Bacon Labor Day welcomes more food vendors

It’s the third annual Bacon Labor Day in Simpsonville City Park September 4 and 5.

Organizer Mark Rodeffer said the festival will have more food vendors than ever and he hoped to welcome big crowds.

“It’s been hugely popular. My first year we strayed with an idea and we had 3500 people here and last year we hosted 8000 and today we expect to exceed that,” Rodeffer said.

Vendors will serve goodies like chocolate covered bacon, maple bacon fudge, bacon flavored sunday’s ice creams and funnel cakes.

The Hillcrest High School band will send chocolate chip bacon cookies and the Boy Scouts will sell a meat treat as well.

There will be live music at The Bacon Jam Stage featuring musical performances from local and regional bands. If you enjoy the bluegrass genre of music Sunday is your day to attend the festival. Hot As A Pepper kicks off our live music on Monday at 11am, followed by Split Shot at 2pm. Both of these local bands cover a variety of songs and are crowd favorites.

Rodeffer said Monday also features the Bacon Labor Car Show with all your automotive favorites. It’s open to all vehicles, but judging is divided into modern and classic categories.

This year Bacon Labor Day has partnered the Hot Rods and Happy Hour to produce the car show and we’re expecting a record number of cars. Cars have pre-registered from the Columbia and North Augusta areas already, so our fans will be treated to some great sights.

Simpsonville City Park is located at 405 E. Curtis St, Simpsonville, SC 29681. Admission to Bacon Labor Day is $3 per person, 4 people for $10, and kids 5 and under are free. More details can be found online at

Bacon Labor Day

Bacon Jerkey

Chocolate covered bacon

Maple Bacon Ice Cream Sundae

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