Iowa State University Students Host Sixth Annual Bacon Expo Oct. 6

Iowa State University students will host the sixth Annual Bacon Expo on Oct. 6 at the Hansen Learning Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University students will host the sixth annual Bacon Expo on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center. 

The event offers participants a chance to sample creative culinary treats such as bacon gelato, chocolate covered bacon, maple bacon cupcakes and traditional fried bacon strips. Along with bacon goodies, attendees will enjoy live entertainment and educational displays about the pork industry.

Bacon Expo is a family focused event that attracted more than 1,000 last year. Reece Rieken, a senior in agricultural and life sciences education; Gracie Russell, a junior in agricultural business; and Harvard Williams, a junior in animal science, are serving as tri-chairs for this year's expo. Together they have been planning the event with a 22-member executive team since January.

This year’s Bacon Expo will focus on giving back to the Ames community by donating leftover bacon to Food at First. The expo team also selected Special Olympics of Iowa as its charity of choice. A portion of the proceeds raised from the event will be donated to that program.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, students are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, children 6-12 years old are $5 and under 5 years old are free. For more information go to or at @ISUBaconExpo on Twitter and Iowa State Bacon Expo on Facebook.

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