Bacon festival back on in St. Augustine after shortage

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Chocolate dipped bacon.

That's what brought Kirk Horstman out to Francis Field in St. Augustine on Sunday. But he wasn't alone.

Hundreds of people made their way to the nation's oldest city to pig out at the second day of the first annual Bacon Nation Festival.

"I like bacon. That's why I'm here," resident Joshua Maldonado said between bites of a massive chicken and bacon quesadilla fresh off the food truck.

Bacon fudge, bacon ice cream sundaes and bacon nachos were just a few of the offerings luring festival-goers in.

The festival was back on in full sizzle Sunday after a pork shortage fizzled Saturday's festivities, forcing vendors to turn customers away.

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But event organizer Joel Watson said nothing would stop people from getting their fill Sunday.

"The turnout has been bigger than we anticipated. We made some adjustments overnight to accommodate the crowds," Watson said.

Meanwhile, vendors said they're not letting the shortage keep them down.

"We got a lot more people than expected, but it's been fun. We're hanging in there," said Natalia Lorincz, who was serving up chicken and bacon quesadillas and bacon cheese fries from Mama's Food truck.

It was a shortage of another item that had Kevin Stack of Daytona Beach worried.

"Should've gotten napkins."


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