CURED: Central Virginia Bacon Festival

A selection of Charlottesville’s finest locally owned restaurants will be on site offering 2-3 bacon-themed dishes.  You’ll have the chance to sample dishes from a James Beard nominated chef, a dish from a Forbes Five Star resort or a dish from your favorite diner.

Each chef will showcase a dish made with bacon from The Rock Barn as well as other bacon creations of their own. Restaurants working with The Rock Barn include: Ivy Provisions, The Ivy Inn, MayaDr. Ho’s Humble Pie, Blue Moon Diner & many others!

Starr Hill will be offering a variety of their local brewed beers with some specific recommendations for certain dishes.

Following their tastings, patrons will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite restaurant. One ballot is included with GA tickets and additional are available for $1. All proceeds will go to the Local Food Hub.

Local Food Hub is a nonprofit that partners with Virginia farmers to increase community access to local food. It provides the support services, infrastructure, and market opportunities that connect people with food grown close to home.

The official CURED Cup trophy is proudly provided by Keller & George Jewelers.


  • 700 E. Main St.
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

Region: Downtown Mall Area

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