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Bacon, bacon, bacon

Bacon, from the festival’s Facebook page.
Bacon, from the festival’s Facebook page.

No, seriously: The America Loves Bacon Festival says it’s en route.

It’s a national touring food festival – we’re told it’s the first-ever national touring food festival, which we believe, because: bacon – and it’s scheduled to alight at N.C. Music Factory April 25.

Cooking demos, bacon samples, live music, vendors and family activities are planned, along with participation by area chefs and a 30-plus-dish festival menu, from Hog Stick and Tempura Bacon to Bacon Nuggets and Bourbon Cherry Bacon. Chef Brian Duffy (Food Network, etc.) is the celeb chef involved.

The tour stopped in Arizona in February (best Facebook post: “Is it okay to bring a dogs?” Answer, in case you’re wondering: NO), and was in Columbia in late March.

More info: http://americalovesbacon.com/nc/