Images by Jason Dailey
The sixth annual Bacon-Fest, a benefit for the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, brought thousands of pork fiends to Union Station Saturday for eating contests, bacon brownies and even Bakon vodka. The crowd showed up in bacon and pig-themed costumes before getting to the business of eating bacon for lunch, dinner and dessert.
Lidia’s Kansas City found inspiration in the season with bacon and heirloom tomatoes for this dish.
The pig nose on these eaters is strategically placed leaving full mouth access for plenty of bacon.
Farmland put slow cooker bacon jam on a pretzel rod. Remember this for your Super Bowl party.
Cecil Hedquist (aka DJ Tormented), at center with his arms raised, captured the Bacon T-shirt contest with his bacon suit.
Our Sassy Pantry’s bacon jam was just one of the many forms of bacon at Bacon-Fest.
The pig nose on this costume is slightly less strategically placed.
Wrapping another food in bacon is a go-to for caterers for a reason.
Bacon fans wore their bacon gear while sampling the bacon offerings.
The bacon brownies from Grandma’s Catering.
Bakon, bacon-flavored vodka, was used to make a Bacon Bloody Mary.
Sorry, ladies. But there will always be another Bacon-Fest to meet a fellow bacon lover.
[Images via Jason Dailey
Love bacon? You’ll find plenty of pork belly, alongside the rest of the pig, at Knife & Pork — the craft butchery festival we’re holding with The Local Pig on Saturday, September 27, in the East Bottoms. Information and tickets here.