The Des Moines Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is in its eighth year and will have 17,000 attendees.
— Lecture series including:
o Bacon & Span: A Love Story
o Bacon Science and Technology
o Bacon South of Interstate 80
o How to Build a Hormel Bacon Stadium
o Beer, Bacon, Breakfast and Beer
o DIY Charcuterie: from belly to bacon
— Club Sizzle – a nightclub, during the day
— Bacon the Immortal vs the Bacon Brothers (Tofu and Turkey) – a wrestling match to see which reigns supreme!
— Over 100 bacon-inspired dishes
— Miss Bacon contest
— Bacon-eating contest