The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival (BRBF) is for those wise folks who know that bacon is more than just a breakfast food—it’s a lifestyle. Baconfest is an event created by devout bacon-lovers for bacon-lovers. Every year passionate people from all corners of the wide world flock to Baconfest in Des Moines, IA (the famous hog state) fixin’ to feast on tasty bacon delicacies, to get weird, and to have a grand ol’ time.
15th Annual Baconfest
May 12-13, 2023
We take our community seriously. As serious as all get out. That’s why the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival has helped raise over $1,000,000 for local nonprofits through volunteering, giveaways, and donations. All this in the name of joy, community, and of course: OHHHH, BACON!
The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and the Iowa Bike Coalition work together every year to bring the community bacon-themed fun rides. There’s no greater feeling than cycling down Iowa’s most scenic trails while feasting on bacon with friends and kindred bacon-loving spirits.
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