• Jessica Lavicky

    Festival Swoons With Pork-Loving Pride

    The Fence Post

     by Jessica Lavicky
     on February 11, 2013

    This past weekend, the buzz around Iowa or I should say that smell around town was bacon. The 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival kicked off this weekend in Des Moines, which has now become the largest bacon showcase in the world. Other events scheduled included lectures about bacon and an eating competition. The festival was preceded earlier in the week with a bacon queen pageant and a pig pardon by Gov. Terry Branstad. The annual event, which sold out 8,000 tickets in less than four…

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