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KC Bacon-Fest: The Other Fundraiser

Bacon FestCalling all Kansas City bacon lovers…do you have plan this weekend? Even if you do, we’ve got the perfect reason to move that family reunion down to the West Bottoms. The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City is hosting their first ever Bacon-Fest on Saturday, August 28th. Guests will enjoy live music with a special performance by Bacon Shoe, bacon-centered food samplings by local restaurants (including The Original Bacon Explosion), signature bacon cocktails, a Bacon Eating Contest, a Best Bacon Recipe Contest and more!

In addition to yours truly, some of the local restaurants and vendors who will be at Bacon-Fest include Wendy’s, Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, Adam’s Rib, Boulevard Brewing Company, Murray’s Ice Cream, Northern Lights Pizza, and The Drop…plus a special performance by the band Bacon Shoe. Word has it that these guys have a dog that fries bacon on stage while they perform!!!

Reservations for Bacon-Fest are $30 (which includes a complimentary event t-shirt) and can be purchased at Proceeds from the day will be used to provide medical rehabilitation and employment services for individuals with disabilities resulting from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes and neurological disorders such as MS, ALS and Parkinson’s.

Kansas City’s West Bottoms
The Foundation for Reclamation
1221 Union Ave. Kansas City, MO 64101

Saturday, August 29, 2009
11:00 a.m. – Registration/Bacon-Fest begins.
11:30 a.m. – Recipe Contest Judging begins.
12:00 p.m. – Bacon 101 Demonstration at BBQ Addicts/Bacon Explosion booth.
12:30 p.m. – Bacon Eating Contest
1:00 p.m. – Winners announced for each contest and appearance by Bacon Shoe (live band).
2:00 p.m. – Bacon-Fest ends

About The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City: Founded in 1947, the Rehabilitation Institute’s mission is to build brighter futures for children and adults with disabilities. This is accomplished by providing specialty medical and vocational rehabilitation services. Annually, the Institute helps 2500 children and adults get back on the road of life following a disabling condition. For more information about the organization, please visit

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