78 / 50
      63 / 44
      68 / 51

      Baconfest is coming back once again

      Kirksville is the place to be for bacon lovers next weekend.

      The Kirksville Chamber of Commerce and Kraft Foods are teaming up once again for the 3rd annual Baconfest. The event will be taking place on Saturday, September 28 on the downtown courthouse lawn from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

      Some events include the Bacon Recipe Contest, the Little Miss Bacon, Young Miss and Miss Sizzle pageants, and of course there will be lots of bacon and BLT sandwiches.

      Attendees are asked to bring two canned goods to donate to local food pantries across the area.

      "We have a lot of food pantries in town that need our support throughout the year so this is a way for us as a community to give back and help them stock up a bit before winter," said Sandra Williams of the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce.

      There will also be a health zone for screenings and a cardio booth at the event.

      The Kirksville Downtown Improvement Committee will also be doing a car show in conjunction with Baconfest.

      If you want more information on Baconfest, click here.