Coloradoans Lick Their Lips in Anticipation of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour in Keystone! Keystone will be sizzling this summer with the sweet smell of bacon at 9,280 feet!

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“100 Day’s of Summer at Keystone, Colorado” will kick off on June 24th with the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour

"OHHHH, BACON!"

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival (BRBF), the nation’s premier bacon festival, announced a new partnership with the Keystone Neighborhood Company (KNC). As part of the agreement, the KNC will host Colorado’s first Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour event in River Run Village on Friday, June 24-26. In exchange, BRBF will provide over 2,000 lbs of bacon from Eden Farms of Iowa, Tenderbelly of Colorado and Daily's of Califonia. Leo Landis, Professor of Baconology will be giving two lectures on Saturday and Sunday, All About Bacon and A Driving Tour of Bacon.

Brooks Reynolds, co-founder of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, adds, “As far as I’m concerned, if you haven’t sampled a variety of bacon at 9,000 feet over sea level, you haven’t lived. The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour couldn’t dream of a better location for our event. With the KNC’s help, we look forward to transforming River Run Village into a bacon lover’s paradise. OHHHH, BACON!”

A limited number of Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour tickets will be available for $30 online through http://www.blueribbonbaconfestival.com, beginning May 1st, 2011 while supplies last. The ticket entitles the holder to admission to the three-day event, a commemorative hat, a beer koozie, unlimited bacon samples at the Bacon Showcase, live music (Devon Allman's Honeytribe on Saturday & Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band & Reckless Kelly on Sunday, bacon educational lectures, and one free beer.

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour has partnered with these great sponsors; Purina Beggin Strips, Pearl Vodka, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Reynolds & Reynolds Inc., Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, Eden Farms, Tenderbelly, Daily's Meats, River Run Restaurant Group (Luigi's, Wolf Rock, Kickapoo & Inxpot), Iowa Bacon Board, Keystone Neighbourhood Companies and the

About Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
What started as a groups’ passion for “all things bacon” has evolved into America’s premier bacon festival. In 2001, a group of guys began celebrating bacon during an annual weekend retreat in Spirit Lake, IA. Six years later, Brooks Reynolds organized a deeper understanding of their favorite meat by earning “All About Bacon” diplomas from Living History Farms from the Professor of Baconology, Leo Landis. On March 1st, 2008, officially organized under the Iowa Bacon Board and led by Brooks Reynolds, they went on to found a festival: a festival with the mission of improving the enjoyment of all things bacon by providing education, recognition, advocacy and research on behalf of the masses, everyone, everywhere, all of them. They are serious. Seriously, dudes. Seriously.

Facts
What – Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour
When – Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26
Where – River Run Village, 129 River Run Road, Keystone, CO 80435
Attendance – Planning to accommodate over 3,000 bacon lovers over a two-day period
Tickets – A limited number of Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour tickets will be available for $30 online through http://www.blueribbonbaconfestival.com, beginning May 1st, 2011 while supplies last. The ticket entitles the holder to admission to the three-day event, a commemorative hat, a beer koozie, bacon samples at the Bacon Showcase, live music, bacon educational lectures, and one free beer.
Bacon Showcase – The popular Bacon Showcase provides individuals with the opportunity to sample some of the nation’s best bacon brands and talk directly to brand reps. In previous years the following bacon brands have been showcased: Eden Farms, Tenderbelly, and Daily's.

Bacon Bucks – Available in $5 increments. Bacon Bucks will be available throughout the festival grounds and will allow participants to purchase samples of gourmet bacon inspired cuisine throughout the day. Over 15 restauranteurs are expected to attend and will be serving up delicious bacon dishes for all to enjoy.
Bacon Lecture Series – The Bacon Lecture Series brings together some of the most brilliant bacon minds providing festival attendees with the opportunity to challenge their bacon knowledge and beliefs. Lecture topics, "All About Bacon" and "Driving Tour of Bacon" by Leo Landis, Professor of Baconology.
Our Mascot – A furry pig named, Blue, is the official mascot of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, will be on hand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1juSyf6_8Co

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