Kingaroy BaconFest 2020 – Cancelled

๐— ๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—” ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฆ๐—˜ – ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ
๐˜’๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ 2020

The Kingaroy BaconFest Committee announced today it had made the difficult decision to cancel Kingaroy BaconFest for 2020.

Chief Baconeer Kristy Board said uncertainty about COVID-19 and the duration of government restrictions on public gatherings made planning a big event like BaconFest a challenge. โ€œBaconFest brings a huge number of visitors to our town and creates an important economic boost for local business so this wasnโ€™t a decision taken lightly,โ€ Mrs Board said. โ€œThe publicโ€™s health and safety however remain our priority and itโ€™s important we listen to expert advice about the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19.โ€

To break the sad news, the committee of volunteers released a humorous online video reminding punters that despite challenging circumstances it was important to continue eating Australian bacon.

Last yearโ€™s BaconFest was attended by an estimated 15,000 people and injected more than $600,000 into the local economy.

SunPork Fresh Foodโ€™s Chief Operating Officer Rhys Collins said as the festivalโ€™s major sponsor, SunPork was supportive of the committeeโ€™s decision. โ€œKingaroy BaconFest is a highlight of our year but in the current climate, this is absolutely the right call to make.โ€

Mrs Board said that despite the cancellation the BaconFest Committee was thinking creatively about the future. โ€œWhen life gets you down thereโ€™s nothing more comforting than the smell of sizzling bacon,โ€ she said โ€œUnder current restrictions we canโ€™t have a festival but itโ€™s never been more important to continue having a laugh and doing what we can to support our local community. โ€œOur committee loves a challenge and I canโ€™t wait to see what weโ€™ll do next.โ€

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