Vegetarians, beware. 3,000 lbs of bacon are coming to Keystone resort June 24-26 for a festival of meaty proportions.
The brain child of a Keystone skier and bacon aficionado, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour will be making its Colorado debut with bacon lectures, concerts, and of course lots and lots of sampling.
"As far as I'm concerned, if you haven't sampled a variety of bacon
at 9,000 feet above sea level, you haven't lived," Brooks Reynolds,
co-founder of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival said on the event's website.
"The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour couldn't dream of a better location for
this event. With [Keystone]'s help, we look forward to transforming
River Run Village into a bacon lover's
paradise. OHHHH, BACON!"
For $30, attendees will get access to unlimited bacon, a free beer,
and "other bacon goodies," the Keystone communications team said. Other
activities like a Kidzone, the golf course, and the gondola will be open
for those looking for a reprieve from the salty, crispy pork snack.
Appropriately named, musical acts
Devon Allman's Honeytribe (mmm... honey bacon),
Yo Momma's Big Fat Booty Band (mmm...fat), and
will rock River Run to provide some background noise to the crunching
sounds you'll be emitting. Warren Station will also host an after party
to burn off those extra calories.
"If words could only describe how I'm feeling right now," bacon connoisseur Neil Pederson of Golden, Colo. said to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour.
"As a native Iowan, I miss the many different types of bacon available
at local meat lockers and pig farms. At times, I long for an applewood
smoked bacon from a pure bred Duroc pig. Or a few slices of dry-cured
bacon from a true Berkshire breed. A tear comes to my eye, just thinking
about the opportunity that lies before me."
Thinking this is the best festival you've ever heard of? Lodging rates are inexpensive (starting at $98 a night) and tickets are available now.