The first Bacon Brew & Que event is coming to Tuscaloosa on October 7-8, and tickets are now available to purchase. This year combines the best of Bacon and Brewfest with the Bama Brew & Que event to bring you two days worth of food, drinks, and live music.

The event will get underway on Friday night with a pre-party at the Munny Sokol Park horse arena. Patrons will have an opportunity to taste items from the BBQ teams as they prepare for Saturday's competition. Friday night will also include live music along with alcohol and food for purchase.

Saturday will bring a full schedule of activities. The BBQ teams will be grilling most of the morning, while the gates open for the bacon and beer tasting at 1PM for VIPs. General admission will begin at 2:30 and patrons will get to try a long list of craft beers and bacon dishes from local restaurants.

The bacon and beer tasting will end at 5PM, but this year's event will continue for a couple hours with live music for those that don't want to leave right away.

Like previous years, VIP tickets will provide you with an extra 90 minutes of tasting on Saturday and a free t-shirt. But this year's VIP ticket also includes admission into Friday night's pre-party.  These tickets are limited so purchase them early to guarantee yourself VIP access.

Ticket options

VIP ($45) - Includes early entry into Bacon, Brew & Que at 1:00pm. Free T-shirt, official sample glass and access to all beer and bacon samples. *Also free entry into Friday night BBQ sampling Pre-Party

General Admission - Saturday ($30) - Admission into Bacon, Brew & Que at 2:30pm. Includes a sample glass and access to all beer and bacon samples.

Friday Night Pre-Party ($5) - Entry into the Friday night event with BBQ tasting, live music, and food and beer to be purchased.

Designated Driver - Saturday ($10) - Access to all bacon samples from 2:30-5:00 on Saturday.