The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is in its eighth year and will have 17,000 attendees in Des Moines, Iowa on January 31, 2015.

Lecture series including:
— Bacon & Spam: A Love Story
— Bacon Science and Technology
— Bacon South of Interstate 80
— How to Build a Hormel Bacon Stadium
— Beer, Bacon, Breakfast and Beer
— DIY Charcuterie: from belly to bacon

Club Sizzle – a nightclub, during the day

Bacon the Immortal vs the Bacon Brothers (Tofu and Turkey) – a wrestling match to see which reigns supreme

Over 100 bacon-inspired dishes

Miss Bacon contest

Bacon-eating contest

Lots of entertainment and beer drinking.