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Bacon Festival Announces Ticket Sales Date and Largest Bacon Showcase to Hit Wisconsin, Ever…Seriously Dudes, Seriously!

“Tickets go on sale 9/15/2014 at noon exclusively at www.madisonbaconfestival.com

September 2, 2014 (Madison, WI) – Organizers of the Madison Bacon Festival, a Blue Ribbon Bacon
Festival event, announced today that tickets will be sold exclusively online at
www.madisonbaconfestival.com on September 15th beginning at noon. The inaugural event will take
place at Alliant Energy Center on Saturday, November 1st offering bacon-lovers an opportunity to
explore their sizzling obsessions in a creative and celebratory environment. Organized and promoted
in partnership between the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and the Madison community, the uniquely
quirky celebration will provide participants with Wisconsin’s largest bacon showcase, bacon lectures,
bacon-inspired dishes, bacon competitions, an annual bacon queen contest, live entertainment and
bacon fellowship.

Brooks Reynolds, co-founder of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, provided an update on the plans
surrounding the Madison event, “As always, our focus has been on the BACON and I couldn’t be
happier with how it’s coming together.” Reynolds continued, “On one side we have the craft bacons;
like Nueske’s, Jone’s Dairy Farms, Berkwood Farms and Des Moines Bacon Company. Then we have
some of the industry giants represented as well, such as Oscar Mayer and Farmland. No doubt about it,
on November 1st the ‘OHHHH BACON!’ chant will resonate throughout the great state of Wisconsin.”
What does it take to score a unique day of all things bacon? For starters, you might have to be quick.
The sister baconfest, Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, sold-out last December in
minutes. 12,500 tickets were snatched up within 43 minutes in the online-only sale. If this isn’t reason
enough for bacon-enthusiasts to get behind their keyboards at noon, then offering 3,300
commemorative gifts for the first ticket buyers should get the bacon sizzling. But, wait – there’s more!
The event will televise the Wisconsin vs. Rutgers game on two big screens – a one stop bacon-infused
Badger tailgate plus the game! Holy bacon buckets!

There are a variety of ways to experience the festival. A $45 general admission ticket will get you:
unlimited bacon samples, $10 in “BACON BUCKS” to purchase a wide array of bacon-inspired dishes
from participating restaurants, one FREE beverage, the BIG GAME on two big screens, live music and
bacon education lectures. For groups, there is a table option available. If you consider yourself a
swinellier, you may want to try out the Bacon Elegance Package, which includes a ticket to the festival
and a gourmet multi-course bacon-inspired dining experience. Finally, for those looking to get a onehour jump on the bacon sampling before the bacon-loving masses arrive, there is a VIP experience.

For information about the Madison Bacon Festival go to www.madisonbaconfestival.com

About Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

What started as a groups’ passion for “all things bacon” has evolved into America’s premier bacon festival. In
2001, a group of guys began celebrating bacon during an annual weekend retreat in Spirit Lake, IA. Six years
later, they pursued a deeper understanding of their favorite meat by earning “All About Bacon” diplomas from
Living History Farms. On March 1st, 2008, officially organized under the Bacon Board and led by Brooks
Reynolds, they went on to found a festival: a multi-city festival with the mission of improving the enjoyment of
all things bacon by providing education, recognition, advocacy and research on behalf of the masses, everyone,
everywhere, all of them. They are serious. Seriously, dudes. Seriously.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
  • Hours: 10 am – 5 pm (VIP Opens at 9 am)
  • Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
  • Wisconsin Badgers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Game Will Be Televised
  • Estimated Number of Bacon Enthusiasts: 5,000+

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