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Kansas City’s fifth annual BaconFest is coming up Saturday

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

. 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


made from beef


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.