Check Out The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour Festival, THIS Weekend in Keystone!

If you are looking for a fun way to spend the weekend, look no further! The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour is back for its 5th year here in Keystone and with every year brings more popularity and additions to this unique summer festival.  Where else can you eat as much bacon as your heart desires in one of Colorado’s most beautiful settings!?

All weekend long, dance your butt off (or burn off all that bacon?) to free live music from Gypsy Moon, Rob Drabkin, Josh Blackburn , Arthur Lee Land, Hell’s Belles and Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience. Join in on bacon themed seminars to learn about the many ways to prepare and use bacon, you can even earn a ‘Bacon Diploma!’

Build Your Own Bacon Bloody Mary Bar at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour

Get ready to try plenty of traditional bacon with the unlimited strip sampling as well as some of the more not-so-traditional ‘taste’ dishes like bacon cupcakes or bacon sushi! One tasting ticket gets you one taste- one dish from one of the many vendors at the festival, including some of Keystone’s most popular restaurants. The Bacon Bloody Mary Bar is a blast and a great to wash down your meal or try a refreshing cucumber vodka to offset your meat intake with some crisp veggie flavor!

A family having fun in their Pig Nose Sunglasses, compliments of SummitCove Lodging!

There are multiple ticket options available, depending on how much bacon you want to eat, from the Piglet Package geared for kids all the way up to the Hungry Hog for those who aren’t messin’ around. The kids ‘Piglet’ package includes 3 tasting tickets, unlimited strip samples and a lemonade.  The mid-level ‘Samplin’ Swine’ package offers 2 beers or non-alcoholic beverages, unlimited strip samplings and 4 tasting tickets, while the ‘Hungry Hog’ top-tier package offers unlimited strip samplings, 2 beers or non-alcoholic beverages, 8 tasting tickets, PLUS participation in the festival’s Whiskey Tour (must be 21yrs of age to participate in the whiskey tour!). Purchase tickets online, or save even more and book your tickets and lodging together with our Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Packages.  Every lodging package reservation comes with a free pair of our famous pig-nose sunglasses!

Join us this weekend, Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from 1pm – 6pm daily in Keystone’s one and only River Run Village at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival!

Written By: Alyssa Hubbard

2013 Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour in Keystone is back, THIS WEEKEND!

It’s back in less than a week!  The festival that makes all other festivals jealous is coming back to Keystone again this weekend on June 22nd and 23rd. Not because it’s the world’s biggest, but rather because it is a celebration of that one food that just about everyone seems to love. We are of course speaking about the only food that falls into almost every category of food: breakfast, lunch, dinner, meat, side dish, main course, appetizer, condiment and to some perhaps even “vegetable,” yep, we’re talking about Bacon.

River Run Village at Keystone Resort plays host once again to the festival devoted to what some consider the world’s most versatile food. The food that once was just for breakfast can now be seen in a huge variety of dishes. It can be used as a topping on a cheeseburger and a topping on a pizza, a wrapping for a filet mignon or the wrapping of a Jalapeno pepper. It can be infused with Vodka and added to a bloody Mary, or even be added to a Latte to make coffee that much better. It can be prepared in a frying pan, or breaded and deep fried or doused in chocolate and served over ice cream.  You will love the chance to try all of these amazing dishes, prepared by the best chefs around!

Keystone Resort provides the perfect backdrop for the 3rd annual installment of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, where some of the best purveyors of Bacon in the U.S. will be on-hand offering samples of their best stuff. In addition, there will be plenty of vendors offering almost any bacon combination you can think of. If the stimulation of your olfactory and gustatory systems wasn’t enough, be sure to pop in to Warren Station for one of the Bacon University Seminars. Learn about the various types of bacon, methods of curing, and virtually anything you could ever hope to know about bacon.. and more!

For two days, Keystone’s River Run Village will be ALL ABOUT BACON! The tastings will be accompanied by cold beverages and free live music from Hamilton Loomis, The Steeldrivers, and Hell’s Belles.

SummitCove Lodging in Keystone has Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival lodging and ticket packages starting at just $199 for two people!  Come and indulge yourself on one of our favorite foods! After all is said and done, you may be feeling guilty about all that bacon intake, but not to worry! There are plenty of activities from hiking to biking to kayaking and canoeing here in Keystone to help you justify your bacon intake for the day, or weekend.  Don’t miss one of the most unique festivals in Colorado, happening this weekend in Keystone!

 

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour at Keystone- A Festival Dedicated to Bacon!

