The Bacon Festival of America is bringing home the bacon to San Jose with a two-day extravaganza of bacon, beer, wrestling, s’mores and more this Labor Day weekend.

15,000 bacon lovers are expected this Saturday and Sunday at Plaza de Cesar Chavez for the third annual Bacon Festival of America, produced by food truck event planner Moveable Feast.

Earlier this month organizers celebrated the festival’s return by launching a few strips of bacon 90,000 feet into the upper atmosphere with a weather balloon from south San Jose. A video released today captures its dramatic ascent and safe return to Morgan Hill, where it was found by landscapers:

“We bought a GPS tracker and actually had a chase vehicle to chase the balloon,” says Movable Feast founder Ryan Sebastian. He says after a few launch attempts and modifications, the mission was a success and his team found the GoPro five minutes after it landed with a parachute.

For those who ready for some bacon right here on Earth, the Bacon Festival of America will offer much more than basic breakfast bacon, with creative specials offer by food trucks from from all over the Bay Area. This year includes local favorites Rib Whip, Road Dogs, Takoz Mod Mex, Waffle Amore and many more.

“Each truck will be featuring at least one bacon-themed dish,” says Mark Arroyo, special events manager for Moveable Feast. “It’s different every year, so I’m looking forward to what the trucks will be creating.”

Bacon will get an east-meets-west makeover in dishes like the crunchy Mac n’ Cheese Bacon Bit Eggrolls from Soulnese and the bacon-wrapped “Miso Dog” topped with miso slaw and garlic on a buttered Hawaiian bun from Oh Miso Hungry.

Even dessert will get the savory treatment in dishes such as maple candied bacon donut bread pudding and bacon cupcakes from Fairycakes.

Craft beer tasting from local breweries, such as Hermitage Brewing Company, Strike Brewing Company and West Coast stronghold Lagunitas Brewing Company, will also be available on site.

Beyond food and drinks, the festival will offer classic American summer camp games at Family Camp and live music from Gary Smith Blues Band and Pam Hawkins and Aftermath on Saturday, and Funky Gators and AC Miles Blues Band on Sunday.

In past years, long lines and bacon shortages were a problem, but festival organizers say they are ready for this year’s crowds.

“We have taken steps to improve the festival every year since Bacon Festival of America back in 2013,” Arroyo says. “It was no secret that the first year hosting the bacon festival was somewhat of a disaster—no shade, running out of bacon, very long lines—and we are certainly not proud of it. However, it took those pitfalls to know exactly what we needed to do in order to make it better.

“With that said, the second year around improved dramatically. We moved the festival from the flea market to Plaza de Cesar Chavez, which had plenty of shade, parking locations and space for people to eat and enjoy themselves. And the wait times were much more manageable since we added more trucks.”

The festival will take place September 5-6 at Plaza de Cesar Chavez starting at noon. More info.