Bacon Festival Fairbanks
Friday May 22 - Saturday May 23, 2015
On May 22, 1906, a fire devastated Fairbanks.
The first fire hydrants had been installed just a few weeks prior
and when all the hoses in town were deployed there was not enough
pressure to quench the blaze. When tasked with what to do the
NC Machine shop manager called for sides of bacon to be thrown
in the boiler to increase the temperature.
It was thus that more than a ton of bacon was burned that day
to save our town. What better reason to celebrate this salty meat!
Bacon saved our Bacon. Let's Party!
visit www.baconfestivalfairbanks.com for tickets and information.
Celebrating 30 years
as a major contributor to Fairbanks' development
Fairbanks has a rich history. Our website is a great place to explore the history of our development as a city and get to know
many of the characters who helped make us who we are today. Did you know that over the past 30 years Festival Fairbanks has not
only hosted commemorative events surrounding major historic anniversaries of the State of Alaska and Fairbanks we have left lasting
tributes for our people to enjoy for generations. Our projects include:
Festival Fairbanks is a Non-Profit 501(C)(3) Community Service
Organization, officially designated by the Fairbanks City Council to
plan, organize, develop and coordinate commemorative activities for the
City of Fairbanks.
Our mission is to enhance the long-term quality of life for
Interior Alaska residents through tourism and economic development,
historic preservation through recognition of significant historical
anniversaries, education and beautification.