Bacon Fest

I am going to Des Moines Iowa. I know what your thinking, “Mosley, why in the hell are you going to Iowa”? Well I am going to Iowa for the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. That’s right, a whole day of nothing but bacon and PBR.

WHAT: Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival.
WHERE: El Bait Shop and High Life Lounge, 200 S.W. Second St., Des Moines.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1.
ADMISSION: $30, which includes T-shirt, bacon bracelet, bacon menu and samples, bacon lecture, one drink, $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon draw and bacon-eating contest. Tickets available Friday at El Bait Shop.

I thought $30 was a lot of money, but if you think about wine tasting events cost that much and you don’t even get a free t-shirt. So I think its a good value after you really think about what your getting. Which its a whole day dedicated to enjoying bacon!

Here is the days Agenda:
10:00 Registration and Breakfast, Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit
10:30 First Tasting
11:00 All About Bacon lecture from Leo Landis & Second Tasting
11:30 Third Tasting
12:00 Fourth Tasting & Bacon Showcase
1:00 Lunch 7 course Bacon Meal – cheeseburger sliders, bacon wrapped shrimp, bacon wrapped tots, rumaki, armadillo egg (cheese wrapped with a pepper wrapped with chicken that is then wrapped in bacon and fried), candied bacon and Bacon Maple Cheesecake with a Templeton Rye Whiskey Walnut Glaze (A guy from Sara Lee’s test kitchen in Chicago was testing it out last week.)
1:30 Fifth Tasting
2:00 That boy is a P.I.G. eating contest
2:30 Sixth Tasting
3:00 Announcement of Blue Ribbon winners!

The Des Moines Register wrote a nice article about the event. Look near the bottom and see who they mention (ME!). Even the local bloggers are talking about it, check out this article from Pressdog.

While I am at this event I am going to be live blogging it via cellphone (Centro). I will be posting text updates to my Twitter and posting photo updates to my Flickr. I will also be taking my Flip Ultra to shoot some videos to post on YouTube. The Monday after the event I will compile all this information into a nice blog post. Just in case you were not able to follow the updates live.

UPDATE: This event officially sold out in one day. The power of bacon is proven once again.

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11 Responses to Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

  1. Marshall Bacon says:

    We can’t wait to see you in Des Moines.

  2. Mosley says:

    @Marshall Bacon

    It should be a lot of fun! I am even breaking out the bacon pants!

  3. dug says:

    Have fun and Happy Birthday on March 1st.I like real beer,but hey,eat some bacon for me.You mite want to take one of those things to jump start your heart.Could come in handy out there.

  4. dug says:

    Maxine said why on earth is he going to a baking festival.

  5. Mosley says:


    haha! that’s funny. yeah i think the company that makes those things is a sponsor of the event 😉

  6. Gondek says:

    4 years of bacon bloggin huh?

  7. Mosley says:

    They asked me how long I was blogging not how long I was blogging about bacon. News Papers never get anything right.

  8. Rachel says:

    Sooo… Heaven is in Iowa? Have fun!

  9. Mosley says:

    Haha! Thanks.

    I hope I do.

  10. Beth says:

    I wonder if the fact that the eating contest is named “that boy is a p.i.g” means that I can’t enter it. Although after the armadillo egg I doubt I’ll be able to compete.

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