Hundreds Flock to Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The smell of bacon filled the air downtown Des Moines on Saturday.

Hundreds of people flocked to the Iowa Events Center for the 9th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival.

Bacon lovers could try all sorts of bacon, and attend bacon lectures, bacon competitions, and the annual Bacon Queen contest.

This year's theme is "Body By Bacon," and guests were encouraged to dress up in 1980's attire.

"This is our fourth time to bacon fest," Adam Boge said. "We've been here when it was hard to buy tickets, now it's not so hard to buy tickets but it's great to start early to have a ton of fun."