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    Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    I can't think of another event that has grown year-over-year more than Baconfest. If I'm not mistaken, didn't this start at El Bait Shop just 8 yrs ago? Now it is moving to the Iowa Event Center and they'll cap off ticket sales at 17k

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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    It was too big last year and too spread out among the three buildings. I just don't think all of the vendors will be able to keep up.



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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    Went to the 1st annual Waterloo one this year and it reminded of what the Des Moines one use to be like. They need to split the Des Moines up into 2 or 3 different events and have everything free with admission.. I also liked that Waterloo had a paper that had every vendor and you could only go through one time. Stopped the big lines from forming at the most popular places.

    To top it off, my wife won 52 weeks worth of bacon because of the shirt she was wearing. I've been eating the hell out of bacon for the last few months.



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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    Anyone else completely uninterested in this? I don't understand the obsession with bacon. At all.

    Edit. I fully expect to be blasted for this.


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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

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    Anyone else completely uninterested in this? I don't understand the obsession with bacon. At all.
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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Anyone else completely uninterested in this? I don't understand the obsession with bacon. At all.
    I went last year and it was fun but I too don't understand the obsession. It's almost like it's just a fad until the next craze comes along. I won't be going anymore because excluding samples everything had a price - what's the point of paying to get in to pay for bacon?


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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    I went last year also and it was just okay for me. Bacon is very good, but it is over valued right now. I predict that the bacon bubble will soon burst.



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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Anyone else completely uninterested in this? I don't understand the obsession with bacon. At all.

    Edit. I fully expect to be blasted for this.
    Its like a fair when there is no fair. People love fairs. Most people just drink a lot at the thing. Bacon is like maybe 1/3 of the interest in the event.


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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    Admittedly, some of the draw is just the hype...which goes along with selling out tickets each year within minutes of going on sale.


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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    I went last year also and it was just okay for me. Bacon is very good, but it is over valued right now. I predict that the bacon bubble will soon burst.
    I hope I am there when it does so that I am covered in delicious bacon.



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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

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    Anyone else completely uninterested in this? I don't understand the obsession with bacon. At all.
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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Anyone else completely uninterested in this? I don't understand the obsession with bacon. At all.

    Edit. I fully expect to be blasted for this.
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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    I remember when the bacon was free with paid admission


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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Anyone else completely uninterested in this? I don't understand the obsession with bacon. At all.

    Edit. I fully expect to be blasted for this.
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    Re: Baconfest expands (again). Moving downtown to Iowa Events Center

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Anyone else completely uninterested in this? I don't understand the obsession with bacon. At all.

    Edit. I fully expect to be blasted for this.


    Take all the issue you want with the event, but don't you dare say anything bad about bacon!



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