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Downtown Springfield Celebrates BACON

Taste of Downtown was a festival that Springfield had put on for 15 years. But it's gone. In its place is the Bacon Throwdown & Music Fest, also hosted by Downtown Springfield Inc. Victoria Ringer heads the non-profit group. She joined us to talk about the new fest - which will feature bacon as the key ingredient to the food being offered from Springfield-area resturants. A contest will choose who incorporated it best - and music will include local faves like The Deep Hollow and Jukebox Casanova. On Saturday night, the Pure Prairie League will headline. Click herefor more info.

Listen to the interview with Ringer:

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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