Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour in Keystone, Colorado

Bacon, beer and beautiful weather… we reveled in pork product in the mountains today! My family and our visiting Florida friends spent the afternoon at Keystone’s River Run Village enjoying all the bacon we could eat during this inaugural Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour weekend event in Colorado.

keystone bacon festivalThe seven of us (4 adults, 3 kids) inhaled the following:

  • At least 45 slices of hot-off-the-griddle applewood-smoked, double wood-smoked and pepper bacon
  • 1 tempura fried bacon with gravy
  • 3 slices of bacon pizza (with funny names like “6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon”)
  • 1 chocolate covered bacon with ice cream
  • 1 caramel apple (I hadn’t given my son enough Bacon Bucks tickets for the bacon-covered one – oops)
  • 1 bacon cheesecake
  • 4 snow cones
  • a couple samples of bacon fish tacos and soba noodles with bacon (that the nice vendors gave us for free)
  • 8 cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • 1 bacon Bloody Mary

Bigtime bacon coma.

keystone bacon festival

Keystone Bacon Festival

Keystone Bacon Festival

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour (aka Bacon Fest) continues tomorrow, Sunday June 26. Enjoy the live music and entertaining scene for free (Blue, the mascot pig makes appearances in the village, posing for photos), or pay $30 for unlimited bacon sampling vendors Eden Farms, Daily’s and Tender Belly. With that unlimited pass, you also get an ice-cold can of Pabst Blue Ribbon, souvenir baseball cap and drink coozie.

Otherwise, you’ll pay about $2 to $8 (via Bacon Bucks tickets) for different food items I listed above — plus bacon tamales, bacon crepes, bacon cannoli, bacon confit beef sliders, bacon-wrapped meatballs… and more.

My advice for those who partake in Keystone‘s Bacon Fest this year (or next, if it becomes an annual event): drink a ton of water. Hours later, I can’t seem to hydrate enough with all the salt in my system. Thankfully, the kind folks from Keystone Neighbourhood Company place a ton of water coolers and paper cups in central spots throughout the village to help with bacon bloat!

Thanks, Keystone for inviting my family to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour. This bacon festival is one special event that should have a permanent home in the Colorado mountains!

7 Responses to “Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour in Keystone, Colorado”

  1. 1
    Jody says:

    Thanks for thinking of me with the bacon tweet! Iowa! Better with bacon! Fact:Iowa has more pigs per capita than people. Yep, we know our pork!

    Loks like a super fun event. I should definitely keep it on the radar for next year!

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      Snow.com says:

      I had no idea! While I was up there the ‘Face of Bacon’, Brookes Reynolds talked to me about how and why he brought the Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest out here to Keystone: http://snow.to/o4Z7M

  2. 2
    Jennifer says:

    OMG! What a fun day. Now I’m *really* looking forward to getting to know Keystone.

  3. 3
    Mara says:

    As Homer Simpson might say, “ohhhhhhhh, baaaaaccccoooooonnnn!” (wipes drool from chin).

  4. 4

    My daughter Hadley would have FREAKED for this event because bacon is her favorite food in the world. NO LIE. She first had it when she was 3 and told us she wanted it every day. When we told her that wasn’t happening, she proclaimed, “Good-bye bacon. I’ll never forget about you.”

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    Janet says:

    Chocolate covered bacon with ice cream, who would have thought? Sounds absolutely delicious!

  6. 6
    Shafi says:

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