The City of Belton is partnering with H-E-B plus! for its annual Belton's Bacon, Blues & Brews festival.
The two-day festival takes place near the Historic Bell County Courthouse and features live entertainment, adult beverages, and a bacon cook-off between local food trucks where the winning team takes home a cash prize.
The festival begins with a kickoff party from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, featuring:
- 1st Cavalry Division Rock Band, 5-6:30 m.
- The Damn Torpedoes (Tom Petty Tribute Band), 7-9 p.m.
- Beverages for Sale by Local Breweries
- Food Truck Ally
On Saturday, Sept. 24, the festival continues, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with more blues music and brews, but the main event is a Food Truck Competition with bacon inspired dishes using bacon donated by Belton's H-E-B plus! (10 lbs. per team).
From 11a.m.-1 p.m., food trucks will compete against each other for the best tasting bacon inspired dish. Samples will be available until they run out. The Grand Prize Winner will take home a $500 cash prize, Second place a $350 cash prize, and the People's Choice Award will receive $250.
To register a food truck, visit www.seebelton.com or call Judy Garrett at (254) 721-3180. Registration fee is $200. Participants may sell their specialties but are encouraged to hand out samples as judges will be in attendance.
Saturday features the following from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.:
- C. Clark, the Godfather of Austin Blues, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Blue Louie Band, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
- Texas Flood Band (Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band), 4-7 p.m.
Come out and enjoy Belton's Bacon, Blues & Brews festival!