop but once admitted, beer and bacon samples were on a donation basis. The proceeds will be given to the non-profit cocktails for a cause and the American Cancer Association.

Amid the t-shirt and shorts weather, guests had beer in hand ready for the festivities of the day.

"I came up here with my two sisters because beer and bacon are the two best things that could happen in your mouth at the same time," said Dale Holmes, who was visiting from Greenbelt, Md.

Although their was limited local brew options, the fair ground was peppered with "bacon lover" hats, "I love beer pins" and dancing mascots. A time some say was worth the wait.

"Its been a freaking blast. Absolute blast," said Holmes.

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