Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables will host its first annual Bacon & BBQ Classic on October 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will indulge bites from South Florida’s favorite pit masters, as well as flights of bourbon or beer at the inaugural event. While savoring delicious plates, guests will rock out to live music by Yacht Rock and a day-long set by the event DJ. The kids are welcome to join in on the fun by participating in scavenger hunts, Gunny Sack races, watermelon eating contests, and more.
Barbecue and bacon lovers will treat themselves to bites from the following vendors: La Traila, Key West Sweets, TJ’s Southern Kitchen, Pig Floyd, Bodega Taqueria, Rolled, and Burda. Meat N’ Bone and The Barrel, the signature product of ChefSmoke, will demonstrate the best of grilling, roasting, and smoking, with bonus samples of chicharrones available.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for seniors (ages 65 and older), and $12 for children (between 6 and 17 years old). Admission is free for members and children younger than 5 years old. Members may claim tickets here and non-members may purchase tickets here.