Ticket Sales Date and Theme Announced for the 9th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival!

Organizers of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival announced today that tickets to the 9th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will be sold online through a link at www.blueribbonbaconfestival.com and by phone at (866) 553-2457 on 12/10/15 beginning at 12:10 pm CT. To secure two tickets prior to the official sale date, beginning on December 3, bacon-lovers can speed-walk (or drive) to their Greater Des Moines Hy-Vee Store and buy two tickets with the purchase of a package of bacon from participating bacon brands.

Once again, the bacon celebration will return to the Iowa Events Center on Saturday, February 20 and attendance will be limited to just over 14,000 bacon-lovers. Every year, the festival announces a wacky theme for attendees, restaurants and sponsors to embrace. From Baconmania VIII’s wrestling vibe to Viva Las Bacon’s tribute to old Vegas, everyone gets a little goofy to take part in the bacon madness. In 2016 the Iowa Bacon Board, organizers of the event, have chosen to promote a healthy bacon lifestyle. Brooks Reynolds, Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Chair and Cofounder, explained, “As we all know, a well-balanced diet paired with exercise sets the stage for a long and happy bacony life.” Reynolds continued, “With that said, I along with many bacon-lovers have needed a reason to put a Richard Simmons video in our VCRs and get into better shape. And, the purpose of this year’s theme is to motivate us to do just that!”

Introducing…Body by Bacon!

The one-day event will offer: bacon-inspired fitness sessions, extensive bacon sampling, bacon lectures, bacon-inspired dishes, a Body by Bacon costume contest, bacon competitions, an annual bacon queen, bacon awards, live entertainment and international bacon fellowship.

Asked if the Iowa Bacon Board is serious about encouraging bacon-lovers to break a sweat, Reynolds responded, “If commissioning a bacon-themed aerobics video called, ‘Body by Bacon’ isn’t serious then I don’t know what is.” Reynolds is serious. Seriously. Watch the “Body by Bacon” workout video.

To learn more about the event and opportunities to win tickets, frequently visit the website, “like” Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival on Facebook, and follow the event on Twitter @BRBaconfest.

TICKET INFORMATION

No Goodie Bag Ticket* – $38 (plus tax and ticketing fees)

A General Admission ticket includes:

— $10 in Bacon Bucks to be used to purchase both beverages and a wide array of bacon-inspired delights from various restaurants (additional Bacon Bucks are available for purchase onsite)
— Live Music and Entertainment
— Bacon Educational Lectures
— Bacon Fellowship
— UNLIMITED BACON SAMPLES FROM THE LARGEST BACON SHOWCASE IN THE WORLD!

General Admission Ticket* – $45 (plus tax and ticketing fees)

A General Admission ticket includes:

— $10 in Bacon Bucks to be used to purchase both beverages and a wide array of bacon-inspired delights from various restaurants (additional Bacon Bucks are available for purchase onsite)
— Live Music and Entertainment
— Bacon Educational Lectures
— Limited Edition Event T-shirt
— Limited Edition Event Koozie
— Bacon Fellowship
— UNLIMITED BACON SAMPLES FROM THE LARGEST BACON SHOWCASE IN THE WORLD!

Early Admission Tickets* – $75 (plus tax and ticketing fees)

An Early Admission Ticket includes:

— Early entry into the event at 9 am
— Early entry into Club Sizzle at 11 am
— $25 in Bacon Bucks to be used to purchase both beverages and a wide array of bacon-inspired delights from various restaurants (additional Bacon Bucks are available for purchase onsite)
— Limited Edition Themed Gift
— Live Music and Entertainment
— Bacon Educational Lectures
— Limited Edition Event T-shirt
— Limited Edition Event Koozie
— Bacon Fellowship
— UNLIMITED BACON SAMPLES FROM THE LARGEST BACON SHOWCASE IN THE WORLD!

Table Package* – $800 (plus tax)

Table Packages will be available for purchase at the Wells Fargo Arena Ticket Office located at 233 Center Street, Des Moines, IA. Each Table Package includes:

— Guaranteed Seating: Seating at the festival is limited and with a table you have a place to sit, eat, rest and watch as the world of bacon explodes around you.
— 10 Early Entry Tickets: Each table is provided 10 Early Admission Tickets to the festival.

*All tickets are available for purchased at the Wells Fargo Arena Ticketing Office located at 233 Center Street, Des Moines, IA. Tickets purchased at the Ticketing Office will NOT be subject to online ticketing fees. Tickets are also available at Greater Des Moines Hy-Vee stores.

About the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Recognized as the world’s premier bacon festival, the much talked about Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival takes place annually in Des Moines, IA. Organized and promoted by the Iowa Bacon Board, the festival offers food, fun, and most importantly international bacon fellowship. Bacon-enthusiasts from around the world gather for one day of extensive bacon sampling, bacon lectures, bacon-inspired dishes, bacon competitions, an annual bacon queen contest, bacon awards and live entertainment. Every year, the festival announces a wacky theme for attendees, restaurants and sponsors to embrace. From Baconmania VIII’s wrestling vibe to Viva Las Bacon’s tribute to old Vegas, everyone gets a little goofy to take part in the bacon madness.

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