CURED Bacon Festival and Chef’s Competition

Sat, Jul 21, 2018

CURED Bacon Festival and Chef’s Competition

Bacon lovers, rejoice! The CURED Bacon Festival and Chef’s Competition will return to Charlottesville’s Sprint Pavilion on Saturday, July 21 from 1-5 p.m. Celebrating Charlottesville’s thriving local food scene, CURED will feature local music, local beer and wine with an emphasis on participating area restaurants’ unique bacon-themed tasting plates. Featured restaurants will be announced soon.  

“We are proud to be bringing back this locally-focused, food event to the Downtown Mall,” said Sprint Pavilion General Manager Kirby Hutto. “We have such a great group of local chefs and locally owned restaurants and it is fun to bring them all together for some friendly competition that benefits a great local non-profit.  We expect this festival to be one of the highlights of the summer at the Sprint Pavilion.”

CURED Cup Competition
The restaurants will be competing for the awarding of the CURED Cup for the crowd’s favorite restaurant.  Patrons will make their choices by depositing their ballot at their favorite booth.  Patrons are encouraged to “stuff the ballot boxes” by purchasing additional ballots for $1 each.  All proceeds from the balloting will go to the Local Food Hub to support their work to connect local small framers with new markets for their locally grown food.

GA Early Bird: $30, limited until June 15
GA: $35, June 16 - July 20
GA Day of Event: $40

Includes admission to the Fest with free sample tastings from all participating restaurants. Each restaurant will also be selling full servings directly.  Beer, wine, and cider available for purchase, One CURED Cup ballot.

VIP: $75
Includes Early Admission at Noon, Tastings from all participating restaurants, access to the VIP area on stage with seating and luxury VIP only bathrooms.  Special VIP tastings during the day.  Several presentations by bacon experts, Two CURED Cup ballots, and Two Beer or Wine tickets.  VIP Purchasers must be 21 or over.

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The goal of the Sprint Pavilion is to provide a safe, enjoyable environment for all of our patrons, our performers, and our staff. With that in mind, beginning in 2018, we will enact new security procedures to make sure that prohibited or dangerous items are not brought into the venue. For all events, including Fridays After Five, patron points of entry will be limited and there will be a bag check for any packages brought inside the gates.  We encourage our patrons to travel light but, if you do have bags or packages with you, plan for the entry to take a few moments as our staff inspects the bags. We appreciate your patience so that we can all feel safe. Unfortunately, we do not offer any bag check so please familiarize yourself with our list of prohibited items and leave them at home.

For all ticketed events, we will be instituting a higher level of security. All patrons will be asked to walk through our metal detectors after emptying their pockets of any metal objects. Patrons may opt for a pat down inspection should they choose. We will have plenty of lines open and we hope that this procedure will flow smoothly and not delay your entrance to the venue. Should you bring bags with you to ticketed events, we will still need to inspect the parcel prior to you passing thru the metal detectors. Once again, we appreciate your patience as we work to ensure the safety of all of our patrons.

  • Doors

    1:00 PM
  • Show

    1:00 PM
  • Price

    $30 General Admission Early Bird until June 15

    $35 General Admission June 16 - July 20

    $40 General Admission Day of Event

    $75 VIP

    Children 10 & Under FREE with no tastings


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