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Bacon Enthusiasts Converge in Iowa for Festival.
ABCNews ^ | DES MOINES, Iowa February 10, 2013 (AP) | By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press

Posted on 02/09/2013 9:09:55 PM PST by carriage_hill

The smell of bacon was in the air Saturday as thousands converged on Iowa's capital city for an increasingly popular festival celebrating all things connected with the meat.

Some people wore Viking hats and others walked around with makeshift snouts for the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. The annual event featured more than 10,000 pounds of bacon served in unusual ways, such as chocolate-dipped bacon and bacon-flavored cupcakes and gelato.

"I love bacon more than I love my job," said Katie Nordquist, who was dressed in a tuxedo T-shirt that looked like bacon Saturday for her first time at the festival.

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: bacon; iowa; porcine; pork; twistandsnout; yum
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B A C O N !

I can smell it wafting in the air! Life doesn't get any better!

If you can't go to the Bacon Festivl, then get some Kitchen & Pantry Staples, online:

Rverything Should Taste Like Bacon...

1 posted on 02/09/2013 9:10:09 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

The 8,000 tickets sold out in a few minutes.


2 posted on 02/09/2013 9:11:09 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: carriage_hill

Are the Muzzies “offended” yet?


3 posted on 02/09/2013 9:15:19 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
I've got 50-lbs in 3-lb packs of PA County Bacon and Sausage, in the garage freezers, so I'm thawing-out some today and tonite, for BLTs on Sunday!


4 posted on 02/09/2013 9:17:11 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: humblegunner; Lazamataz; JoeProBono; TheOldLady; Slings and Arrows; Salamander; Eaker; ...



Bacon Ping!


5 posted on 02/09/2013 9:20:25 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Hell, yes! We’re ready for ‘em with piles of sandwiches, surrounded by concertina wire. LOL. I carry mmy Class III AR-15 and Kimber 1911 .45acp, just in case. Bring it muzzie filth!


6 posted on 02/09/2013 9:20:52 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: shibumi

Smell the love!

7 posted on 02/09/2013 9:24:00 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: carriage_hill

BBL... something happening down the road...


8 posted on 02/09/2013 9:25:15 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: carriage_hill
I like bacon with my dog:


9 posted on 02/09/2013 9:27:07 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: carriage_hill; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

10 posted on 02/09/2013 9:31:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: carriage_hill
BACON...how do I love thee...
food of the gods.
11 posted on 02/09/2013 9:32:54 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Revolting cat!

Why?


12 posted on 02/09/2013 9:44:47 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: Revolting cat!

That would be self abuse!


13 posted on 02/09/2013 9:50:29 PM PST by Dawggie
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To: Dawggie

That would start a riot there in Iowa.


14 posted on 02/09/2013 9:51:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

KILL THE HERETIC!


15 posted on 02/09/2013 10:41:30 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Larry Lucido; 50mm

I find myself remiss in that I did not include you on my original ping to this thread..

So Ping It Be.


16 posted on 02/09/2013 10:47:58 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Photo of this year’s Bacon Queen...wearing a dress made of...yes, BACON!

http://ktla.com/2013/02/09/baconfest-2013-features-dress-made-entirely-of-bacon/#axzz2KTaZgQyE


17 posted on 02/09/2013 10:53:41 PM PST by garandgal
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To: carriage_hill

If there are any plans for building a mosque in the area, I certainly hope someone “planted” some bacon on the property...(it would be worth the sacrifice.)


18 posted on 02/09/2013 11:05:43 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Revolting cat!

Meat free bacon? that is just sick


19 posted on 02/09/2013 11:16:55 PM PST by Figment
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To: garandgal

Have got to control myself. Any comment regarding that pic would get me banned


20 posted on 02/09/2013 11:20:57 PM PST by Figment
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To: Figment

While I have not personally been to the Bacon Queen contest, I have seen some video footage on the news. Of course, they select the Queen several days prior to the event.

The Pageant is held at a local bar..I did note that when they announced the winner, she was up on stage with the rest of the contestants...and was holding a beer at the time...LOL!


21 posted on 02/09/2013 11:56:18 PM PST by garandgal
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To: Revolting cat!

