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Kansas City’s fifth annual BaconFest is coming up Saturday

Updated: 2013-08-20T16:43:40Z

By Sarah Gish

Prepare to pig out: This Saturday marks Kansas City’s fifth-annual BaconFest.

On the menu at the epic afternoon pork party: Beer, bacon dishes from local restaurants, live music from The Josh Vowell Band and Big Time Grain Company, and contests for bacon recipes and bacon eating.

You heard that right, a bacon-eating contest. Last year, grand prize winner Randy Satel consumed 1.9 pounds in five minutes. Think you can beat that? Sign up here.

Tickets to the 21-and-over event cost $50 at baconfestkc.com. A ticket gets you food, beverages, a drink cup and a 5th anniversary BaconFest t-shirt. Proceeds benefit The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City.

This year’s list of participating restaurants includes Gram & Dun, Lidia’s Kansas City, Pig & Finch, Simply Breakfast, Snow & Co. and Yaya’s Euro Bistro. Click here for the complete lineup.

Hungry for more bacon? Check out our blogs on the search for the perfect BLT, bacon made from beef and bacon jam.

And don’t forget that International Bacon Day is coming up on Labor Day (September 2).

Enterprise reporter Sarah Gish writes bar and dining guides for Ink magazine. Check out Ink’s Lawrence bar guide, which hits newsstands August 21.

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