If you’re one of the lucky few to have snagged a ticket to the famous BaconFest, congratulations. It is a magical experience, and there’s nothing like it. But lurking under the joy and laughter is a sinister beast waiting to destroy all who attempt to defeat it. The human body was not meant to process this much deliciousness, and if you want to survive you’ll need advice from a veteran.
I went to BaconFest last year, and I learned the ins and outs of making the most out of your experience. Heed my words, and BaconFest will be everything you dreamed it to be.
1) Have a plan of attack and pace yourself
I was very excited to sample what The Girl & the Goat had come up with last year, and I figured I would wind my way around the tables and stop by there later. Wrong. By the time I got to the booth they had already sold out. Get a map beforehand, and decide your absolutely must sees. Hit those first. And remember to pace yourself. You may think you’re the ultimate bacon lover, but that’s a lot of pork to digest.
2) If you don’t love it, don’t finish it
An extension of number one; you will be presented with many enticing food items. Take a bite, and decide if it’s worth the valuable stomach space. If you don’t absolutely love it, throw it away. It may seem wasteful, but this is a marathon and not a race.
3) Buy your t-shirts and other merchandise at the beginning
Merch sells out fast, and you don’t want to get stuck with an extra large BaconFest t-shirt. Buy your souvenir early on make sure you get what you want.
4) Keep an open mind
The best thing I had last year was maple bacon cotton candy, and I almost didn’t try it. You’ll see some crazy bacon creations, but keep an open mind. You might find that a bacon-stuffed grapefruit is your new favorite breakfast treat.
5) Don’t make plan to go out that evening
Being stuffed full of bacon fat is not a great feeling. Even though you may have enjoyed yourself, you’re not going to feel at your most attractive afterwards. Go home and hunker down until your body has time to process and/or reject the day’s events.
Long live bacon!!!