First ever Bacon Fest held in Hudson
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HUDSON, N.Y. -- It was a day dedicated to honor that salty, smoky staple: bacon. New York State's first ever Bacon Fest was held on Sunday. Folks gathered at the Henry Hudson Waterfront Park.
Brian Cook and his wife Mikko came up with the idea for the festival, which featured bacon that was used in everything from appetizers to desserts. Some of the treats included bacon-infused rice crispie treats, chocolate-covered bacon bites, and even bacon ice cream. And for the vegetarians, there was veggie and tofu bacon as well. For its first year, organizers said they were surprised at how well the event was received.
"By 11:00 a.m. we were seeing so many people coming in that we had no idea it was going to be such a huge success. We're overwhelmed by the amount of people that came out to support the event," said Cook. "We basically ran out of food, we had a great time, and as I said, the response was overwhelming and we had no idea so many people would show up, and we're really happy about it."
Thousands attended the event, and $1 from every ticket that was purchased will be donated to the Northeast Regional Food Bank.