Go ahead and get your pen and calendar out and mark down Saturday, October 11, 2014 as the date for the SECOND ANNUAL Ozarks Bacon Fest to be held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. You don’t want to over book yourself and miss out on this great event!
Photos have been added from the 2013 event to our PHOTOS page. Enjoy and hope to see you all at the 2nd Annual Ozarks Bacon Fest 2014!
Thanks to all the sponsors, vendors and companies who offered Bacon Samples and Beverage Samples and to those that attended the Inaugural Ozarks Bacon Fest in 2013. We salute YOU ALL!
Bacon, oh glorious Bacon, till we meet this October 11th at the Second Annual Ozarks Bacon Fest!
Aaron Campbell from Drury University shared his take on the Inaugural event, in case you missed it! Enjoy!
The secret panel of judges samples EVERY bacon dish at Ozarks Bacon Fest and while every dish was worthy of an award…simply because it had bacon in it, only one could walk away with the coveted BEST BACON DISH award.
The win goes to Chef Brandon Moore from The Rocks with his twisted version of our childhood classic - PB&J sandwich.
Here is what chef Brandon said about the dish:
The idea was to do comfort food elegant. So I did my favorite dish as a kid PB&J. I decided to make peanut butter out of peanuts and bacon fat. Then I made a bacon jelly out of bacon, bacon fat, brown sugar, coffee, and a few other ingredients. To hit the elegant side I did this dish Hors d’oeuvres style on a french bread crostini and kept it open faced so I didn’t mask the flavors too much with bread.
We think he hit it out of the park! Thanks to all the chefs who served up their Bacon dishes for us to try at Ozarks Bacon Fest!
We want to congratulate Keith Grilliot, for his LOVE of BACON and his outstanding eating abilities at the Inaugural Ozarks Bacon Fest.
He finished the most Farmland Bacon in 2 minutes. He is now and forever will be known as the FIRST official “King” of Ozarks Bacon Fest. Keith will receive 2 VIP tickets to the 2014 Ozarks Bacon Fest event, and a seat at the table this year to defend his title. Thanks to US97, Farmland Bacon, Keith, and all the folks who participated in the Eating Contest.
Stay tuned to find out how you can enter the US97 & Farmland Bacon – Bacon Eating Contest at the 2nd Annual Ozarks Bacon Fest!
Ozarks Bacon Fest – a tribute to Bacon, Bourbon & Beer – holds its 2nd Annual tasting event from 11am till 3pm on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.
Guests will have access to a bacon-infused wonderland where the Ozark’s best chefs prepare amazing creative bacon snacks, great spirits and cocktails, beer and wine and so much more!
Within Ozarks Bacon Fest you will be able to enter the Bacon Eating Contest, also enjoy live music, beer and spirits - details on these events, and how to enter, coming soon.
So mark your calendar and be ready to enjoy the best bacon in the Ozarks at the 2nd Annual Ozarks Bacon Fest, Saturday October 11, 2014.