That’s right, a Keystone summer festival dedicated entirely to the salty candy of meats- BACON!  On June 22 & 23,  the smell of delicious sizzling bacon will take over Keystone’s River Run Village!

Vendors from across the country will be serving up pounds and pounds of bacon!  Whether it be traditional style bacon, chocolate dipped bacon, bacon sundaes, or bacon Bloody Marys, you know it will be good! Be prepared for some great surprises with some of the more unconventional dishes!  Don’t miss the signature event, where vendors pair up with Keystone chefs to create unique bacon dishes and are judged in both ‘savory’ and ‘sweet’ categories. Festival visitors can also enjoy live music and beer all weekend while taking in the sights and sounds of the festival.  There will be bacon-themed lectures and cooking demonstrations held at Warren Station over the course of the weekend, to help people learn about all the different ways of cooking with bacon and new techniques to help you whip up your own unique bacon dishes at home.  Kids can have fun playing bacon-themed games and doing free crafts and activities, not to mention meeting the giant pig mascot.

This fun event is the first of three major summer festivals in Keystone, followed by the Wine & Jazz Festival on July 13 and 14th and the popular Bluegrass and Beer Festival taking place the first weekend in August. 

SummitCove Lodging is offering weekend festival packages that include your festival tickets and lodging in River Run Village.  See Bacon Festival Packages Here.

Chocolate covered bacon at Keystone’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

 

There’s Still Time to Book for the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and Enter to Win 2 Free Tickets!

It’s Baaacoooon!  Yes, it’s that time of year again, and Keystone Resort is gearing up for the 2nd annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival.  This extremely popular event is set for June 23 and 24th in River Run Village at Keystone Resort!  This is a great even for all meat lovers, bacon enthusiasts and folks who are looking to kick their summer off with some mountain entertainment!  Book with SummitCove for 2 or more nights, and you will receive 25% off lodging plus you are automatically entered to win 2 tickets to the Bacon Festival!  Be sure to use the promo code ‘2012Bacon!’

There will be literally thousands of pounds of bacon, and live music from Better than Bacon, the Universally Famous, Rocket Surgeons, Hell’s Belles, and Moreland & Arbuckle.

Ticket prices are as follows for attendees of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival:

1-Day Saturday Only Bacon Package: $30

  • Includes 1 event koozie, 1 event hat, 5 Bacon Bucks for Vendor Tents and unlimited bacon tasting at the Purveyor Tents

1-Day Sunday Only Bacon Package: $30

  • Includes 1 event koozie, 1 event hat, 5 Bacon Bucks for Vendor Tents and unlimited bacon tasting at the Purveyor Tents

Weekend Bacon Package (Saturday and Sunday): $50

  • Includes 1 event koozie, 1event hat, 8 Bacon Bucks for Vendor Tents and unlimited bacon tasting at Purveyor Tents

Bacon Elegance Dinner :$60

  • Kick start a weekend filled with bacon by joining us at Wolf Rock for a fun dinner centered around our favorite pork product! Enjoy 3-4 bacon themed food stations along with a free drink from the Pearl vodka bar or a glass of wine or beer.

 

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Keystone Resort Welcomes the 2nd Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour this June!

Keystone Resort’s River Run Village will host its 2nd annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour on June 23rd and 24th this summer.  The event was brand new to Keystone as of last year, and turned out to be a big hit with summer visitors to Keystone!

The festival takes place in the heart of Keystone Resort, and it includes tastings, showcases, beer pairings, and tutorials.  This is an amazing weekend for bacon lovers, and  the event is quickly becoming a beloved mountain event.

To kick start the coming summer season, SummitCove is hosting a contest for 2 free tickets to this year’s Bacon Tour.   You will be automatically entered to win when you book a reservation of 2 or more nights from June 21-26.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 20th!

Keystone Resort Will Host the 2nd Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in June!

Keystone Resort is gearing up for an exciting Spring Break, but it’s never too early to plan for your summer trip to the mountains!  The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will make its return to River Run Village on June 23rd and 24th .

The Bacon Festival will return for a second year after joining the lineup of Keystone summer festivals in 2011, and became an instant hit.  Guests who book early for the event with SummitCove will be entered to win 2 tickets and save 25% on select properties the week of the festival.

The event schedule has not been finalized, but it will include bacon tastings and bacon inspired culinary creations from various restaurants, live music, demonstrations, and much more.  The Bacon Festival is the perfect time to plan a weekend in the cool mountain air.  Once the official schedule of events has been published, we’ll be sure to post an update!

If you are ready to plan your summer vacation to Keystone, Colorado, contact a SummitCove Vacation Planner today to reserve your lodging!