The Keystone Bacon & Bourbon Festival will returned in 2018 to beautiful Keystone Resort on June 23th and 24th where over 8,500 participants lavished in an abundance of bacon, bourbon, bacon-inspired cuisine, intensive bacon education, live music, contests and bacon fellowship. If you missed it, or just want to relive the experience, here's a quick recap. We hope to see you next year!

Last year, Businessolver (a valued supporter of bacon fellowship) introduced a bacon photo booth where attendees could snap pics with family and friends to share via email or post to social media.

 

Businesssolver, like the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, is a growing part of the Colorado community and is currently expanding their offices and hiring for multiple opportunities in the Denver area.  The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour is an ideal venue for Businessolver’s unique recruiting tactics which are focused on finding employees who are passionate, adventurous, and of course love bacon!  Look for your shot from the photo booth on Businessolver’s Facebook page or check out their current job openings.

Colorado Pork Producers Council joined us in bacon fellowship and provided a wonderful seminar entitled, "Heating Things Up When Cooking Pork, Just Not Too Much". Bacon-lovers learned how to cook bacon to perfection, but also figured out what to do with the other tasty cuts of pork. For some great recipes, take a look at these babies!

Colorado Pork Producers Council is a livestock organization charged with developing a unified voice for pig farmers leading the way in promoting, educating, and providing visibility and transparency of the industry to all of Colorado.

2016 PHOTO GALLERY

2016 CONTEST WINNERS

A variety of professionally judged competitions took place before and during the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour.  These included:  Bacon Purveyor Competitions, Bacon-Inspired Dish Competitions, and a Bacon Eating Competition.

 

Farmland Bacon Eating Contest -  Spencer Lopez managed to demolish the competition while eating 12 slices of bacon in under 3 minutes. He won Farmland Bacon for a year and a giant trophy.

 

Bacon Purveyor Competition - Des Moines Bacon & Meat Company won BEST BACON at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour. This is the 2nd year in a row that this bacon has been awarded the symbol of bacon excellence.

 

Restaurant Competition - Experienced food judges sampled dishes from 24 participating restaurants to determine the winner of both the sweet and savory categories. The restaurants who won in 2016 include:

 

Bacon-Inspired Sweet Dish: Higgles Ice Cream

Bacon-Inspired Savory Dish: Arapahoe Cafe

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