Record crowd gathers at Iowa bacon festival
Posted: Feb 20, 2012 11:32 AM EDT | Updated: Nov 5, 2014 6:31 PM EDT
DES MOINES, IOWA. -- Thousands of pork fans in Iowa went hog wild for bacon.
The 5th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival drew the biggest crowd yet. Tickets for this year's "Baconpacaplypse" sold out in a matter of minutes. The hungry crowd of 4,700 came ready to sample.
The event showcased more than 20 restaurants and 10 different suppliers from the Midwest. The hottest items on the menu were bacon cupcakes and bacon brownies.
This year's bacon fest will donate about $10,000 back to the community.