2nd annual Bacon Day scheduled for Saturday, April 10

Bacon. It’s brown. It’s salty. It’s crispy. It’s magically delicious.

Bacon is so delicious, in fact, that on Saturday, some Fayetteville folks have organized a tribute to the world’s tastiest food item with the 2nd Annual Bacon Day Celebration, beginning at 2 p.m. at Agri Park.

Bacon Day originated last year, when three friends decided to make it the theme of an upcoming birthday celebration. The idea was to invite a lot of friends, ask them to bring a creative bacon dish, and spend an entire day devouring tons and tons of tasty bacon.

The first Bacon Day was a huge success, resulting in the creation of the BA-K-47 (which became insanely famous in its own right), a huge party, and the decision to expand the event, invite the public, and make Bacon Day an annual tradition that all of Fayetteville could enjoy.

Bacon Day is free to attend, and with the forecast for Saturday calling for 71° temperatures and a 0% chance of precipitation, Bacon Day could end up being the best day of your life. Attendees are encouraged to bring some sort of creative bacon dish to share, and yard games, “bacon kites, bacon lawn darts, bacon baggo, etc” are strongly encouraged.

We got in touch with Nick Hamon, creator of the BA-K-47 and one of the founders of Bacon Day, and he was nice enough to answer some questions for us.

Fayetteville Flyer: What have you been listening to lately?
Nick Hamon: Mostly the sounds of gunfire on Battlefield Bad Company 2. Also, Broken Bells, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Liars, and whatever else randomly gets stuck in my head throughout the week.

FF: Tell us a bit about how Bacon Day came about?
NH: Myself, and my friends Quynh and Philip talked about having a day where everything we made and ate had to do with bacon. We decided it would be a great way to celebrate Philip’s birthday. After last year, we decided Bacon Day would be around the same time each year from then on.

FF: How many people showed up last year?
NH: We had around 75 friends show up. This year it is open to anyone though… anyone who loves bacon, that is.

FF: Looks like you are expanding the event in a big way this year. What are some of the things you have planned?
NH: First off, we are having it at a larger location. Philip’s house smelled like bacon for quite a while and we also just needed more space. Being outside at the park, people will have more room to hang out, play games and enjoy their bacon. This year is really a transition period for Bacon Day. We’re looking to make it bigger and better every year.

FF: Last year, you got crazy famous with the BA-K 47. How are you going to top that?
NH: That is a well kept secret. Three people other than myself know. One friend got it right on the first guess, so I had to tell him. I will say it’s more geeky than last year. You’ll just have to show up to find out.

FF: What are some of the weirdest bacon dishes people brought last year?
NH: A bacon chocolate smoothie, bacon custard, and bacon sushi were some of the more strange creations. All were surprisingly really good.

FF: What were some of the most surprisingly delicious bacon dishes?
NH: I would have to say the deep fried bacon was delicious, and didn’t last very long at all. One of my favorites was chocolate covered bacon strips. I wasn’t expecting that to be good, but it was incredible. A perfect balance of salty and sweet. There was also some bacon dip that was really amazing too.

FF: Is there anything else people need to know about bacon day?
NH: The weather is going to be sunny and 71? with 0% chance of precipitation. I’m guessing slight winds out of the South. There’s a lot of green space at the park, so bring outdoor games, or anything else fun.

Bacon Day

When:Saturday, April 10, 2 p.m.
Where: Agri Park, Fayetteville
Cost: Admission is free (Bringing a bacon dish is recommended)