Award winning film maker Nick Strickland directs a group of Iowans in “Blue Ribbon Bacon Vikings,” an intense bacon drama that focuses on the fictional confrontation between invading Viking warriors and present day Iowans. Upon the conclusion of the film, which is featured here, the date and time of ticket sales for the 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is revealed.
Actor and Iowa Bacon Board Member Mark Pederson spoke about his acting debut, “Yeah, filming was pretty cool, except the weather was cold and rainy.” Mark continued, “I have to admit, I was disappointed not to have my own wardrobe trailer, or an umbrella for that matter.” When asked about the quality of Mark’s performance, a smile came across Strickland’s face as he responded, “Mark is an amazing person”. Strickland paused, and then reiterated, “An amazing person.”
The 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival – Viking Bacon Quest “A Journey to the Land of Fire…and Ice…and Bacon!” will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Historically, the festival has doubled in size every year and sold out quickly. With plans to accommodate 8,000 bacon lovers the event will again take place at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The Varied Industries Building with the new addition of the Elwell Family Food Center will allow for a larger variety of food vendors, bacon purveyors, entertainment, bacon education lectures and beverage stations. MOST IMPORTANTLY there will be more room to accommodate Icelandic bacon refugees who will be fleeing their Viking homeland seeking temporary asylum in fear of the impending European bacon crisis.
The one-day event will feature over 10,000 lbs of bacon from around the nation, bacon-inspired dishes from local and traveling restaurants, bacon bloody mary’s courtesy of Hair of the Dawg, Hawkeye Bacon Vodka and Pearl Vodka, live music, bacon educational lectures, and samples of Beggin’ Strips® for those with bacon-loving dogs at home.
Due to 2012’s quick sellout, the maximum general admission ticket purchase will be four (4) per order. For ticket package information visit www.blueribbonbaconfestival.com or “like” Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival on Facebook.