The 13th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will be held at Horizon Events Center on March 7, 2020. Tickets for the event will be limited to only 5,000 and go on sale exclusively at blueribbonbaconfestival.com on Wednesday, December 18 at 12:18 pm. The 2020 theme, “Baconritaville” will pair the tastes and sounds of the Caribbea
n with over 10,000 slices of OHHHH BACON!
Festival Cofounder, Brooks Reynolds, explained “Over baconfest’s rich history, the Iowa Bacon Board has pushed the boundaries of the five venues it has inhabited. Creatively utilizing space in a manner never seen before in an effort to elevate the bacon fellowship experience, Baconritaville will be no different.” Reynolds is serious. Seriously, dudes. Seriously. On March 7th, bacon-lovers will be teleported into a tropical bacon paradise spanning 100,000 sq ft within and around the Horizon Events Center.
Bacon Fellowship Hall - Featuring the event mainstage, FREE bacon samples from a variety of purveyors, bacon-inspired dishes from an array of food vendors, sponsor tables and beverage concessions.
Blue’s Midway – Featuring a second stage, FREE bacon samples from a variety of purveyors, games, bacon-inspired dishes from an array of food vendors, reserved tables and beverage concessions.
Silent Disco – Enter this area to tune into the sounds of the ocean with silent bacon yoga, or let your grass skirts sway later in the day as our masterful DJ’s take over.
Chamber of Bacon Enlightenment – This area will feature a bacon educational lecture, Teehee’s Comedy Hour, and then it will suddenly transform into the infamous Club Sizzle - Iowa’s only pop-up nightclub dayclub complete with lights, smoke, DJs and dancers.
Outdoor Area – Weather permitting, there will be an area outside offering beverage concessions, bacon fellowship and an opportunity to enjoy some fresh air.