Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Will Prepare Bacon Lovers for the Impending 2012 Apocalypse
“Is canning bacon safe? Does the scent of sizzling bacon ward off brain eating zombies? All these questions and more will be addressed by bacon industry experts on February 18, 2011 in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.”
On February 18, 2012, Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, the World’s premier bacon festival, will help bacon lovers navigate the ultimate threat to humankind: the Apocalypse. Predicted by Mayan scholars and supported by the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, on December 21, 2012 the apocalypse will fall upon humankind. The apocalypse is believed to not only signify the last day of a 5,126-year era, but also an end to life as we know it.
“As a thought leader in the bacon industry, the Iowa Bacon Board takes our responsibilities of bacon education, recognition, advocacy and research very seriously. So, we thought, if anyone was going to prepare bacon enthusiasts for the impending Apocalypse, it should be us,” said Brooks Reynolds Chair of the Iowa Bacon Board and co-founder of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. Reynolds continued, “From horrifying events like zombie invasions to cataclysmic natural disasters, we want people to learn how they can maintain a robust bacon diet even under dire conditions and circumstances.”
The 5th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, “Baconpocalypse Now: I love the smell of bacon in the morning” will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2012. Ticket sales will be announced later this year. Historically, the festival has doubled in size every year and sold out quickly. With plans to accommodate 4,000 bacon lovers in 2012 the event will move to the Varied Industries building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The larger space will also allow for more bacon purveyors, team building activities, live music, comprehensive bacon education lectures and apocalyptic survival training.
Last year attendees of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and Bacon Week consumed over 3,500 lbs of bacon which is approximately 60,000 strips. If laid end to end it would easily surpass the height of Mount Everest!
When asked what’s in store for 2012’s event, Reynolds replied, “With the end of the world just around the corner we’re more serious than ever before about our mission of improving the enjoyment of all things bacon. We’re hoping history will be kind to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival by documenting that we’re doing this on behalf of the masses, everyone, everywhere, all of them. Seriously, dude. Seriously.”
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About Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
What started as a groups’ passion for “all things bacon” has evolved into America’s premier bacon festival. In 2001, a group of guys began celebrating bacon during an annual weekend retreat in Spirit Lake, IA. Six years later, they pursued a deeper understanding of their favorite meat by earning “All About Bacon” diplomas from Living History Farms. On March 1st, 2008, officially organized under the Iowa Bacon Board and led by Brooks Reynolds, they went on to found a festival: a festival with the mission of improving the enjoyment of all things bacon by providing education, recognition, advocacy and research on behalf of the masses, everyone, everywhere, all of them. They are serious. Seriously, dudes. Seriously.