Aching for some Bacon? Keystone!

Can you smell it? It’s a lovely fragrance that lifts you from a night of sleep. The sizzle and pop heard from afar. All of it luring you away from where you are… straight to Keystone where their first ever Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour is heating up for the masses to enjoy. An entire weekend of Bacon – OMG! I worry briefly about the extra padding this past winter brought me, but too bad, bacon is on my list of pleasures today!  

I started hearing about this great event during the later part of winter. Tweets of pure delicousness graced my page from @SkierGrrl and @christianknapp chatting up the new affair. Keystone had partnered with a group that had developed America’s premier bacon festival and they were taking it higher together at Keystone Resort. This weekend it is officially here so here is the scoop:

A limited number of Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour tickets will be available for $30 online through http://www.blueribbonbaconfestival.com/, while supplies last. The ticket entitles the holder to admission to the three-day event, a commemorative hat, a beer koozie, unlimited bacon samples at the Bacon Showcase, live music (Devon Allman’s Honeytribe on Saturday & Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band & Reckless Kelly on Sunday, bacon educational lectures, and one free beer.

Bacon Showcase – The popular Bacon Showcase provides individuals with the opportunity to sample some of the nation’s best bacon brands and talk directly to brand reps. In previous years the following bacon brands have been showcased: Eden Farms, Tenderbelly, and Daily’s.

 

Bacon Bucks – Available in $5 increments will be available throughout the festival grounds and will allow participants to purchase samples of gourmet bacon inspired cuisine throughout the day. Over 15 restauranteurs are expected to attend and will be serving up delicious bacon dishes for all to enjoy.
Bacon Lecture Series – The Bacon Lecture Series brings together some of the most brilliant bacon minds providing festival attendees with the opportunity to challenge their bacon knowledge and beliefs. Lecture topics, “All About Bacon” and “Driving Tour of Bacon” by Leo Landis, Professor of Baconology.

The Mascot – A furry pig named, Blue, is the official mascot of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, will be on hand.

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Schedule of Events:

Saturday, June 25th

Time:  Event:  Location:  Cost: 
12:00pm-5:30pm  Bacon Festival  River Run Events Plaza  $30 Bacon Package 
12:00pm-5:30pm  Food and Beverages  River Run Events Plaza  Priced á la carte 
12:00pm-5:30pm  KidZone  Gondola Plaza  Free & paid activities 
1:00pm-2:00pm  All About Bacon Lecture  Warren Station  FREE 
2:00pm-3:00pm  Hornbuckle Band  River Run Main Stage  FREE 
3:00pm-4:00pm  Driving Tour of Bacon Lecture  Warren Station  FREE 
3:00pm-5:00pm  Devon Allman’s Honeytribe  River Run Main Stage  FREE 
7:30pm-10:00pm  After-Party  Kickapoo Tavern & the Goat  Tickets at the door 
Sunday, June 26th 
Time:  Event:  Location:  Cost: 
12:00pm-5:30pm  Bacon Festival  River Run Events Plaza  $30 Bacon Package 
12:00pm-5:30pm  Food and Beverages  River Run Events Plaza  Priced á la carte 
12:00pm-5:30pm  KidZone  Gondola Plaza  Free & paid activities 

So get up and get over there! If you need more info here is the perfect link http://www.keystoneresort.com/eventdetail/Blue+Ribbon+Bacon+Tour.axd?year=2011&month=6&eventview=calendarview&intcmp=K000069

Photo Credits: Metromix

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