Baconfest: East Meats West

Baconfest: East Meats West

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will return to all four levels of the Iowa Events Center on February 16, 2019. Every year, festival organizers have announced a theme for the bacon community to embrace. From Baconmania’s wrestling to Sweatin’ to the Sizzle’s 1980’s workouts, everyone cuts loose to take part in the bacon madness. The 2019 theme, “Hello Piggy – East Meats West,” will pay homage to both the Year of the Pig on the Chinese Zodiac Calendar and the pork-filled relationship Iowans have built with the people of Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan since sending them 36 pigs almost 60 years ago.

Inspired by the new theme, organizers plan to serve up what has been coined as a uniquely “Iowa/Japanese Bacon Experience”.  The recipe? Brooks Reynolds, Cofounder of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, explained “We’re taking the coolest of Japanese culture, mixing it with some good old Iowa fun and then dousing it with an abundance of bacon.” Reynolds elaborates further, “We’re talking Porkémon, Hogzilla, Bacon Samurais, Baconbots, Bacon Sushi, Pig Anime, Bacon Yakitori, Mario Bacon Karts, Bacon Sumo, Bacon Kimonos, Bacon Ninjas, and HIYAH! More BACON!”

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Additional Ticket Information

EARLY BIRD PACKAGES: For tickets purchased on or before December 31, 2018

General Admission Ticket* - $22.25 (plus $3 online convenience fee)

Includes:

  • Live Music and Entertainment
  • Bacon Educational Lectures
  • UNLIMITED BACON SAMPLES FROM THE LARGEST BACON SHOWCASE IN THE WORLD!

Early Admission Ticket w/ Goodie Bag* - $53.00 (plus $3.75 online convenience fee) Includes:

  • Early entry into the event at 9 am
  • $15 in Bacon Bucks for the redemption of food and beverages
  • Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Limited Edition Goodie Bag (a drawstring backpack containing one limited edition event tee, a koozie, and assorted sponsor gifts)
  • Live Music and Entertainment
  • Bacon Educational Lectures
  • UNLIMITED BACON SAMPLES FROM THE LARGEST BACON SHOWCASE IN THE WORLD!

Table Package for 10* – $637.50 (plus $42.50 online convenience fee)

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 Tickets gaining early entry into the event at 9 am
  • $150 in Bacon Bucks to distribute to your table guests
  • 10 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Limited Edition Goodie Bags (a drawstring backpack containing one limited edition event tee, a koozie, and assorted sponsor gifts)
  • Live Music and Entertainment
  • Bacon Educational Lectures
  • UNLIMITED BACON SAMPLES FROM THE LARGEST BACON SHOWCASE IN THE WORLD!

*All tickets are available for purchase at the Wells Fargo Arena Ticket Office located at 233 Center Street, Des Moines, IA. Tickets purchased at the Ticket Office will NOT be subject to online convenience fees.

Group Information

Groups of 20+ save $5.00 off per ticket, contact Kyle at 515-564-8146

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