Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour Provides a Sizzling Good Time at Keystone Resort

29 May 2013

KEYSTONE, Colo. — May 29, 2013 —Is there anything quite like the scent of bacon wafting into the crisp summer mountain air? If that thought gets your mouth watering, be sure to put Keystone Resort’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, June 22-23 on the calendar. Now in its third year, the two-day event will feature more than a ton of Iowa and Colorado bacon along with bacon-inspired cuisine from over 18 food vendors, live music, and samples of Beggin’ Strips® for those with bacon-loving four-legged friends. New this year, the festival has added Colorado’s Biggest Bacon Bloody Mary Bar, sponsored by Hair of the Dawg Bloody Mary Mix, and a bacon education series for those looking to earn a diploma for their knowledge of their favorite pork-tastic treat.

“The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour believes bacon education is at the core of a healthy bacon economy,” said event co-founder, Brooks Reynolds.

“So, we’ve introduced a lecture series hosted by Certified Bacon InstructorsTM including the likes of Eden Farms’ Nick Jones and Denver Bacon Company’s Justin Brunson. With famous bacon purveyors at the head of the class, participants are sure to receive a first class bacon education.”

For those guests not interested in earning an All About Bacon DiplomaTM, cutting class will mean joining fellow bacon-lovers in Keystone’s picturesque River Run Village, sampling unique and delectable treats from bacon purveyors and area Chefs and restaurants, listening to live music from bands like Hell’s Belles and the Steeldrivers and enjoying icy cold beverages in the Colorado sunshine.
 
One-day bacon tasting tickets start at only $30, with weekend tasting packages beginning at $50, including an event koozie and souvenir sunglasses. Keystone Resort lodging packages including tasting tickets start at just $97 per person, per night or $173 for the weekend (two nights lodging and a two-day tasting ticket).
 
To offset a delicious afternoon in the Village, Keystone offers a variety of calorie-burning mountain activities including downhill and cross-country biking and scenic hiking for all levels. Live music throughout the weekend as well as a lively festival atmosphere is free to all guests. And don’t forget to bring the youngest members of the family, because on top of having the chance to nibble away on bacon, kid’s craft activities will be offered throughout the weekend.
 
Weekend Schedule of Entertainment:
 
Saturday, June 22
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Bacon Festival, River Run Events Plaza—tickets required for sampling
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Kids’ Crafts, Ina’s Bridge (between Village and Gondola)—free and paid activities
1:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. Concert: Hamilton Loomis, River Run Main Stage (Free)
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bacon U Lecture Series, Warren Station Center for the Arts (Free)
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Concert: Hell’s Belles, River Run Main Stage (Free)
Sunday, June 23
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Bacon Festival, River Run Events Plaza—tickets required for sampling
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Kids’ Crafts, Ina’s Bridge (between Village and Gondola)—free and paid activities
1:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. Concert: Hamilton Loomis, River Run Main Stage (Free)
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bacon U Lecture Series, Warren Station Center for the Arts (Free)
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Concert: The SteelDrivers, River Run Main Stage (Free)
 
For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.comor call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.
 

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Media Note
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Media Contacts
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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
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