BIGGER BACONFEST: Tickets On Sale Thursday

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Tickets to the annual Blue Ribbon Baconfest in Des Moines are always a hot commodity and Thursday bacon lovers will be doing their best to snag some when they go on sale.

Tickets will be available at 12:12 in the afternoon on the Baconfest website.

The event is being held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on February 1, 2014.

The theme for 2014 is Viva Las Bacon. A handful of couples plan to put some sizzle in their relationships by getting married in the Chapel ‘O Bacon during the festival.

Officials have expanded the number of tickets for 2014’s event to 12,000. That’s up from 9,000 in 2013.

Tickets sold out in less than four minutes for the last Baconfest.