“The Date and Location of the 2014 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Will Be Announced as 400 Bags of Bacon Float Down from the Rafters at the Iowa Bacon Bowl on Saturday, July 20”
Bacon-lovers who seek a family-friendly celebration of all things bacon are encouraged to secure tickets to the Iowa Bacon Bowl – Packages Are Limited!
Organizers of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, the world’s premier baconfest, will announce the date and time of the next Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival during halftime at the Iowa Bacon Bowl. While the festival is for adult bacon-lovers only, those eager to experience bacon fellowship in a more family-friendly environment are welcome to attend the Iowa Bacon Bowl.
“My kids have been begging to attend the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival over the past few years,” said Marshall Porter, Chief Bacon Officer. Porter continued, “And, I know I’m not alone. So, as a board, we decided the Iowa Bacon Bowl would be a great opportunity to announce the date of the next festival while introducing our little bacon-eaters to a magical-bacon-football-wonderland.”
The Iowa Bacon Bowl will be held on Saturday, July 20th. The event will kick off with an exclusive Iowa Bacon Bowl Tailgate Party at 3 p.m. where attendees will receive a commemorative beer mug, one free beverage, live music by Randy Burk and the Prisoners, and the opportunity to purchase bacon-inspired dishes from local restaurants. There will also be a Kids Fun Zone complete with face painting, temporary bacon tattoos, a dunk tank and inflatables. The game begins at 7:05 pm when the Iowa Barnstormers take on the Utah Blaze in the battle for Iowa Bacon Bowl Trophy.
During half-time, the date and location of the 7th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will be revealed. The announcement will be followed by an artistic tribute to Iowa’s agriculture industry when over 400 bags of bacon will parachute down from the rafters. The bacon parachute drop will eclipse the record of 200 bacon parachutes set at the 2011 bacon festival. Fifty of the bags full of bacon will contain a voucher guaranteeing the holder the opportunity to purchase two tickets to the 2014 festival before tickets go on sale to the general public in November.
A limited number of Bacon Bowl Packages are available, so event organizers encourage those planning to attend to purchase their tickets in advance. Each package will include entrance into the Bacon Tailgate and a ticket for the game. The ticket packages are $25 each and will be made available at www.blueribbonbaconfestival.com. The best seats to the game will be awarded in the order tickets are purchased. Season ticket holders will have an option to purchase a ticket to the tailgate while supplies last by calling the Barnstormers’ office at (515)633-2255.
About Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
Recognized as the “Mecca of all bacon festivals”, the world’s premier bacon festival takes place annually in Des Moines, IA. Organized and promoted by the Iowa Bacon Board, the uniquely quirky celebration offers participants: extensive bacon sampling, bacon lectures, bacon-inspired dishes, bacon competitions, an annual bacon queen, bacon awards, live entertainment and bacon fellowship.
About the Iowa Barnstormers
The Iowa Barnstormers are an arena football team based in Des Moines, Iowa. They are currently members of the Arena Football League (AFL), which they joined in 2010 following the organization’s restructuring. They play their home games at Wells Fargo Arena.