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Thousands Come Out for Second Richmond Bacon Festival

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Thousands tried different bacon dishes at the Richmond Bacon Festival Sunday Thousands tried different bacon dishes at the Richmond Bacon Festival Sunday
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Thousands of bacon lovers came out for the Richmond Bacon Festival Sunday in Shockoe Bottom.

Bacon tacos, bacon cupcakes, maple bacon cake, bacon guacamole, the second annual Richmond Bacon Festival is all about the bacon.

“I love bacon, I’m a big fan of bacon, couldn't pass the opportunity to eat bacon all day,” said Peter Coffey.

Last year at the first ever bacon festival, many waited in long lines and left without a bite as vendors ran out of food. This time, organizers were prepared.

“This year, we doubled the amount of vendors and made sure they prepared for the amount of dishes that they were going to need to serve as well as we expanded the footprint, we doubled the footprint,” said Stephen Tuzeneu, co-founder of the festival.

“It’s almost a bit overwhelming because there's just so much but there's more room, more space so that's definitely better,” said April Hite.

In total, 40 vendors came out--each featuring dishes with bacon.

"There's bacon croissants, there's different flavors of candy bacon , there's BLT with watermelon, bacon shrimp dishes, bacon wrapped hotdogs, you name it,” said Tuzeneu.

"Fried rice with bacon and shrimp in it, it's delicious,” said Coffey.

"I'm eating coffee gelato with bacon topping,” said Hite.

And although some ran out of certain plates, many bacon lovers got couldn't be happier.

“Who doesn't love bacon, really? I mean you gotta love bacon, right?" said Mike Inge.

All of the proceeds from the festival benefit the Enrichmond Foundation, which sponsors community gardens and park programs for kids.

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