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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

Legacy Projects > Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County

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The Third Annual Indiana Bacon Festival in Delphi on Saturday, August 27 will celebrate Bacon, Bands & Brew. Local food vendors lining the streets will cook up all sorts of fantastic bacon recipes sure to please everyone from the casual bacon lover to the true hardcore bacon connoisseur. Stop by the world-class cook-off, hang with the kids at the KidsZone, or try your hand (or mouth?) at a bacon-eating contest. While you’re at it, enjoy an adult refreshment at one of the local craft breweries and wineries and catch some great Indiana and national music at the two stages. The bicentennial theme will be prominent in social media, the festival website, menus and maps. More information:

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator Julia Leahy

What do you consider the key accomplishment of your Legacy Project?

  • We celebrated our agricultural heritage and historic downtown Delphi with nearly 9,000 people from all over the state who were in attendance.

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your Legacy Project.

  • The popularity of the Kids Zone, organized by the volunteers from Carroll County Senior & Family Services. The bacon-eating contest is always a crowd favorite.

How/where are you perserving information and artifacts related to your Legacy Project?

  • The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce office, located at 114 E. Main Street in Delphi.

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 400

Total estimated attendance.

  • 9,000

Estimated dollar amount raised.

  • $118,000

Estimated dollar amount spent.

  • $85,000

Photos of the Bacon Festival

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2016 Indiana Bacon Festival Committee

  • Julia Leahy, Co-Chair
  • Dick Bradshaw, Co-Chair
  • Bret Hanaway
  • Jake Adams
  • Ashley Kloth
  • Jeff Feirick
  • Brenda Daly
  • John and Cindy Chapman
  • Patrick Nycz
  • Kevin Kologinsky
  • Lou Hayden
  • Michelle Pearson
  • Steve Mullin

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