Ensure a Smooth Check In
Doors open to Early Admission/Tables at 9 AM and then to General Admission at 10 AM. Both the 3rd St entrance and the 5th Ave doors to the Iowa Event Center will be open on Saturday. NOTE: NO STROLLER POLICY. There will NOT be a coat check. So, leave your jackets at home...it will be a beautiful day for eating bacon!
Make a plan to get the most out of your day
Download the full program to look over the menu items, floor plan and schedule of events.
I'm going to Smash Mouth! How does that work?
If you have a ticket to Smash Mouth be sure to be up at Club Sizzle from 5pm - 7pm. You'll need your separate ticket for the concert in order to gain entry. Don't have tickets but still want to go? Get Smash Mouth tickets here. “Hey now, you're an all-star, get your game on! Go Play!”
I have a table...where is it located, how do I get my $200 in Bacon Bucks and Merch Certificates?
Table captains can confirm their table placement, collect their Bacon Bucks, and their Merchandise Certificates at the table captain check-in kiosk located next to the 3rd street entrance on the 2nd level of the building. Download the full program for a map.
I went for the "VIP Bacon Experience" ticket...how do I spend my $10 Merchandise Certificate?
You can go directly to the Merchandise Booth any time and give the name of the person who purchased your ticket to the staff at the booth. They'll be able to help you grab a T-shirt or other Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival branded items!
I have Hot Seats in Club Sizzle...where are my seats?
If you purchased Hot Seats you can pick up your credentials and find out which section you're in at the SoCo Bourbon Street Bar in Room 401 at the top of the escalator just outside of Club Sizzle.
Where can I park my car?
We recommend taking an Uber for convenience. Remember, Iowa wrestling is going down across the street. If you show up early, you might find an $8 parking spot in the lot north of the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. However, we would recommend using any of the downtown parking ramps attached to the skywalk...leaving your coat in the car and taking the comfortable skywalk over.
The Iowa Bacon Board is excited to see everyone on Saturday! OHHHH, Bacon!
Vice President of Bacon Enjoyment