The Iowa Bacon Board, organizers of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, has announced that coveted tickets to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will go on sale via www.hyveetix.com and the Wells Fargo Ticket Office on November 17 at 10:10 AM.


The TENTH annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will take place at the Iowa Events Center from TEN AM to 5 PM on February 18, 2017.

The DEAL/ Early Pig Discount: A TEN-day promotion for General Admission tickets will begin November 17 at 10:10AM. In celebration of the festival’s TENTH year anniversary, the Iowa Bacon Board is offering TEN% off general admission tickets for TEN days beginning at 10:10AM on November 17 and ending at 10:10AM on November 27. Enter promo code TEN to receive the discount.


Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival X: The Good, the Bad and the Bacon

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is known for wacky themes that bacon-lovers embrace year after year, “A western theme just makes sense because the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is lawless, just like the old west,” said Brooks Reynolds, Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Chair and Cofounder. “Rules don’t - and shouldn’t -- apply to bacon. But goldarnit those Bacon Bandits do need to be corralled.”

The LAUNCH PARTY (aka: come hear more):

Friday, November 4, 2016; 5:00-7:00PM

5:30 Announcement speech by Brooks Reynolds

El Bait Shop, 200 SW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50309

FREE Berkwood Farms Bacon and OHHH PALE LAGER (til it runs dry)

Open to the public

Vintage BaconFest t-shirt giveaways

Theme-dressing encouraged

Brooks Reynolds and other Iowa Bacon Board member available for interviews

“We thought the TEN-year anniversary is a good time to lay tribute to the origins of bacon – or rather its unsmoked cousin, ‘salt pork’- which was a main entrée for many a railroad worker, outlaw, cowboy and cowgirl alike (not necessarily in that order),” added Reynolds.

Giddy-Up w/ Thematic Video:

The Iowa Bacon Board has been hard at work creating a guitar-slinging, outlaw-wrangling, cowgirl-saving video to promote this year’s wild-west theme. Click on the image below to take a gander.

Visit the website, “like” Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival on Facebook, and follow the event on Twitter @BRBaconfest and Instagram @blueribbonbaconfestival.