Just look at this bacon dress and weep. That's right, it's a dress made out of real bacon and it's the only attire that befits the Bacon Queen (Eat your heart out, Lady Gaga!)
This year's Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest in Des Moines, Iowa, is bound to be big: 8,000 tickets for the event was sold out in 3 minutes. Bacon Fest, which got its start as a quirky little sideshow at a local bar, has doubled in size every year:
"It all happened by complete accident like anything wonderful, electricity, penicillin," said Chief Bacon Officer of Bacon Fest Marshall Porter.
Bacon Fest started off as a quirky little sideshow on the Des Moines social agenda in 2008. A couple hundred people gathered in a downtown bar, eating a lot of bacon.
The big draw was bacon cookies. At the time, pretty weird, but what's weird at Bacon Fest has gotten a lot weirder.
Start with the dress. It is made of real bacon, created by an East Des Moines dressmaker - and it is actually worn by the Bacon Queen...
"It wildly surpassed anything I thought was achievable. I mean, look at it, it sparkles," said Porter.
KCCI has more: Link - Thanks Tiffany!
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