Wisconsin’s Own Patrick Cudahy® Presents Baconfest 2017

Award-Winning Bacon Producer Celebrates Sixth Annual Bacon-Centric Event


Source: Smithfield Foods

via Nasdaq/GlobeNewswire - February 15, 2017


CUDAHY, Wis., Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patrick Cudahy®, The Home of Sweet Apple-Wood Smoked Flavor™, is bringing the best in bacon back to BACONFEST MILWAUKEE for the sixth straight year.


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Patrick Cudahy is returning as the presenting sponsor of 102.9 The HOG's BACONFEST MILWAUKEE. This year's celebration of all things bacon is happening Sunday, February 19th at the Event Center inside the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino from noon to 4 p.m.


Bacon lovers can delight in bacon-inspired creations from Milwaukee's best chefs, including Patrick Cudahy Brand Ambassador and Lambeau Field Executive Chef Heath Barbato. He will create sizzling new bacon recipes featuring a variety of all natural, sweet apple-wood smoked bacon and the brand’s latest addition, All Natural Uncured Black Forest Thick Cut Bacon.


“You can't have a bacon festival without the sweet apple-wood smoked flavor of Patrick Cudahy," said Bud Matthews, senior vice president for Smithfield Foods. "Patrick Cudahy loves to celebrate traditions like BACONFEST MILWAUKEE with our fans because we’ve been a part of the community for more than 129 years. BACONFEST is what Patrick Cudahy is all about: family, friends, fun, and bacon.”


Patrick Cudahy will be sampling its delicious Original Sweet Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon, which is still smoked the old-fashioned way in Cudahy, Wis. All-Natural Sweet Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon, Thick Sliced Double Smoked Bacon, and Patrick Cudahy All Natural Uncured Black Forest Thick Cut Bacon are also on the sampling menu. Attendees will be able to snap their photos in the Patrick Cudahy photo booth and share their love of bacon with friends on social media. Everyone who stops by the Patrick Cudahy display will also be treated to bacon-inspired recipe cards, bacon hats, and coupons.


For more information on BACONFEST MILWAUKEE 2017 or to purchase tickets, go to www.baconfestmke.com.


For more information about Patrick Cudahy, please visit www.patrickcudahy.com or www.Facebook.com/PatrickCudahyMeats.


Patrick Cudahy is a brand of Smithfield Foods.


About Patrick Cudahy

For more than 129 years, families throughout the Midwest have known the name Patrick Cudahy as one they can count on for quality, value and for the unmistakable flavor of Sweet Apple Wood. Our product line includes fully cooked and traditional bacon, bacon pieces and toppings, dry sausage, pepperoni, ham, deli, and sliced meats.


About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly's®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.



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