In spite of a recent WHO warning that processed meats can cause cancer, the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival’s Extreme Bacon Bite Challenge is moving ahead in Las Vegas.

Bacon fest for Vegas.

Bacon fest for Vegas. Image by cyclonebill / CC BY-SA 2.0

On Saturday ten Nevada-based chefs will battle it out for a prize valued at $4000, competing to create the best bacon-centered dish. Also on offer at the festival: an Elvis costume contest, music and something the organizers call a ‘bacon-infused wedding ceremony.’ Read more: