BACON BELIEVERS: Baconfest Date, Theme Set

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Bacon lovers better clear their schedules for February 1st, 2014. The Iowa Bacon Board has announced that’s the date of its 7th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival.

The theme for the festival is “Viva Las Bacon: What happens at Baconfest…” and pays tribute to Las Vegas and Elvis Presley.

This year even more people will get to experience the fun. Traditionally, tickets have sold out fast for the festival. Last year, 9,500 tickets were snapped up in just three minutes.

For 2014’s festival, 12,000 tickets will be available and the venue is expanding. The event is being held at the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines at the Ellwell, Jacobson, and Varied Industries buildings.

Couples can pledge their love to bacon and each other at the festival’s Chapel ‘O Bacon. Contests will be held to give couples the chance to win a wedding at the chapel

Tickets go on sale December 12 at 12:12 p.m. and are available only through


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