The love of bacon is not reserved for Americans alone. Kofu, Japan, is hosting its 2nd Annual Japan Bacon Festival Sept. 29-30. Like most US bacon festivals, the two-day bacon fest will be filled with all things bacon.
Berkwood Farms and Jones Dairy Farm are providing more than 2,500 lbs. of bacon for free samples (that’s more than 40,000 slices of bacon). Food booths featuring local vendors will feature a variety of bacon menu items including bacon sliders, pork loin sliders, bacon ramen and bacon yakisoba (a Japanese noodle stir fry dish). Other festivities included a bacon eating competition and a bacon queen contest.