Pigs Rejoice, Humans Mourn as Richmond Bacon Festival is Canceled

Pigs Rejoice, Humans Mourn as Richmond Bacon Festival is Canceled

With the city of Richmond is taking over responsibilities for the 17th Street Farmers Market on July 1st, Enrichmond Foundation has decided that the streets shall not be filled with the smell of bacon on June 9th.

On June 9th, the Richmond Bacon Festival was scheduled to tempt the tastebuds of Richmonders.  That temptation has been canceled and at this time there are no alternative bacon opportunities beyond your local butcher and grocer.

Here’s the message posted on Facebook:

As the City of Richmond assumes programming responsibilities of the 17th Street Market on July 1, the Enrichmond Foundation is focusing our efforts on activating other public spaces around the Richmond region with our events. It is with difficulty that we announce that we will be canceling this year’s Bacon Festival due to the need to efficiently and effectively changeover all programming to Parks and Rec.

During this transition year, we are retooling Bacon Festival to reenergize and specialize its mission to support Richmond’s parks. We hope to see you this season as we continue to celebrate Richmond’s public resources with you!

This would have been the 6th year of the festival.

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