Bacon Ball 2013

May 18 Bacon Ball moves to Oxmoor Farm to handle swelling crowd

The Louisville Visual Arts Association’s third-annual Bacon Ball is leaving the Louisville Water Tower site for more a spacious pen at Oxmoor Farm, located just behind Oxmoor Mall.

Last year’s event drew 1,200 bacon lovers, requiring the switch to a larger venue.

The May 18 event is, as you can imagine, all about bacon—and pork in general—and the myriad ways you can cook it and, well, never tire of it.

Several restaurants will cook pork-centered dishes and compete for the coveted Bacon King award, voted on guests and a celebrity judge. Those restaurants include Decca, NABC Bank Street Brewery, Proof on Main, Hammerheads, Silver Dollar, Rye, Eiderdown and The Seafood Connection.

Last year, the chef duo from Hammerheads, long regarded among the city’s princes of pork cookery, won the title.

Expect plenty of beverages from Four Roses Bourbon, Cumberland Brews, and Bluegrass Brewing Co., music by Johnny Berry & The Outliers, and a silent auction as well.

Sure, it’s dubbed a ball, but you needn’t consider wearing a gown made of bacon—though Lady Gaga might think it’s cool—or even tucking a few carefully aligned strips of the stuff into your tux jacket in place of your kerchief—which Homer Simpson would admire.

It’s a casual night out which runs from 7-11 p.m. and costs $30 for LVAA members (who, if they buy pairs for $50 each) or $40 for non-members (or $70 for pair). Click here to get tickets.

It’s never too late to join LVAA, so click here if that interests you.

Proceeds from this night of nitrates includes LVAA programs such as JCPS Art Supply Fund, Artebella, Children’s Fine Art Classes and OPEN DOORS.