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Bacon draws crowd to 2nd annual Dubuque Area Baconfest

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The smell of bacon filled the area in Dubuque Thursday evening for the second annual Dubuque Area Baconfest.

The Dubuque Area Baconfest took place at the Dubuque County fairgrounds and featured 24 different vendors that were offering samples of bacon treats. Some bacon items this year included; bacon yogurt, fried bacon balls, and even bacon drinks.

During the festival, four people attempted to eat a pound of bacon during the bacon eating competition.

"Bacon is so bad for you, but it's so good. It's the grease. There is just something about bacon that everyone loves," said Baconfest coordinator, Pam Steffensmeier.

All proceeds from Dubuque's Baconfest benefit Area Residential Care in Dubuque.

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