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.

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