The inaugural BACON EGGS AND KEGS festival held the weekend before last at First Tennessee Park was a real crowdpleaser for Nashvillians, selling out a day before the event.
It was a beautiful fall day in Nashville as a crowd lined up and streamed in through the gates anxiously-anticipating the brunch festival.
I mean…THIS is a bloody mary, y'all! 🍸🤣 From the 30 ft. long bloody mary bar sponsored by Tito's Vodka at Bacon Eggs and Kegs! @firsttnpark @baconeggskegs @titosvodka 🥓🥚🍺 ▪ ▪ ▪ #baconeggsandkegs #nashvilletn #nashville #brunch #food #beer #foodie #foodporn #festival #fall #fun #new #cool #photos #photooftheday #insta #instaphoto #instagram #instagramer #instagramers #instadaily #instagood #instafun
Festival goers were given mini plastic mugs to fill and treated to all-you-can-drink craft beer from various local companies, fruity hard cider offered by local makers, mimosas made with either grapefruit or orange juice, Irish cream coffee served hot or cold, tasty boozy root beer floats, and a 30-foot long bloody mary bar sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka featuring a smorgasbord of items to add to your large cup the staff fixed for you in spicy or regular bloody mary mix. It was basically a brunch on sticks, if you pleased. I know I indulged and thoroughly enjoyed it as you could add 5 extra items of your choice beyond the various flavors of rim seasoning, celery, and olive that came with each cup. Unfortunately, the line got too long as those in attendance discovered the fabulousness of the huge bloody mary bar that featured boiled shrimp, bacon, boiled eggs, fried cheese sticks, chicken, pickles, olives, and much more to add to your drink as you pleased. Needless to say, it was quite the hit and never could get that second round. Oh, well, probably did not need another anyway, plenty of other tasty drinks to try all around.
So many choices, SO MANY CHOICES for my bloody mary this morning from the 30 ft. long bloody mary bar sponsored by Tito's Vodka at Bacon Eggs and Kegs! @firsttnpark @baconeggskegs @titosvodka 🥓🥚🍺🍸 ▪ ▪ ▪ #baconeggsandkegs #nashvilletn #nashville #brunch #food #beer #foodie #foodporn #festival #fall #fun #new #cool #photos #photooftheday #insta #instaphoto #instagram #instagramer #instagramers #instadaily #instagood #instafun
Food was not included in the ticket price, but various enticing dining options of bunch items were available for purchase from several food trucks present offering generous dishes priced from $3 to $9 for everything from savory breakfast scrambles, bacon in a cup, shrimp & grits to waffles.
Festival goers could also participate in several fun activities to enjoy the day at the park by playing putt-putt golf, ping pong, giant jinga, cornhole, a huge bouncy house or find a comfy chair and/or table scattered all around the park to bask in the sunlight or find shade, too.
The festival planners who held the very first BACON EGGS AND KEGS festival in Seattle has already announced after the sell out of the event that it will return next year to Nashville.
It was a well-organized and fun event. Hope to be able to partake in it next year. Maybe next time I’ll brave the long line that is bound to form again to get that 2nd bloody mary from the awesome 30-foot bloody mary bar that is the hallmark of this festival. Until then, cheers!