Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Posted by Emma Johnson on 2/2/17 10:00 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

They say everything’s better with bacon, and if that’s true, that means the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is the best event around! On February 18th, head to Des Moines for a festival dedicated to the most delicious cut of meat there is!

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The spectacle of deliciousness is back for the tenth year, and it’s no wonder it’s been so popular! Recognized by National Geographic’s Traveler magazine as the best food festival in Iowa, it’s easy to imagine how much food and fun there is at this event.

The food is of course the highlight. Awards are given for the best bacon dish and best stand-alone cut of bacon itself. The competitors have perfected their cooking craft and present some truly outstanding dishes. And what festival would be complete without a bacon eating competition? It’s sure to be entertaining and impressive. But there’s more than just food at this event! From a pageant crowing the Queen of Bacon, live music, and a costume contest- plan for a whole day of fun!

Plan a trip to Des Moines later this month to check out all the festivities. Come hungry, and go home oh-so-happy!  

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