Since 2014, the Bacon Bash has raised over $193,000 thanks to sponsors and guests like you. All proceeds go back to the community through grants and service projects.

Kick off your summer with the tastiest event of the season! The Rotary Club of Warwick at City Center welcomes you to our signature annual charity event hosted at the Virginia Living Museum. 

Enjoy bacon-themed dishes from favorite area restaurants and food trucks, along with live music, a signature bourbon cocktail battle, and local craft beer and cider. Vote for your favorites to decide the annual “People’s Choice Award.” 

Get your tickets today! $65 in advance, $75 at the door.

What To Expect


Enjoy bacon-themed bites from local restaurants competing to win your vote.


Raise a glass with VA craft beer and cider. Sample signature bourbon cocktails. Wine and non-alcoholic options served too.

Live music 

Get down with live music from local favorites Brother Lucy.


Have a great time for a good cause! Event proceeds support grants and service projects benefitting the community.


restaurants + Food trucks

In addition to the “People’s Choice Award,” our Bacon Bash judges will determine which restaurants win

“Judge’s Choice,” “Most Savory,” “Most Oink,” “Most Original,” and “Best Presentation”

Congratulations to our 2024 winners: 

People’s Choice Best Restaurant | Smoke BB Restaurant and Bar
People’s Choice Best Cocktail |1631 Burgers Bourbon & Brew
Judged Most Savory | Momo’s Cafe
Judged Most Oink | DD214 Smokehouse
Judged Most Original | Kitchen 740
Judged Best Restaurant | Sate: A New American Experience 




Thank You To our Sponsors 










Deibler CPA








Bob & Rebecca Kleinhample

Father’s Place of Rest












Michael M. Gleason with Abbitt Realty


Kenny Janes


Kathy Macklin


Kevin O’Connell

Jim & Lynn Probsdorfer














Ella & Kim Abney


Davetta & Bill RineharT


2024 Event Photo Credits: Donald James Photography, LLC (

See You There

Virginia Living Museum

524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601