This weekend promises a hat trick of foodie festivals ranging from a food truck mecca to a bacon-focused brew-haha. Here's the lowdown:

Eat Real Festival: Oakland's annual ode to gourmet street food, handcrafted beer and DIY fare rolls out at Jack London Square this weekend. Enjoy everything from street tacos and empanadas to mac and cheese, galettes and fruity popsicles. There's a beer shed, a wine barn and a workshop on how to launch a brewery. And the butchery competition -- featuring champion cutters, curers and chefs -- is back, along with the Great Butter Shakedown and chef demos by everyone from Juhu Beach Club's Preeti Mistry to Pizzaiolo's Charlie Hallowell. We hear Top Chef's Josie Smith-Malave is making an appearance, too. Catch the fun from 1-9 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and until 5 p.m. Sunday. Last year's festival drew 150,000 people, so get there early. Free admission; http://eatrealfest.com.

Roger Feely, of Soul Cocina in San Francisco, squeezes lemon juice to the dish called Bhelpuri as festival goers await in line during the Eat Real Festival
Roger Feely, of Soul Cocina in San Francisco, squeezes lemon juice to the dish called Bhelpuri as festival goers await in line during the Eat Real Festival in Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. The festival featured 80 street food carts in the three days worth of cooking and butchery demos. (Ray Chavez/Staff) ( RAY CHAVEZ )

Bacon and Brew Festival: This San Mateo food fest features your favorite things: bacon and beer. Plus live music, food vendors -- who will be riffing on the bacon theme, of course -- and libations galore. Catch the festivities from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Central Park, 50 E. Fifth Ave. Admission is $10 and includes a free large beer, glass of wine or soft drink. 650-401-2440, www.sanmateochamber.org/bbf.


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Salsa Festival: When Redwood City throws its annual salsa festivities, you can expect to find both the tomato kind and the dancing version. So kick up your heels, down some salsa and get ready to rumble (or rumba) -- it's a free-for-all for anyone who loves spicy cuisine. Grown-ups can check out the tequila tasting, and kids will flock to the hands-on art projects, bounce house and other family-friendly activities. Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Courthouse Square. Free admission; www.redwoodcity.org/events/salsafest.html.