Hello Bacon Nation,

Yes.  We know.  SOLD OUT are the saddest two words in the English language when referencing a bacon festival for which you have no tickets.  We want to help you use your imagination and creativity to find your way into this Bacon Valhalla.  These contests are for two free tickets to the SOLD OUT Baconfest Chicago starring dozens upon dozens of the city’s great chefs cooking with BACON.    

Don’t feel bashful about entering our contest currently in progress:  The Baconfest Chicago Poetry Contest.  The deadline for submissions is this Wednesday at 1:pm.

Additionally, our good friend Steve Dolinsky (aka ABC 7’s the Hungry Hound) is hosting a Bacon Video Contest.  He wants to hear “Why you think you deserve these tickets?!”  The deadline for submission is Monday April 1 at 5pm.

From his Blog:

Bacon for breakfast? Hell yes.

VIP admission to Baconfest sold out long ago; so did general admission. But dear bacon lover, you can still score a pair of tickets to the big show coming to the UIC Forum April 20th. But it’s going to require a little creativity on your part.

All you need to do is tell me (or show me, in a short video, less than 2 minutes), why you think you deserve these tickets. Extra points for creativity, as in song; 50 extra bonus points if you express it in a video (let’s keep it clean folks).

Just submit your entry right here, in the COMMENTS section of this page, including any links to video you might have as well.  Contest deadline is 5 p.m., April 1 (no joke). We’ll announce the winner right here at stevedolinsky.com on Friday, April 5.

Get Cracking Bacon Nation!  There are tickets to be won.