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.