Thanks to our good friend Emily Gibson over at radio station PDX.FM, in Portland OR, we are very excited to announce to all of our Baconista Buddies & Babes in the Pacific Northwest, that “Round 2” of The Portland Baconfest has officially been scheduled for August 21st, 2010.
The 2009 Portland Baconfest was such a huge success last year, with over 2,500 “Baco-maniacs” attending the event and generously raising more than 865 pounds of much needed food that was donated directly to the Oregon Food Bank, that they are expecting even larger crowds and a lot more participation at the event, due to all of the positive media attention, feedback and word of mouth promotion,
Last year, the passionate hunger for “Meat Candy” was so tremendous, that several of the attending food and beverage vendors sold out of food and drinks, while the crowds of “Heavily Baconated” visitors made their rounds, participating in all of the fun and games, including drawings to win brand new BBQ grills, bacon related goodies, and even some ipods.
Everything from bacon eating contests to bacon dancing and of course, what would a gathering of “Pork-barrel Baconomic Ingestors” be without a trip to the holy “Bacon Confessional.”
Last year, the event created such a huge stir in the “Broad Based Bodacious Bacon Babes and Bacon Brotherhood,” that it not only enjoyed substantial local news coverage, but also much national coverage including reporters from Austin to Seattle and from Florida to New York.
According to Emily Gibson, of event sponsor, PDX.FM, “We plan to go above and beyond this year. In addition to local companies we will have vendors from around the US coming to showcase there bacon products, as well as more contests, an insane eat-off, bands, DJ’s, food vendors, and a bacon beer brew off.”
For those wanting to participate in the presentation of the even, Ms. Gibson continues to explain “We will have a limited amount of vendor tables available this year, due to the high level of interest, so if you are interested in taking part, contact her through the radio station’s website here.
The 2nd annual Portland Baconfest will be held on Saturday, August 21’st on 18th avenue between Burnside and Stark (adjacent to 1801 E Burnside). For those seeking even more information about the event, be sure to check out the Facebook Page of the event itself, or PDX.FM, the sponsoring radio station.
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This post was written by Boss Hog