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Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest in Des Moines IA 2023

Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest in Des Moines IA 2023

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Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest in Des Moines IA 2023

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May 12-13, 2023

There are bacon fests, and then there’s the Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest in Des Moines, Iowa. Noted as one of the best events of its kind in the U.S., thousands of pork aficionados from around the world manage to chow down 15,000 pounds of bacon during its day-long festivities. If ever you needed a way to celebrate coming off a diet, consider it the place to be.

Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest in Des Moines IA 2023
Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest in Des Moines IA 2023

Where to Stay: Hilton Des Moines Downtown

With its central location in downtown Des Moines, you’re that much closer to the bacon. The hotel is within walking distance of Historic East Village and Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater and they provide free airport shuttle service. When you’re not pigging out, you can relax in the indoor pool or grab a bite at Park Street Kitchen. PS, if you’re looking for more foodie fun in Iowa, A to Z Foodie Trail features 26 stops in a loop that includes Pella, Leighton, Oskaloosa, Knoxville and Pleasantville.

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