Setup begins for Indiana Bacon Festival


DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) – Organizers are wrapping up preparations for Saturday’s inaugural Indiana Bacon Festival in Delphi.

Setup for the event including road closures began at 5 p.m. on Friday. Over 5,000 people are expected to attend the bacon-themed festival.

Along with a bacon eating contest and live music, there will be a kids zone in the afternoon and beer and wine gardens in the evening.

Organizers say the festival is a celebration of Carroll County’s heritage.

“It’s been a long time coming for Carroll County. We are the number one pork producing county in the state, and it’s a great way to show off our agricultural side of business in the county,” said Executive Director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Julia Leahy.

Nearly a dozen local vendors will show off their bacon inspired recipes in a bacon cook-off.

“You have anything from bacon ice cream to bacon nachos, and bacon cheese fries, and a bacon catfish slider. So a little bit of everything that you can experience,” said Leahy.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and wind down around 11 p.m. 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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