Begging for bacon? Head to Delphi for the Indiana Bacon Fest

News 18 This Morning talks bacon with Indiana Bacon Festival organizers

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) – Downtown Delphi will transform into a pork lover’s paradise on Saturday. The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is partnering up with Indiana Kitchen Bacon for the first Indiana Bacon Festival.

The bacon will be provided by Indiana Packers Corporation for everything from the Indiana Bacon Festival BBQ grill master cook-off to the Indiana Kitchen Bacon eating contest.

Janet Smith from Indiana Packers appeared on News 18 This Morning with Julia Leahy of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

“Indiana Packers produces great Indiana Kitchen bacon, so it just seemed like a natural fit to partner this, along with some charitable organizations, to have a good time and celebrate bacon,” Smith replied when asked why the community decided to create the festival.

The Bacon Festival will have vendors from all around the Carroll County community. Leahy said, “People can expect an experience from one of our 10 vendors, which are all Carroll County restaurants and caterers. Everything they’re fixing for us has bacon in it.”

Bacon cinnamon rolls, chocolate-covered bacon and maple bacon bourbon cupcakes are just some of the sweet treats on the menu.

If you are not feeling adventurous enough to combine bacon with dessert, then you can try one of the more traditional uses for bacon like a “juicy pig slider” from the Oakdale Dam or a grilled loin with bacon from Parrett’s Catering.

The Indiana Bacon Fest is from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in downtown Delphi. Entry fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12. There will be a special kids’ area open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For adults, there will be a section where Indiana craft beer and area wines will be served starting at 4 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be shared with Gateway Connections and the Carroll County Senior & Family Services, two local non-profit organizations.

Click here for the Indiana Bacon Festival’s website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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