LAS VEGAS, Nevada - It started in 2008 with just 175 people gathered in downtown Des Moines celebrating their love of bacon. In January, more than 15,000 people packed HyVee Hall for the biggest Baconfest to date. But things are about to get much bigger for the Iowa Bacon Board.
The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is hosting the Extreme Bacon Bite Challenge in Las Vegas in November.
They've hosted events in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Wisconsin and Iceland. With Colorado, Iceland and Iowa transforming into annual celebrations.
Tickets for the Extreme Bacon Challenge are on sale right now. Click here for more information.