Grand Forks, ND

The Beer and Bacon Festival is the premier event and celebration of all things brews and bacon. The mission of the Beer and Bacon Festival is to provide education, recognition and downright gluttony of America’s other past time, all while showcasing shining stars of swine and providing exposure to one of the fastest and on-trend entertainment events in the nation.


From community leaders to students, local residents to the greater Midwest region, thousands of beer and bacon enthusiasts will enjoy hours of sampling the best bacon-inspired dishes with carefully selected beer pairings.

Saturday, February 18

Alerus Center
1200 42nd St, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Happy Harry’s Beer and Bacon Festival is the region’s original beer and bacon event and will again bring many delicious beers and bacon dishes together.  The event will feature 12+ local restaurants that will showcase numerous bacon dishes.  The event will also offer samples of approximately 100 different craft beers.  All samples are included in the price of admission.

Event Info

100+ beer varieties

12+ bacon samples

Cloverdale bacon eating contest

Mechanical pig riding


Live entertainment

Ages 21+ welcome

VIP session entry: 3:30pm

GA session entry: 5:00pm

Event concludes: 8:00pm

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  • VIP Tickets
  • $50/ + fees
    • 90 minute early entry
    • Commemorative pint
    • Commemorative bottle opener
    • Bacon samples (while supplies last)
    • Beer samples
    • Roasted hog pork snacks
    • Live entertainment
    • Limited availability
  • GA Tickets
  • $20/ + fees
    • Event entry
    • Commemorative pint
    • Beer samples
    • Bloody mary samples
    • Bacon samples (while supplies last)
    • Live entertainment

Sold Out!

Purchase GA Tickets

$20 advance / $25 at the door

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