Fakin’ Bacon? Ick, that’s just... Wrong.

On a lark ordered some fancy applewood smoked bacon from out of state mail order catalog. It was good, but didn’t find it better by any stretch than the stuff at the grocery store. So we got that goin’ for us, that’s nice.

Fried eggs are good with bacon, but a little heavy - what goes better imo is poached in water (runny yolks) over toast w/ lots of dairy butter. A side of hash browns (cheaper the better) white pepper with grated onion and velveeta. Grape jelly on toast, coffee, juice rounds out a good breakfast.

Sausage gravy over drop bisquits ifn real hungry, maybe pancakes and maple syrup. Not all at once, usually.


22 posted on 02/10/2013 12:40:28 AM PST by Freedom4US
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To: Freedom4US
Sounds like you may be a candiate for a Poutineville Heart Attack Poutine


23 posted on 02/10/2013 2:36:54 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: shibumi; Daffynition

24 posted on 02/10/2013 3:24:23 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slyfox

Happy dog!


25 posted on 02/10/2013 4:15:16 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Figment

Meat free bacon? I don’t want to know what it is.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 4:23:07 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: carriage_hill

Car accident. Police/EMTs have it handled.


27 posted on 02/10/2013 4:27:51 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Figment

Once you start eating that bacon, you won’t know where to stop.


28 posted on 02/10/2013 4:57:41 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: carriage_hill
Ahhh! A bacon thread.

Lets all sing the "Rub Some Bacon On It" song!

The “Rub Some Bacon On It” Song

911 what's your emergency?
I nailed my finger to a birdhouse accidentally
Do your have some bacon (bacon?)
Bacon, That's right
I have bacon left over from dinner last night
Rub some bacon on it
what?
On your hand just do it
Rub some bacon on it
That's all there is to it?


What if I dropped my phone?
Rub some bacon on it
or encounter my clone?
Rub some bacon on it
I get mononucleosis
Rub some bacon on it
My nude pics get posted


Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it
Yeah


My home gets foreclosed
Rub some bacon on it
My cat explodes
Rub some bacon on it
I wake up in a trunk
Rub some bacon on it
My friend goes steampunk
Rub some bacon on it
I meet real pirates
Rub some bacon on it
There's an akward silence


I say something unintentionally racist
Rub some bacon on it
I'm a adult with braces
Rub some bacon on it
I can't swim
Rub some bacon on it
I'm visited by Mr. Timn


Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it
Rub some bacon on it

29 posted on 02/10/2013 5:10:13 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: rlmorel
Dang it. The stupid site I got the lyrics from there left out my favorite stanza:


Bacon hotline, What’s your problem?
What if I feed the troll?
Rub some bacon on it
I’m attacked by a narwhal
Rub some bacon on it
The apocalypse started
Rub some bacon on it
I think I might have sharted


30 posted on 02/10/2013 5:19:51 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Daffynition
This will get you to the same place, but looks much more appetizing!

(bacon mug filled with melted cheddar cheese)

31 posted on 02/10/2013 5:25:31 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: carriage_hill

In a few minutes, I’ll be leaving FR and stepping into the shower. I’ll be using bacon scented soap. For real.


32 posted on 02/10/2013 5:32:10 AM PST by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: carriage_hill

Bacon is the candy of meats!


33 posted on 02/10/2013 5:48:45 AM PST by babyfreep
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To: carriage_hill

“I’ve got 50-lbs in 3-lb packs of PA County Bacon and Sausage, in the garage freezers,”

I hope it’s registered. Do you have a permit to carry your bacon?


34 posted on 02/10/2013 6:10:49 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

No permit for hi-cap bacon pkgs! Uh-oh!


35 posted on 02/10/2013 6:16:58 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: carriage_hill

For Christmas, I found mr. a some bacon-scented shaving cream. One of my presents from him was a bacon-scented car air freshener.

It is a happy marriage.


36 posted on 02/10/2013 6:26:57 AM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: mrs. a

Excellent! Bacon keeps people happy.


