Vernon to be promoted as Bacon City, USA
In honor of 100 years of Bacon the Wright Way, the company plans a nationwide promotion with Vernon, Texas to be renamed as Bacon City, USA for the weekend of September 16-17, 2022.
“Of course we are not going to change our name from Vernon, that would be impossible,” Vernon City Manager Marty Mangum clarified. “It is part of their promotion and they will bill the town as Bacon City for the weekend as they bring a large number of events into Vernon.”
The Vernon Tourism Advisory Board voiced their support for the event as part of last week’s meeting, in which they discussed event activities, and they pledged to assist the company in any way possible.
Tourism Director Amanda Lehman said that as part of the promotion, Wright Brand is launching a nationwide search to find the country’s biggest bacon fan and bestow them with the prestigious title of Mayor of Bacon City, USA.
Perks include a lifetime supply of Wright Brand bacon.
The winning applicant and one guest will receive a two-night trip to the 100th anniversary celebration in Vernon and mayoral induction in Bacon City, USA.
To apply for the job of Mayor of Bacon City, USA submit a one-minute video about unique qualifications and why you deserve the coveted title. Consider submitting a bacon ballad, a sizzling dance, a bacon-wrapped rap or a poem or another performance that captures your love for bacon. The more creative the video, the greater the chance of securing the title.
Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2022.
The Mayor of Bacon City, USA will receive VIP access to the festival which celebrates the brand’s rich history in Vernon and all things bacon.
The one-day event on September 16 will feature a food truck competition and other activities across town. The Bacon City mayor will serve as a celebrity judge in the event.
To close out the celebration, the beloved Texas-based country group, The Randy Rogers Band, will perform live.