Bristol, TN – Bacon, or as it is more commonly referred to: “meat candy”, is becoming a cultural phenomenon.  So why not host a Bacon Festival to celebrate the love of this iconic food?  Well, that’s just what the owners of Positive Approach Events in Johnson City, Tennessee have decided to do on September 1, 2012.

For three years, Brandi and Travis Woodall watched as the nation’s obsession grew and bacon festivals continued to crop up in several cities.   “I stumbled upon this idea for an event years ago, and thought, now that’s interesting, “said Brandi.  “Travis and I love bacon and so I began to ask others about how they felt and was amazed at the positive feedback we kept receiving for the idea.”

So they began researching.  And found that not only is bacon loved nationally in the US, but it is also an international marvel as well.  And coincidentally the date they chose just happens to be International Bacon Day.  “It was like a sign!” exclaimed Travis.  “And as we are a very community minded company, we began to think of charities that could benefit from an event of this magnitude and put in a call to Bristol Motor Speedway.” 

“We are thrilled that the great people hosting the TriCities Bacon Fest wanted to make us part of the excitement as well,” said Claudia Byrd, Director of Speedway Children’s Charities-Bristol Chapter.  “We are honored they chose Speedway Children’s Charities to benefit from the proceeds of this extremely unique event.  I hope everyone will come out and have a wonderful time on September 1st!  Doing so will allow us to help more deserving children in our region. 

TriCities Bacon Fest will be held on September 1, 2012 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  The event will feature music, arts/craft vendors, and of course..bacon!  Tickets will be on sale this summer and are sure to move fast as most bacon festivals in the nation sell out within minutes.  For more information fans can visit them online at or find them on facebook at