Sounds like the Maryland Bacon Festival was a shit show
The first-ever Maryland Bacon Festival was held last Saturday at Rash Field, offering a variety of dishes featuring the salted pork, music, beer, vendors, and more. With chamber of commerce weather and great food, what could possibly go wrong? Apparently everything.
An overwhelming number of reviews on the Maryland Bacon Festival’s Facebook page were strongly negative, with attendees complaining about long lines, confusing ticket policies, and a lack of food. Below are a few samples:
Yikes! Naturally, this prompted a response from the organizers, which reads:
A message from the MD Bacon Festival,
We want to thank all who attended the MD Bacon Festival this weekend. While a lot went right with the event and thousands of people ate thousands of bacon themed food items, listened to great music, and got to enjoy a new Inner Harbor festival, we recognized the same problems and issues that many people are currently commenting on. We are taking everyone’s comments very seriously so that we can learn from some of the things that went wrong with the event, and as promoters, our primary goal was only to deliver a quality event that everyone could enjoy.
We understand and sympathize with the displeasure over this first showing, and we hope you will accept our sincere apology if your experience was not what you had hoped for. We can promise you that when we produce another Bacon Festival, be it here or elsewhere, every shortcoming of Saturday’s event will be addressed, and we will not make the same mistakes twice. Our solutions to the issues with this past event will be clearly spelled out on our website, so you will be able to see that we take our role as event organizers very seriously, and we will strive to make our future events more successful.
Please feel free to address your concerns with us directly by emailing us at CharmCityFoodEvents@Gmail.com.
We sincerely welcome all feedback, and want to hear both your complaints and your suggestions.
MD Bacon Festival
Doesn’t sound like there’s much hope of getting your money back, bacon lovers. Did you attend? Tell us about your experience in the comments.