AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University students will host the fourth annual Bacon Expo Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames.
Bacon Expo is a family friendly event that drew more than 1,200 attendees last year. Participants sample creative bacon 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.
Tayler Etzel and John Armstrong, co-chairs for the Bacon Expo, put together a 26-member executive team in January.
“This year’s Bacon Expo will be special because we plan on bringing in even more bacon for our attendees, both in quantity and selection,” Etzel said.
Along with being an educational event, this year’s Bacon Expo will focus on giving back to the Ames community by donating all leftover bacon to Food at First. The Bacon Expo team has selected the Learning Disabilities Association of America as their charity of choice. A portion of the proceeds raised from the event will be donated to the association. The organization provides resources and support to individuals, families and educators.
Tickets go on sale Sept. 8 at 8 am. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Go to www.baconexpo.ag.iastate.edu to purchase tickets and to view more information about the event. For updates and fun-facts about Bacon Expo follow @ISUBaconExpo on Twitter and Iowa State Bacon Expo on Facebook.