37 posted on 02/10/2013 6:36:25 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Figment

Did you see this reply? Has to be a vegan.


a. linsay · 12 hours ago

The way these pigs are killed, raised — stuck in gestation crates — watching their piglets live in darkness in a factory, boiled flippin’ alive for the dehairing process — all so jerks like you all can shove pig flesh in your mouths, get high cholesterol, and most of you are fat. Inflating health care costs...it’s inexcusable what you consumers do to animals and how they are treated, all so you can buy the hype and shove down your throats fat greased bacon (pig skin and flesh).


38 posted on 02/10/2013 6:41:54 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: JoeProBono
That there better be *REAL* Vermont Maple syrup*.....or else!


39 posted on 02/10/2013 7:17:28 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m on my way to the store. Got bacon?


40 posted on 02/10/2013 7:17:37 AM PST by Pit1 (Obama is the bump in the road.)
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To: rlmorel
If you ever have the chance, try it.

We have the cutest little Canuck themed restaurant up here....and of course tried it.

But plain or peppered bacon is better!


41 posted on 02/10/2013 7:20:54 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Slyfox
Cutest l'il swine bacon before pearls, I've ever seen!
42 posted on 02/10/2013 7:23:57 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I recently read a book written by a vegan woman who runs a “sanctuary” for farm animals. She went so far as to say that we should not shear sheep. I read through the whole thing to see what she proposed as the eventual utility for these lovely farm animals that she’s championing. She spared about two paragraphs (IIRC) for her vision for the future - farm animals raised as beloved pets, roaming about farms in their “family” groups.

Okay. I’m a farmer. Livestock very rarely form “family” groups. Bulls, boars and rams are not exactly models of family fidelity. Besides, what kind of market does she think will be out there for livestock “pets”? Who out there wants to keep cattle for companionship, and not meat or milk? If her vision came true, we’d see a lot of endangered species out there.

I’m totally against cruel farm practices, but the only reason for most livestock to exist is their utility. Take that away and you take away the reason for continuing their breeding.


43 posted on 02/10/2013 7:26:57 AM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: carriage_hill; Charles Henrickson; bcsco
Last night I used my coupons to score a FREE 22 oz Oscar Mayer Applewood Smoked THICK CUT pack of bacon. I used 3 Poise femine products $3 coupons to buy 3 Poise Pantyliners that cost $3.49 each. Then I combined those coupons with 3 Publix Greensheet coupons also worth $3 for a total of $6 off. Thus after applying the coupons to the Poise pantyliners I had $2.51 overage on each product. Multiply by 3 gave me a total overage of $7.51. The bacon was selling for $7.99 but the packs had a $1.00 coupon on them making the pack $6.99. Then I bought some limes as fillers to eat up the remaining overage to bring my grand total to just about $7.51 and got my bacon for FREE. And I just got done eating some about a half hour ago.

And if you think that is slick. One of the cashiers yesterday told me about a woman who comes in twice a week to buy over a thousand bucks of stuff and gets back about $1500 in overage. Thus she gets several thousand bucks worth of stuff PLUS earns about $3000 in cash each week. CRAZY!!! I just apply my overage to products I need. Somehow I feel strange about receiving actual cash back although it has happened by accident a few times when I miscalculated my deals.

44 posted on 02/10/2013 7:37:55 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: rlmorel

LOL! Actually, I guffawed. Thanks for posting.


45 posted on 02/10/2013 7:49:02 AM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: PJ-Comix

“...she gets several thousand bucks worth of stuff PLUS earns about $3000 in cash each week.”

Publix? I remember them from living/working in Miami, back in the 70s. Is Publix still in business?


46 posted on 02/10/2013 7:57:58 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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47 posted on 02/10/2013 8:08:36 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Figment

Sounds like those doggie treats.


48 posted on 02/10/2013 9:11:37 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: carriage_hill

It’s only fair that you spread the wealth around a bit.

How is it fair that you have 50 pounds of bacon; and I only have a partial package of Trader Joes smoked apple wood bacon in my refrigerator?

I demand bacon equality now.


49 posted on 02/10/2013 9:59:14 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Heh. I even bought that 50-lbs way back when it was $3.29/lb; now, it’s 7.79/lb, here. Mmmmmm, smoked apple bacon. You might have the better deal.


50 posted on 02/10/2013 10:09:46 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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