Delaware beach town to celebrate Bacon Fest

Behold the power of bacon: Dewey Beach will host its first Bacon Fest next month.

Organizers are planning a bacon lover’s dream for Dewey Beach on April 26. The inaugural Bacon Fest will feature a competition for the “Best Bacon on the Beach,” and of course no contest would be complete without plenty of samples to try. The competition is open to restaurants, caterers and even “bacon artisans,” with prizes handed out for the best bacon creation.

The event is for meat lovers only. A question in the FAQ section of the Bacon Fest website about whether there will be vegetarian options offered is given a very tongue-in-cheek answer:

Q: Will there be a vegetarian option?

A: “No. No. No. This is a day to celebrate bacon, which is made out of pork. By the way, we suggest not going outside today because the bacon gods (there’s a group of them) are going to strike you down for just thinking about a vegetarian option.”

Organizers say children are welcome at the festival, with special activities planned especially for the “bacon bits.”

The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Festival organizers hope to capitalize on slightly warmer weather they hope will arrive by the end of April. 

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