Cary Events

The cold of winter turning into the warmer days of spring signifies one thing for Triangle area residents, as the premier outdoor event venue, Cary’s Koka Booth Ampitheatre reopens, just a short drive from your new house at Fuquay Varina’s South Lakes new home community, kicking off its schedule of Cary Events with the annual Beer and Bacon Festival on Saturday, March 28.

Showcasing 75 craft beers from the local area as well as brews from across the globe to be sampled, and food from 15 of the top restaurants across the Triangle, Koka Booth’s  “Bacon and Beer Festival” is slowly becoming a Cary Events tradition in kicking off the spring season. Referred to by their own website as “Cary’s Porkiest Playtime,” the “all-you-care-to-taste” event also showcases 10 different bacons from across the United States.

In addition to the wide array of craft beers and multitude of bacon themed dishes, attendees of the  “Beer and Bacon Fest” receive several goodies that they can bring home as a keepsake from this top draw among Cary Events. A free souvenir glass commemorating the event as well as a t-shirt for each of the first 100 guests in line at each session are just the start of the gifts courtesy of Koka Booth Amphitheatre. In addition, there are live local music acts on the Koka Booth stage the entire day and a $500 “Best Bacon Dish” contest as well. As if the two tons of bacon to be cooked on the griddles throughout the day, there will also be a “Butchering 101” class hosted on the venue’s main stage.

With last year’s event selling out in a hurry, you will not want to delay in getting tickets early for the “Beer and Bacon Fest.” Several different ticket options are available, prices varying for VIP sessions to regular beer tasting admission. Further information on this top draw among Cary Events this spring are available at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre website at