May 4, 2024

general admission 12:00-6:00pm // Early admission 11:00-6:00pm

Come for the bacon, stay for the bacon.

offering a smokin’ music lineup

Enjoy national touring acts all weekend on the main stage.
Saturday, May 4
The Baberhood Bluegrass Band
Presentation of the 2024 Bacon Queen
Star Wars Costume Contest
The Other Brothers
Wookie Calling Contest
Bacon Eating Contest
The Pork Tornadoes
Festival closes
Mos Eisley Cantina Bar
The Nodal Modes (Early entry ticket holders)
The Nodal Modes
The Nodal Modes
star wars silent disco
Open upstairs
blue ribbon lecture podium
All About Bacon
A review of bacon history and Iowa Bacon
by Bacon Professor Leo Landis

Savor the sizzle

Welcome to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, where sizzling bacon meets unparalleled fun! Immerse yourself in a bacon lover's paradise, celebrating the crispy, savory delight that knows no bounds. Engage in the lively atmosphere with live music, bacony foods, and quirky activities. Whether you're a seasoned bacon enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of savory bliss, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of bacon heaven. Come revel in the bacon magic that transcends time and taste, and let the celebration of everyone's favorite strip of perfection begin!

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

How deep is your love for bacon? Let's find out!

Ages 21+. Tickets for Baconfest will be available exclusively here. The general admission ticket includes live music and entertainment and all the bacon samples your heart desires.

Want to really prove your love for bacon? Upgrade and get in early with Early Admission!

Saturday May 4
Entry into festival grounds
Free bacon samples
Live music
Loads of entertainment
BRBF koozie
Early admission
Saturday May 4
All general plus:
Entry into festival grounds at 11am (1 hour early)
Free bacon samples
Live music
Bacon with exclusive food and alcohol samples before GA
2 food items
BRBF koozie
Saturday May 4
10 tickets into festival grounds at 11 am (1 hour early)
Reserved table for 10
Free bacon samples
Live music
Bacon with exclusive food and alcohol samples before GA
JR's pulled pork sliders
BRBF koozies

Baconfest Contests

Events, entertainment, bacon, oh my! From iconic Bacon Eating contests to finding our next Bacon Queen, this all-encompassing 2-day event has something for every bacon lover.

Bacon Queen Contest

Get ready for the official Bacon Queen Pageant held on the first day of Baconfest. Watch as 3 selected contestants show their quick wit and gripping talent. Want to become the next Bacon Queen? Impress the Iowa Bacon Royalty Judging Panel and you could be next in line to reign! Sign up early. Pre-register for this event online.

Bacon Eating Contest

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the hungriest of them all? The Bacon Eating Contest is the most popular event of the weekend and anyone can participate in this speed eating contest. Pre-register for this event online. We guarantee you won’t walk away hungry.

"My favorite time of the year!! Baconfest is a one of a kind event, amazing food, great entertainment, so much to see and do. Not a dull moment! These guys know how to represent bacon well and show it a good time!! Love, love, love!"

Lindsay G.

"5 years ago in Feb will be our wedding anniversary at Baconfest. Wonderful people and fun times."

Tricia W.

"Bacon, Booze, Babes & a ton of fun. One must go and experience it to understand bacon fest!"

Keith M.

"Bacon fellowship, creative recipes from the vendors, variety of entertainment, a real fun atmosphere!"

Michael D.

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