Belton’s Bacon, Blues & Brews draws in large crowds


Hundreds of people came to enjoy some beer, bacon, and live music outside of the Bell County Courthouse. 

For months the city has been planning the brand new event. 

Even though it’s new, Mayor Marion Grayson says it’s here to stay.

“We love it, It’s so fun look at everyone having a blast, we’re so excited to be here and for the years to come,” said Grayson. 

Dozens of vendors were parked outside the streets selling food truck snacks, sno-cones, and of course, beer. 

 “It’s really fun, i’m kind of excited as to how many people are out here, especially since it’s raining, no yeah it’s good!” said Renee Gutmereut, while she enjoyed a beer. 

Tonight’s kick off is only the start of the festivities- Saturday a bacon cook-off will be held at noon. 

Each party has been donated 20 pounds of bacon by H-E-B. 

The winner, votes casted by the public, will get a chance to have the recipe featured in H-E-B Stores. 

“It’s a big deal!” said Eric Tovar from H-E-B, “You’re going to want to be here Saturday so come down town! Enjoy the event, enjoy the vendors, and who doesn’t love bacon?!”

The event is free to the public. 

Tickets for the bacon cook-off are 50 cents to vote and taste test all of the bacon. 

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