Saturday, October 11, 2014 is the date for the SECOND ANNUAL Ozarks Bacon Fest to be held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Photos have been added from this years event to our PHOTOS page. Enjoy and hope to see you all at Ozarks Bacon Fest 2014!
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.
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 next year to defend his title. Thanks to US97, Farmland Bacon, Keith, and all the folks who participated in the Eating Contest.
We will have tickets available at the door for those who didn’t pre-order.
We do not have many so IF you are thinking about coming get there by 11:30 to purchase your tickets. The General Admission ticket price is $30 and the doors open at NOON!
VIP’s are SOLD OUT.
IF you LOVE Bacon like we do AND you are on the fence about coming, here is a very SHORT list of what we have to sample at Ozarks Bacon Fest…..
To see a list of the vendors offering samples visit our Who’s Samplin’ page
Hope to see YOU at Ozarks Bacon Fest!
We are honored to announce that Food Channel Culinary Artist Cari Martens will be attending Ozarks Bacon Fest. She will be on the Cooking Stage showing you how to prepare Bacon Sliders and an awesome Blue Cheese & Bacon First Down Dip and how to properly “candy” the bacon and ideas for serving simply candied bacon at your next party.
And you will want to stop by the Food Channel booth to try some of their Bacon Fudge, it is INCREDIBLE!
We LOVE bacon. And we know you love bacon, or you wouldn’t be on this website!
If you think you can eat more bacon in 2 minutes than anyone else, you should sign up to be a part of the US97 & Farmland Bacon Eating Contest at Ozarks Bacon Fest, Saturday October 12th.
Click on the image below to go to the US97 web page, then enter your email address and tell us how much you LOVE bacon and you’ll be qualified to win a ticket to bacon paradise and entry into the US97 & Farmland Bacon Eating Contest, where you could win 20 pounds of Farmland bacon and bacon bragging rights.
You MUST be 21 years of age to enter the contest – AND enter Ozarks Bacon Fest.