Competitors participated in the Bacon and Egg spoon race at the Senior Bacon Olympics.
Competitors participated in the Bacon and Egg spoon race at the Senior Bacon Olympics. Laura Blackmore

PHOTOS: BaconFest 2019 dubbed 'like the Ekka'

THE crowds roared with laughter as teams participated in the Master Olympics at BaconFest 2019.

On Sunday, August 25 competitors assembled to make four teams for the highly entertaining event.

Pig snorting, a Bacon and Egg spoon race and a blind folded pig maze hunt for bacon were just some of the activities involved in the games.

After going through five different rounds Darth's Delinquents came out on top winning five kilograms of bacon.

Bacon Busters won second place and third place was awarded to the Bacon Brothers.

Local Speech Pathologist and Baconner committee member Suzanne Mungall was the chief of operations at the Olympics.

Following on from a popular event last year Mrs Mungall said this year was even better after they implemented a number of changes.

"I run the Little Piggies event and the Olympics so the addition of the council allowing us to use the lane way and back area has allowed us to expand," Mrs Mungall said.

"Last year we felt a bit isolated because were at the park but this time round we have utilised the whole space.

"Vendors were saying we feel like we were a vendor at the Ekka.

"It has been a major improvement to use the lane because it means we can create a whole precinct.

"People can feel like they are participating in a major festival, rather than dashing between locations," she said.

 

Neil, Hamish and Suzanne Mungall at the Senior Olympics at BaconFest 2019.
Neil, Hamish and Suzanne Mungall at the Senior Olympics at BaconFest 2019. Laura Blackmore

The Olympics were jam packed with action as Mrs Mungall guided them through the various games.

The Baconner said she was thrilled to see thousands of families walk through the festival and enjoy all of the stalls and food trucks available at a good price point.

With thousands of people attending the event she said she has enjoyed watching it grow significantly from last year.

"I love the happy accidents that occur when you're in the actual moment of the festival," Mrs Mungall said.

"You get to discover great ideas that you can use for next year.

"I think that every committee continues to plan and think about how they can do better.

"As it's only the second time for BaconFest we are always open to new ideas.

"I was really surprised by who much I learned last year.

"I thought I would know it all this year but I've learned twice as much," she said.

As the festivities for day two at BaconFest 2019 continue into the afternoon, it's safe to assume that competitors will reward them with some bacon inspired food.

PHOTOS: Check out our gallery from all of the action at the Master Olympics at BaconFest 2019.

 

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