December 04, 2012 13:56 ET

Tikly Selected as Primary Ticket Vendor for the 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Low-Fee Ticketing Platform Trims the Fat From Ticket Fees of Past Bacon Festivals With Flat-Rate; Will Begin Selling 8,000 Tickets on 12/12/12 at 12:12:12 PM, Including the Bacon Festival's Facebook Page

DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwire - Dec 4, 2012) - Tikly, the first low-fee, flat-rate ticketing platform to allow clients complete control over marketing and promotion of ticket sales, announced today that it was selected as the primary ticketing vendor for the February 9th, 2013 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival taking place at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Labeled by national media outlets as the largest event of its kind, the one-day event sold out in just minutes last year when only 4,000 tickets were available. Now doubled in size, the event will feature over 10,000 lbs. of bacon from around the nation, bacon-inspired dishes from local and traveling restaurants, live music, bacon educational lectures, bacon Bloody Marys courtesy of Hair of the Dawg, Hawkeye Bacon Vodka and Pearl Vodka.

"As a bacon fan myself I'm excited to help promote and sell tickets to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, which is considered our country's most popular food festival of its kind," said Emma Peterson, founder and CEO of Tikly. "Tikly will improve the overall buying experience for fans wishing to attend the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival because no hidden and erroneous fees will be charged. Plus, the business relationship between Tikly and the festival is a win-win situation for the city of Des Moines, since both organizations are based in Iowa."

The 6th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival - Viking Bacon Quest "A Journey to the Land of Fire...and Ice...and Bacon!" has doubled in size from the previous year to accommodate over 8,000 bacon lovers. The Varied Industries Building with the new addition of the Elwell Family Food Center will allow for a larger variety of food vendors, bacon purveyors, entertainment, bacon education lectures and beverage stations. To purchase a ticket, visit or the festival's Facebook™ page at .To watch the feature video promoting the event, please visit

Brooks Reynolds, co-founder of the festival, commented, "We're excited about this sizzling partnership. Improving a bacon lover's ticketing experience is one of several enhancements we look forward to sharing with festival participants in the coming months."

About Tikly
Tikly was launched in May 2011 by founder and CEO, Emma Peterson, after she recognized the need for artists, venues, and event organizers to have a channel to sell directly to their customer base instead of going through large corporations that charged exorbitant fees. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, on Silicon Sixth, Tikly is a ticketing platform that offers lower service fees, opens revenue streams for artists, venues, and organizations, and places event promotion back in the hands of the talent and event organizers. To learn more about Tikly please visit

About Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
Recognized as the "Mecca of all bacon festivals," the much talked about Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival takes place annually in Des Moines, IA. Organized and promoted by the Iowa Bacon Board, the festival offers participants: extensive bacon sampling, bacon lectures, bacon-inspired dishes, bacon competitions, an annual bacon queen, bacon awards, live entertainment and bacon camaraderie.

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