Bacon LIVE: Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival 4.0

Last night’s show was dedicated to Americas premier bacon festival, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival (BRBF). Sean and I talked about our experiences at past BRBFs and our hopes for this years event.

We also showed a few of the bacon songs people submitted to win free tickets to the sold out event. We where impressed with the quality of the songs. There is also a cool back story to a few of the videos that you will learn about if you listen/watch the show.

I have been going to the festival ever since it started 4 years ago. Every year it surprises me how they can manage to kick an already great event up a notch. Next weeks show will be full of highlights from this years event.

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is a premier bacon event for premier bacon lovers!

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Almost Time to Hit the Road to Bacon Fest!

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is this weekend and I can’t wait to get on the road. Sadly this year I will not make it to any of the weekday events since I am only staying for a long weekend. But! That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on them. Check out the list bellow of the bacon goodness the Iowa Bacon Board have planned.

  • Tuesday, February 22
    Bacon Elegance Dinner

    Catering DSM
    Capital Square (Big City Burger & Greens Location)
    400 Locust St.
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    Description: All tickets to this event must be purchased by Friday, Feb. 18. The luxurious evening begins at 6:30 PM and includes a 5 course menu with drink pairings.

  • Wednesday, February 23

    Makin’ Bacon at Home Day

    Your House

    Description: Everyone can participate in the fun. Go to your local grocer and buy a pound of your favorite bacon. Fry it, bake it or grill it…just please don’t nuke it. Feel free to share your bacon experience on the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Facebook wall.

  • Thursday, February 24

    Bacon Queen Contest

    Johnny’s Hall of Fame
    302 Court St.
    Des Moines, IA 50309-2210

    Description: From 6 PM to 10 PM munch on free bacon samples, take back $2 cans of Coors, Coors Light and Pabst Blue Ribbon and vote for the woman that will proudly represent all the great attributes of bacon at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. Winner of the Bacon Queen contest will receive two free tickets to the festival on Saturday.

  • Friday, February 25

    Day of the Sleeping Pig

    At Your House

    Description: This is a day dedicated to rest and preparation for the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. Remove all tight fitting jewelry and drink plenty of water. Locate your favorite bacon haiku to share with your friends, put on a bacony t-shirt and get excited that you’re in Iowa during the culmination of Bacon Week!

  • Saturday, February 26

    4th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival presented by Beggin’ Strips® Fields of Bacon…If You Fry It, They Will Come

    Capital Square (Big City Burger & Greens Location)
    400 Locust St.
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    Description: The nation’s premiere bacon festival begins at 10 AM and goes until 4 PM. Attendees will experience a place where bacon enthusiasts can truly explore and express their love for bacon in a fun, imaginative and supportive atmosphere. OHHHH, BACON!

Later this week I am going to have a post talking about how you can follow this years adventure into bacon country. You can start following the preparation for the trip on twitter by searching for the hash tag #brbf4.

Bacon LIVE: More like Random LIVE

This week’s show was more random then usual, but to some fans thats not a bad thing. Yes thats right, there are some people that say some of our best shows are the ones where we are off-topic. We are not sure why it happens but I guess some weeks bacon is not the first thing on our minds.

Next week should prove to be different. Since the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is that weekend, we will have a ton of bacon stuff to talk about. This is my four year going to the festival and I can’t wait to see how there going to wow me this year.

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Bacon LIVE: String Theory Proves Bacon is Everywhere!

Last nights show was a classic grab bag of topics. Sean and I bounced around from topic to topic finally ending up at a debate about String Theory (Sean against it and me open to it). Since none of us where expects on String Theory, some how we decided that it proved bacon was everywhere at all times. Luckily we could bot agree on that.

The more important thing brought up was that Japan has bacon Doritos and we don’t. Whats up with that? If you happen to work for Frito-Lay and can explain to me why this is, please contact me ASAP! This needs to be fixed.

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Bacon LIVE: Invest in Bacon before its to late.

On last nights show Sean and I talked about some grave news. Next summer there maybe a bacon shortage. That means that if you invest in bacon now it could pay off big when the next BLT season rolls around. Watch the show to get all the insight on this ever changing situation.

We also talked about Redpack whole peeled tomatoes in a can. We think you should e able to make a winter time BLT with them. We plan to try it before the next show so we can tell you how it was.

Sean also tried the new Chipotle Bacon burger for McDonalds so look for a full review on that soon!

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Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival’s Premiere Bacon Song Contest

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Sponsored by Beggin’ Strips is giving away 4 festival tickets to the person or group that comes up with the most bacony song ever composed. The winning artist(s) will also have the opportunity to perform their song live at the festival! Here’s how bacon fans can enter:

  1. Write and perform an original song about bacon (under 2 minutes, please)
  2. Upload a performance video to YouTube and post it to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Facebook Page
  3. The Iowa Bacon Board will choose the best song/video
  4. The winning song/video’s performers will receive a total of 4 free tickets to the 4th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Sponsored by Beggin’ Strips AND the opportunity to perform the song live at the festival!

All entries must be posted to Facebook by Thursday, February 17 with the winning song announced on Friday, February 18! Those who wish to enter but do not have a Facebook account can still enter the contest by emailing the YouTube link to blueribbonbaconfestival@gmail.com.

Bacon LIVE: Bacon Jerky, the good, the bad, the yummy.

Sean and I reviewed Bacon Forever’s Bacon Jerky and found that it ranged from good to inedible. Watch or listen to the podcast to hear are reaction. I plan to write a full review next week.

Sean also shared some non-bacon bacon related news. I came to the concussion that people named Bacon need to stop giving bacon a bad name. It seems that if your last name is bacon your going to rob a bank to shoot someone. I guess I need to stop hatting Kevin Bacon since he seems to be an ok person.

Next week plan to review Tomatoes. Yes, you heard that right… tomatoes. I have a feeling your not going to want to miss this one.

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