Thank YOU!

THANKS to all that attended the 2nd Annual Ozarks Bacon Fest.

We had a great day and it was all made possible by our great sponsors, vendors and food & drink samplers, and most importantly YOU – the folks who attended and joined us in our celebration and LOVE of BACON!THANK YOU

See all the photos HERE from the photographer and visit our Facebook page so you can tag yourself in them. If you have photos from the event post them to our Facebook page or tag us in them so we can all enjoy.


Rainy Weekend forcasted….NO WORRIES Bacon Fest is INSIDE!

KOLR10 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Warriner told us that the weather on Saturday is calling for rain and scattered storms.

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Fret not Bacon Lovers. Ozarks Bacon Fest is INSIDE the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex. Stay nice and dry, enjoy Bacon, Bourbon & Beer, live music and shop vendors, and then make another round to enjoy more Bacon, Bourbon & Beer! See you Saturday at Ozarks Bacon Fest!


I Wanna Rauch at Ozarks Bacon Fest!

Our friends at Springfield Brewing Company along with local homebrewer Keith Wallis claimed a bronze medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. Their entry medaled in the Pro-Am competition, a “best in show” style judging that gives homebrewers the opportunity to work with a local brewery to brew a scaled-up version of their award-winning homebrew recipes. The top three winners from the field of 89 entries were announced October 4 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

SBC and Keith brewed a German-style rauchbier. This lager beer style is associated with the Franconian city of Bamberg, located in northern Bavaria, and is known for its smoky malt flavor from the use of malted barley that has been beechwood-smoked. Keith’s I Wanna Rauch is a great example of this traditional style.

The BEST part of this is YOU get to try a sample of this AWESOME BEER at Ozarks Bacon Fest! Stop by their booth and congratulate them on the WIN and try a sample!


Bands for the 2nd Annual Ozarks Bacon Fest announced!

The 2nd Annual Ozarks Bacon Fest is proud to announce these two great acts for your enjoyment at the event!

Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf Band


Featuring: Mark Bilyeu, Cindy Woolf, Jason Chapman, Jeremy Chapman, Jay Williamson.

Cindy Woolf began recording her third CD, “May,” on May 1, 2012. Appropriately, this collection of twelve new original songs will see its proper release in May of 2013. Whereas her debut, 2006’s “Simple and Few,” was a wholly acoustic album, and the follow-up, 2009’s “Before Daylight” featured a full band, “May” finds the sweet spot in between — the sound of a fully matured artist making music according to her own wishes. Produced by Mark Bilyeu (of Big Smith), “May” is built around a core ensemble of the guitar playing of Bilyeu; David Bright of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on drums (Charliehorse); Joe Terry on keyboard (The Skeletons, Dave Alvin); Ryan Kennedy of St. Louis on upright bass; with shining guest spots from former band mates Travis Linville of Oklahoma (Hayes Carll); Molly Healey, Bill Thomas and Jay Williamson (also from Big Smith); and Reed Herron of Speakeasy.

Hailing from Batesville, Arkansas, Cindy Woolf has been a resident of the Missouri Ozarks since 1998, where she has become well-known for a singular singing voice and her enchanting performances of her original songs. Her music has taken her on tour across the United States. Dirty Linen said of Woolf upon the release of her first album, “instantly timeless…spell-binding…beautiful, heartfelt, entrancing.”

Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf have been playing together for the better part of ten years, performing on the Americana/Folk and singer-songwriter circuit.


Uncle Rico’s Time Machine


Featuring: Uncle Rico, Tiny Mooreor Les, Boots & Graham Kracker

These good ole’ boys have been playing underground gigs and backroom juke joints in and around the region and feature the best Honkytonk and Western Swing music you will ever hear in the Ozarks! We promise they will make you want to scoot your boots, drink a cold beer and munch on some more BACON!


WIN a Pair of VIP Tickets

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All you have to do is go to Facebook and LIKE our Ozarks Bacon Fest page.

The goal is to hit 2500 LIKES before the event on Saturday, October 11. Once we do we will randomly pick one of our FANS to receive a PAIR of VIP Tickets to the event!

Click HERE to go to our Facebook page and LIKE us and a chance to WIN!

Farmland & US97 Bacon Eating Contest

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We love BACON and we know you love BACON! 

If you think you can eat more Bacon in 2 minutes than anyone else,  you should sign up to be a part of the Farmland and US 97 Bacon Eating Contest  at Bacon Fest, Saturday October 11th at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.

Click on the image above, then enter your  email address tell us how much you LOVE BACON and you’ll be qualified to win a PAIR of tickets to the 2nd Annual Ozarks Bacon Fest and a seat at the table to take part in the Farmland Bacon Eating Contest, where you could win a HUGE PILE of bacon and bacon bragging rights.

2013 Bacon Eating CHAMP pictured below with the spoils of his Victory!



Tickets on sale NOW!

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That’s right, tickets are available NOW on THIS web site at the TICKETS tab and yes there will be a LIMITED supply of VIP tickets. Do not wait if you want VIP tickets. Last year they sold out in an hour and a half!

More Bacon, more Beverages and more Good Times to be had at this years event!

We will see YOU at the Second Annual Ozarks Bacon Fest!



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!

Ozarks Bacon Fest – a day to remember!

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!