Beer & Bacon Festival Coming To Citi Field

Beer and bacon are staples in the diet of most sports fans, and an event this weekend at Citi Field will combine the two for hundreds of fans.

Touring baseball fields across the country, the Bacon and Beer Classic makes its way to Queens on Saturday for what organizers called a “one-of-a-kind event” that combines the nostalgia of baseball with a love of, what else? Beer and bacon.

Beer and bacon dishes galore will be available at the Bacon and Beer Classic at Citi Field this weekend.

Beer and bacon dishes galore will be available at the Bacon and Beer Classic at Citi Field this weekend.

The Bacon and Beer Classic held its first event this year at Safeco Field in Seattle in May. A third event, at Minute Maid Park in Houston, will take place in September.

The event will feature hundreds of craft brew samples, along with tastes of bacon-inspired dishes cooked up by local restaurants. The Bacon and Beer Classic will hold two sessions: Brunch runs from noon to 3 p.m. while the evening session runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The event is not limited to food and drink, though. The experience will include tours of Citi Field, music by DJ Dee and a variety of games, including wiffle ball, batting cages, speed pitching and a dunk tank, among other events.

Educational classes at the event will also take place, with sessions on bacon cooking tips and beer making offered over the two sessions.

Celebrity judges will also be on hand to select the best beer and bacon at the event, including “Bacon Minister” Adam Poch (Big Brother), chef Lisa Fernandez (Top Chef season 4), chef Derrick Prince (MasterChef) and more.

Tickets for Saturday’s event at Citi Field run from $39-$129 and are available at the event’s website, www.baconandbeerclassic.com.