Beach, Bacon and Brews

Lincoln City will be sizzling this Saturday, July 13, as the Beach, Bacon and Brewfest returns for a fifth year of decadent delights at Chinook Winds Casino Resort.

Held on the casino’s oceanfront lot, the fun-filled event will see charity cooking teams serving up bacon bites for guests to enjoy, with all proceeds from bacon bit sales going straight to the good causes.

Using meat provided by Sunnyvalley Bacon, the charity teams will be competing to win votes from the tasting public as well as vying for the approval of judges including Helen Raptis of AM Northwest.

Guests can sample the delectable creations in exchange for bacon bit tickets, which are available at a dollar apiece. This year’s participating nonprofits are Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce, Depoe Bay Food Pantry, Family Promise of Lincoln County, American Legion Post #116, My Sisters’ Place, Taft Tiger Boosters, Neighbors For Kids, Bay City Cruisers, RSVP and Mouse Factory Cooperative Preschool.

In addition to the bacon recipe competition, food vendors will be serving up a host of other specialties, which guests can enjoy alongside some 20 microbrews and ciders.

Bigfoot Beverages has assembled an all-star line up of breweries from all over Oregon, including Ace Cider, Arch Rock, Avid Cider, Bauman’s Cider, Breakside Brewery, Buoy Beer Company, Fort George Brewery, GoodLife Brewing, McKenzie Brewing, Nectar Creek Mead, Ninkasi Brewing, Oakshire Brewing, Pelican Brewery and Three Creeks Brewing.

There will be live music all day, with Rock N’ Roll Cowboys from noon to 1:30 pm, Fun with Jo from 2 to 3:30 pm and Short Notice from 4 to 5:30 pm.

Tickets for this 21-and-over event are $25 from www.chinookwindscasino.com and include $5 in free slot play. Designated driver tickets are available at a reduced price.

The Beach, Bacon and Brewfest runs from noon to 6 pm at Chinook Winds Casino Resort, 1777 NW 44th Street.

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