Baconfest raises funds for Siouxland Habitat for Humanity
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -
If you love bacon and you live here in Siouxland, the odds are you were at or heard about Baconfest Saturday. Baconfest was held by Habitat for Humanity at Battery Park in Sioux City.
Although it's only in its second year, the event racked in 100s of Siouxlanders. There were all types of bacon-foods like bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, maple bacon cupcakes, and a "meat tornado," or bacon wrapped chicken.
There was also a live band, children's area, and since it's football season, there were tailgating games too. Funds from the event will go towards Habitat for Humanity to help build affordable and safe housing in the area.
"It's just a fun event and that's what we're looking for just something fun to help raise awareness about housing in Sioux City and about Habitat for Humanity," said Siouxland Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Katie Roberts.
Baconfest also included a bacon eating contest. Organizers say it's a win-win situation as they raise funds to make Siouxland a better place, and chow down on some delicious bacon.
"We didn't have an annual event. We decided this would be out annual event and this year there's probably twice as many people as last year. We hope to grow this as big as it can get," said Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Willie Delfs.
KTIV's Sarah Te Slaa was the emcee of Saturday's event.