The World’s Premiere Bacon Festival
Recognized as the “Mecca of all bacon festivals”, the much talked about Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival takes place annually in Des Moines, IA. Organized and promoted by the Iowa Bacon Board, the festival offers participants: extensive bacon sampling, bacon lectures, bacon-inspired dishes, bacon competitions, an annual bacon queen, bacon awards, live entertainment and most importantly…bacon fellowship.
All general admission tickets and tables to the 7th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival officially sold out on 12/12/13. 12,000 tickets were snatched up in 42 minutes in the online only sale through blueribbonbaconfestival.com. Tickets were purchased in 41 states, and from as far away as Brazil, China, Denmark and Puerto Rico. Total attendance at the event will be approximately 14,000 when including bacon purveyors, food vendors, volunteers and sponsors.