Organizers of the Madison Bacon Festival, a Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival event, have announced that tickets are on sale exclusively online at The inaugural event will take place at Alliant Energy Center on Saturday, November 1st offering bacon-lovers an opportunity to explore their sizzling obsessions in a creative and celebratory environment. Organized and promoted in partnership between the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and the Madison community, the uniquely quirky celebration will provide participants with Wisconsin’s largest bacon showcase, bacon lectures, bacon-inspired dishes, bacon competitions, an annual bacon queen contest, live entertainment and bacon fellowship.

Brooks Reynolds, co-founder of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, provided an update on the plans surrounding the Madison event, “As always, our focus has been on the BACON and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s coming together.” Reynolds continued, “On one side we have the craft bacons; like Nueske’s, Jones Dairy Farms, Berkwood Farms and Des Moines Bacon Company. Then we have some of the industry giants represented as well, such as Oscar Mayer and Farmland. No doubt about it, on November 1st the ‘OHHHH BACON!’ chant will resonate throughout the great state of Wisconsin.”

What does it take to score a unique day of all things bacon? For starters, you might have to be quick. The sister baconfest, Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, sold-out last December in minutes. 12,500 tickets were snatched up within 43 minutes in the online-only sale. If this isn’t reason enough for bacon-enthusiasts to get behind their keyboards at noon, then offering 3,300 commemorative gifts for the first ticket buyers should get the bacon sizzling. But, wait – there’s more! The event will televise the Wisconsin vs. Rutgers game on two big screens – a one stop bacon-infused Badger tailgate plus the game! Holy bacon buckets!

There are a variety of ways to experience the festival. A $45 general admission ticket will get you: unlimited bacon samples, $10 in “BACON BUCKS” to purchase a wide array of bacon-inspired dishes from participating restaurants, one FREE beverage, the BIG GAME on two big screens, live music and bacon education lectures. For groups, there is a table option available. If you consider yourself a swinellier, you may want to try out the Bacon Elegance Package, which includes a ticket to the festival and a gourmet multi-course bacon-inspired dining experience. Finally, for those looking to get a one-hour jump on the bacon sampling before the bacon-loving masses arrive, there is a VIP experience.

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