On June 23rd and 24th, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour will be back for the second year in a row at River Run in Keystone, Colorado. The two-day event will feature a ton (literally) of Iowa bacon (2,000 lbs.) along with plenty of bacon from around the nation, bacon-inspired dishes from local and traveling restaurants, bacon bloody mary's courtesy of Hawkeye Bacon Vodka and Pearl Vodka, live music, and samples of Beggin' Strips® for those with bacon-loving dogs at home (but remember, this is a pet-free event!). A limited number of ticket packages will be available online through www.blueribbonbaconfestival.com, beginning May 10, 2012 while supplies last.
Quick Facts About the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour
What – Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, KEYSTONE, CO
When – 1 – 6 pm, on both Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24
Where – River Run Village
Attendance – Plans to accommodate over 4,000 bacon lovers over a two-day period
Tickets – A limited number of Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour ticket packages will be available online through www.blueribbonbaconfestival.com, beginning May 10, 2012 while supplies last. The ticket packages are as follows:
Saturday Bacon Package ($30)
This package includes an event koozie, event hat, $5 in Bacon Bucks for use at Vendor Tents and unlimited bacon tasting at Bacon Purveyor Tents on Saturday, June 23rd.
Sunday Bacon Package ($30)
This package includes an event koozie, event hat, $5 in Bacon Bucks for use at Vendor Tents and unlimited bacon tasting at Bacon Purveyor Tents on Sunday, June 24th.
Weekend Bacon Package ($50)
This package includes an event koozie, event hat, $8 in Bacon Bucks for Vendor Tents and unlimited bacon tasting at Purveyor Tents.
Bacon Showcase – The popular Bacon Showcase provides purchasers of the Bacon Packages with the opportunity to sample some of the nation's best bacon brands and talk directly to brand reps. Last year the following bacon brands were showcased: Tender Belly, Eden Farms and Daily's Premium Meats.
Bacon Bucks – Available throughout the festival grounds in $5 increments, Bacon Bucks will allow participants to purchase samples of gourmet bacon inspired cuisine throughout the day. Over 15 restaurateurs are expected to attend and will be serving up delicious bacon dishes for all to enjoy.
Bacon-Inspired Dish Competition – All restaurants will be participating in a professionally judged food competition with both a winner for best savory bacon dish and best sweet bacon dish. The winner of the 2011 Best Savory Dish, Gusto Pizza Co (http://www.gustopizzaco.com) will be returning to defend their title.
Our Mascot – A furry pig named, Blue, is the official mascot of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour.
This weekend will be sure to sell out Keystone's River Run Village, so start making your plans today! SummitCove Vacation Rentals in Keystone is serving up a sizzling 25% off stays of 2 nights or more for the festival weekend. Every reservation made with this promotion will be automatically entered to win (2) one-day tickets to the festival!