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2017 San Mateo Bacon & Brew Fest


Sep 23, 2017 – 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403 Map

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Bacon and craft beer lovers will not want to miss the 2017 San Mateo Bacon and Brew Festival on September 23, 2017 from 11 am to 7 pm at the San Mateo Events Center. This fifth annual event will feature specialty bacon-themed food items provided by a variety of local restaurants and food trucks, beer tastings from a select group of celebrated craft breweries, unique vendors, music, children’s entertainment and much more.

This celebrated event offers a full day of fun for all ages. Among the bacon-themed foods will be bacon popsicles, bacon peanut brittle, maple bacon mini donuts, bacon espresso, bacon corn in a cup, bacon cheddar waffles and much more. Local restaurants serving up the fare include Fletch’s, Peter’s Kettle Corn, Kenny Concession, El Porteno, Nob Hill Pizza and Sandees Fresh Coffees. Food trucks will include Mr. Softee Food Truck, Sarah’s Latin Taste, Steamin’ Burger, It’s All Gravy, Country Grilled Chicken and Little Red Riding.

Featured breweries will be Lagunitas, Deschutes, Founders and Gabrinus, each pouring a range of beers from ales and IPAs to stouts and porters. There will also be a Margarita and Bloody Mary Bar.

Live music will kick off at from 11 am to 1 pm with Kickback, a San Francisco-based act founded in the mid-1970s and best known for its high-energy and crowd-pleasing entertainment. Armed with slick choreography and tasty horn licks. Whether it’s Top 40, Latin, Funk, Rock, or Jazz, you’ll find yourself dancing and singing to their infectious sound.

Aja Vu, a Steely Dan Tribute Band based in San Francisco, will take the stage from 2 pm to 4 pm. An award winning tribute to one of the most influential artists of cerebral rock and roll, Aja Vu captures the spirit of 70's, 80's and current Fagen and Becker gems as they were meant to be delivered in a powerful show which gets fans dancing.

From 5 pm to 7 pm is Journey Revisited, a group of professional musicians who are inspired by the music of Journey. This ensemble is dedicated to bringing the studio recordings of Journey to life on stage. What sets Journey Revisited apart is their drive to recreate Journey’s iconic studio recordings, and give the fans an opportunity to re-live those musical masterpieces.

Fun activities for kids of all ages include a magic show, live music, a special Kid’s Zone and space to play. Vendors at the 2017 San Mateo Bacon and Brew Festival will be offering a variety of arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry, games and more.

The 2017 San Mateo Bacon and Brew Festival will be held in the Central Mall at the Event Center of the San Mateo County Events Center. For more information about the event, including a complete schedule of events, please visit
$10 for General Admission and a free Pilsner glass; $20 for a VIP Pass that includes parking, General Admission and a free Pilsner glass

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