It was bound to happen and now it’s official. KOZL and the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds are putting on the first annual Ozarks Bacon Festival.
The inaugural event, billed as a “tribute to bacon, bourbon, and beer,” will be held on Saturday, October 12, at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.
Tickets give guests access to a bacon-infused wonderland where the Ozarks’ best chefs prepare amazing creative bacon snacks. National brands, artisan bacon-makers, and bacon purveyors will display, sample, and sell a multitude of bacon and bacon inspired products.
The best mixologists and brewers hand out bacon-inspired cocktails, beer and wine. And in honoring bacon in all its glory, Ozarks Bacon Fest will be holding a Bacon Eating Contest, a Best Bacon Recipe contest and a Bacon Art contest.
A $30 admission ticket allows you samples of bacon and bacon-infused and inspired foods, local and regional beers, wines and spirits. A VIP pass is $45, and will allow entry one hour before doors open, plus a t-shirt and gift bag full of bacon-inspired goodies.
Tickets will be limited and are expected to sell out.