Bacon, beer and a “Bachelor” at Broncos’ stadium, and more things to do in Denver this weekend

Bacon, Beer and Ben

Saturday. A football stadium filled with bacon. Let’s just take a second to think about how great that’s going to smell. The Bacon and Beer Classic will make its return to Sports Authority Field this weekend and, along with the bacon and the beer, it’s bringing in Bachelor Ben, too. Denverite Ben Higgins will be on hand to judge bacon creations from more than 30 local restaurants including Que Bueno Suerte, GQue Championship BBQ, Euclid Hall, The Lobby and many more. To wash it all down, there will be samples of 100 craft beers from local and regional breweries. Games at the event include giant Jenga at the 50-yard line (I mean, come on, when else will you be on the Broncos 50?), bob for bacon (uh, what?) in the end zone, and photo opps galore. There are three ticket types for the event from $69 to $125 that include added perks like an expedited line and a lounge in the visiting team locker room. Tickets and information at

A sweet weekend

Friday and Saturday. What could be better than a room full of chocolate? Not much, if you ask me. The 11th annual Colorado Chocolate Festival will fill the Denver Mart with more than 50,000 chocolate samples from companies all over the country that will satisfy even the sweetest of teeth. The party starts with a happy hour at 5 p.m. on Friday that will pair beer, wine and chocolate. The night will continue with game and tastings. Doors open at 10 the following morning, and there will be free chocolate cake for moms at 11 a.m. (And no, you cannot consider that her gift.) Afternoon activities include the Pudding Eating Contest, the Chocolatier Championship Awards, more games and, of course, more samples. Tickets to the event are $5. Taste Tickets to sample the treats during the festival are $10 for 12. Friday, 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 58th and Interstate 25.

Family Fun

Through Sunday. It’s a truck rally. No, wait, it’s a carnival. Err, actually, it’s a music festival. Well, good news for you: It’s all of the above. The Northglenn Food Truck Carnival is wheelin’ the party into town (120th & I-25) this weekend for the third year. Where else can you check out 85 food trucks, carts and trailers from the local scene all

Source:: The Denver Post – Lifestyle


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