12th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival celebrates the Year of the Pig

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Saturday marks the 12th annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. This year’s theme pays homage to the Chinese New Year, Year of the Pig, and it is called “Hello Piggy, East Meats West.”The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival takes over the entire Iowa Events Center.Everyone at the event gets free slices of bacon, they prepare 100,000 slices of bacon.According to WHO Channel 13, visitors have more than 50 food items to choose from and each item is between $5 and $7.The bacon festival is Saturday at the Iowa Events Center from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. You can buy ticketsonlineor at the door for $27.50 or get early admission with some extra bacon bucks for $53.

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