Baconfest 2014 at Union Station [in photos]

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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.

baconfest-bruschetta-082414Lidia’s Kansas City found inspiration in the season with bacon and heirloom tomatoes for this dish.

baconfest-people-082414The pig nose on these eaters is strategically placed leaving full mouth access for plenty of bacon.

baconfest-pretzelstick-082414Farmland put slow cooker bacon jam on a pretzel rod. Remember this for your Super Bowl party.

baconfest-costume-contest-082414Cecil Hedquist (aka DJ Tormented), at center with his arms raised, captured the Bacon T-shirt contest with his bacon suit.

baconfest-cups-082214Our Sassy Pantry’s bacon jam was just one of the many forms of bacon at Bacon-Fest.

baconfest-pighead-082414The pig nose on this costume is slightly less strategically placed.

baconfest-sliders-082214Wrapping another food in bacon is a go-to for caterers for a reason.

baconfest-mustache-082414Bacon fans wore their bacon gear while sampling the bacon offerings.
baconfest-brownies-082414The bacon brownies from Grandma’s Catering.

baconfest-vodka-082214Bakon, bacon-flavored vodka, was used to make a Bacon Bloody Mary.

baconfest-takenguy-082414Sorry, 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.

Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender is the founder of The Recommended Daily.

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