Mark your calendars, fans of beer and bacon -- an event combining both of these things is coming to Omaha this summer.
The first Omaha Beer and Bacon Festival will take place at the Old Mattress Factory on Aug. 3, beginning at 3 p.m. The event will feature six bacon-laden dishes from six food vendors and a dozen local craft brews. A panel of judges will select the winning bacon dish.
The event is a fundraiser for the Omaha Jaycees and the Ronald McDonald House of Omaha. A limited number of advance tickets are available for $30 at www.omahabeerandbacon.com.