The Iowa Bacon Board is widely known for hosting the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, an annual event attracting thousands of bacon-lovers to Des Moines, Iowa in the cold month of February. While tickets to the festival often sell out quickly, the Iowa Bacon Board works diligently to offer bacon-enthusiasts the opportunity to explore their passion for bacon in a variety of other ways. After all, their mission statement is to provide bacon education, recognition, advocacy and research on behalf of the masses, everyone, everywhere, all of them.
In addition to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, the Iowa Bacon Board hosts a variety of events during “Bacon Week” (the week leading up to the festival) as well as elegant bacon-inspired dinners, bacon tailgates, and a festival tour. Information about upcoming events can be found below.