May the fourth be with you bacon fans. The 2024 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will be held on Saturday, May 4, and will feature the only theme worthy of the occasion: Bacon Wars. And to give you a taste of what’s to come, we’ve compiled a list of the top five things you won’t want to miss. You can learn more about Baconfest 2024 and get your tickets here.

1. Rock Out With The Pork Tornadoes

This aptly named powerhouse band has played all around the Midwest at the best and biggest bars and festivals — and they’re greased up to put on another banger of a show at this year’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival.

2. Claim the Bacon-Eating Throne

Can you throw back bacon without breaking a sweat? Then sign up to be the next bacon-eating champion. The first contestant to eat 10 strips of bacon without losing their bacon wins a $100 cash prize, trophy, four VIP tickets to the next Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, and more! Plus, it’s free to enter. Speed eating not your thing? Then come cheer on the competitors as they battle it out for the throne.

3. Show Off Your best Bacon Wars look

Calling all bacon Jedi, wookies, troopers, and Siths! There will be an epic costume contest to honor this year’s galactic Bacon Wars theme. Entry is free, so grab your lightsaber or throw on your best beskar. And to all contestants: May the force be with you.

4. Take Part in Not-Your-Average Activities

There’s going to be adventures and fun around every corner — and between every bite. Use your bacon-fueled power to challenge friends to a wookie calling contest, axe throwing, a couple holes of simulated golf, and more. Want to become royalty? Showcase your quick wit and gripping talent to secure your Bacon Queen crown.

5. Indulge in Bite After Bacon-Filled Bite

Is this heaven? No, it’s Baconfest. So tie on your best bib and get ready to dive into a day of bacon bliss. From double bacon-wrapped corndogs to pork belly fried rice, there’s a diverse selection of bacon-themed delicacies waiting to be tasted. Oh, and there’s plenty of cold drinks, too.